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  • Keywords
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    • trauma recovery,
    • post-traumatic stress,
    • mental health issues,
    • yoga therapy,
    • mindfulness exercises,
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Safety in the Body
Foundations in Mental Health Recovery through Yoga Therapy, Expressive Arts and Neurophysiology
by Erin Byron

Complete recovery from most mental health issues is possible—and safety is the first step! Mental health issues exist throughout our brains and bodies. Most people think it takes years of expensive therapy to make any progress. Recent research shows how efficient it can be, with the right guide, to resolve anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. In Safety in the Body, Erin Byron, a registered psychotherapist and yoga therapist trainer, gives readers the power to direct their body, mind, emotions, and beliefs away from continual traumatisation. Erin explains that finding a whole-body sense of safety while experiencing post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or depression brings us closer to a present, authentic, healthy life. Consciously practising safety with the help of breath and mindfulness exercises reprograms the brain and nervous system to regulate, which balances our body and mind. With time, patience, and commitment, this carries us towards a life free from trauma, anxiety, depression, and high sensitivity. A handbook for people moving beyond mental health issues and those working with them, Safety in the Body is full of strategies and activities. This book is based on yoga, expressive arts, empirical evidence, and neurophysiology. It helps build the neural, spiritual, and psychological pathways of integration, empowerment, and safety.

“Every page feels like a comforting hand offering fresh, smart, and safe ways to support recovery.” —Founder of Yoga for Eating Disorders & Author of The Courageous Path to Healing “A masterful job…wonderfully digestible…authentic compassion and true knowledge…” —Helene Couvrette, Co-Founder & President of MISTY: The Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga

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Erin Byron has a Master of Arts degree in Yoga Therapy for PTSD, along with a year of expressive arts therapy training at the graduate level, thirty years’ experience in the field of post-traumatic stress recovery. Xe has also spent the last fifteen years training and supervising mental health providers, yoga therapists, and holistic health practitioners in clinical skills, especially fine-tuning their work with traumatised clients. Xe has taught yoga for twenty-five years, training and certifying yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and meditation instructors. Erin enjoys playing the clarinet, swimming, drawing with chalk pastels, restoring colonised landscapes, and contributing to social and ecological justice. Xe lives in Ontario, Canada, with loved ones, native plants, and animals. Other books with Erin Byron include Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2014), Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety (Llewellyn, 2015, with Robert Butera and Staffan Elgelid) Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016, ed. with Robert Butera et al.), Yoga Therapy for Arthritis (Hachette, 2018, with Steffany Moonaz), and Yoga for the Creative Soul, 2nd Edition (Friesen, 2024).


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