Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Nicola Mosley

Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Nicola Mosley

Jun 06, 2022

Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Nicola Mosley

When discussing health and healing, it’s easy to focus on things like diet and exercise. But we aren’t just physical beings—we are emotional and mental beings as well. In this podcast episode, we discuss the importance of trauma informed care, trauma sensitive yoga, and why body-oriented healing may be a key part of the healing process.

 Nicola Mosley, is a registered social worker, therapeutic wilderness facilitator and movement practitioner who employs an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens. She blends all of these skill-sets in her classes, trainings, and retreats. She integrates the evidence-based modality of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, and land-based experiences. Nicola specializes in a collaborative approach to healing from social, systemic, and ecological trauma.

 We speak about the Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) approach developed by David Emerson in Boston several years ago to provide individuals a safe way to access their trauma and work through sensations felt in the body. This is an evidence-based technique that uses invitational and inquiry-based language to create safety for participants to choose what feels most supportive for them.

Nicola’s upcoming 20-hour foundational training with The Blu Matter Project for any facilitators interested in integrating movement practices from a trauma sensitive lens into their offerings. This can include mental health professionals & medical practitioners, as well as yoga/movement instructors, classroom teachers, coaches and bodyworkers with previous mental health certifications (for more information see details below).

 Key highlights in this episode include:

·         Nicola Mosley’s personal journey specializing in trauma sensitive care

·         What complex trauma and developmental trauma is

·         What does it mean to be "triggered"

·         The parts of the brain involved when we are triggered

·         How we can use the TCTSY technique to strengthen interoceptive awareness

·         The 20hr Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators program


For the full episode, take a listen here.

Traumatic experiences can take a heavy toll — not just in the moment. Somatic (meaning “of the body”) therapy can be a powerful healing process. This approach prioritizes the mind-body connection in treatment to help address both physical and psychological symptoms.

Nicola encourages those struggling with long-term trauma to investigate if a body-oriented approach may be helpful on the path to healing.

 Take a listen and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

 That’s it for now. Thanks everybody for listening. Please keep sending your questions in to


 About the Author  

Elaine Clark is a Trauma Informed Educator, E-RYT 500, Nutritionist & host of the Mindful Matters podcast.

 Blu Matter Project 20hr Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators program.



"This training was deeply accessible, accommodating and informative in ways I am still carrying with me.  Nicola fostered an environment to connect, to hold space for the complexities of our learning, of trauma informed practices and of ourselves.  It was a trauma-informed training and I'm so grateful to have begun this journey with Nicola and the group."


"Nicola's approach to teaching trauma sensitive yoga exceeded all expectations I had! As a healthcare provider, she kept me engaged with topics that I had prior knowledge about.  As a student I found it exceptionally easy to follow along.  Nicola allowed me to not only learn, but also acknowledge what was best for my mind and body throughout the weekend.  I will be recommending this course to my colleagues and friends!"


"This was one of the most amazing weekends of education, community, and vulnerability I have ever experienced.  The content not only helped to equip me with some tools to use personally with my trauma, but also apply through my professional and community work.  This course has changed my life, and I cannot wait to see where this community and modality continues to take me from here.   Thank you so much Nicola!"


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