Resilience from trauma: Examination of a gender-responsive trauma-informed mind-body program among female inmates
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Explain the program’s ability to give women simple, effective and accessible tools to utilize as active coping strategies for self-regulation that supports long-term trauma recovery. Discuss the program’s ability to help women in prisons (and elsewhere) to gain awareness of their bodies and their body sensations. Emotional traumatic memory becomes lodged in the body and is triggered in an endless feedback loop that becomes chronic and debilitating and may lead to disease and mental health problems. Describe the program’s ability to help women renegotiate their self-belief through awareness of their inner experience, and begin the process of transformation. Explain the neurological and physiological effects that trauma can have on women’s minds and bodies. Discuss how mindfulness practices work to reverse the potentially devastating effects of trauma on the mind and body.
Keyword(s): Women, Adult and Child Mental Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-principal investigator for this study and have been involved with the program's research and evaluation from the program's origin. Among my scientific interests has been the development, implementation and evaluation of public health programs which deliver services to under-served populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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