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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we apply knowledge of trauma effects to help identify triggers and to optimize teaching using a trauma-sensitive approach.

Objective

Become familiar with foundational considerations related to trauma-sensitive teaching, and review specific tactics for promoting emotional and psychological safety in the classroom.

Description

Explain why an awareness of trauma-sensitive teaching is useful and important for all yoga teachers. Describe the heart of trauma-sensitive teaching and provide trauma-sensitive teaching guidelines. Discuss the difference in approach when moving about the classroom in more common teaching vs. trauma-sensitive teaching. Provide considerations for verbalizing. Discuss touch from a trauma-sensitive perspective. Describe how to avoid causing common triggers. Explain clues that may indicate a student is being triggered and how you might respond. Give trauma-sensitive considerations related to Savasana.

Questions Answered Here

  1. Why is an awareness of trauma-sensitive teaching useful and important for all teachers?
  2. What is at the heart of trauma-sensitive teaching?
  3. Give five trauma-sensitive teaching guidelines.
  4. Describe a consideration regarding the act of coming to a public class.
  5. Discuss the difference in approach regarding moving about the classroom in typical teaching vs. trauma-sensitive teaching.
  6. Describe considerations regarding verbalizing in a trauma-sensitive way.
  7. Discuss touch from a trauma-sensitive perspective.
  8. What are two common triggers and how can you teach instead?
  9. How might you recognize a particular student being triggered and how might you respond?
  10. Describe considerations related to Savasana.

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