Kundalini Yoga and CBT Resources For PTSD

Kundalini Yoga Resources

These videos demonstrate the yoga set and meditations in our book: Reclaiming Life After Trauma. Use the first video in the series, "Tuning In before Practicing Kundalini Yoga," as a starting point.

Video 1: Tuning In before practicing Kundalini Yoga

Before starting a Kundalini Yoga practice, we begin by chanting this mantra.

Video 2: Kriya to Still Nerves, Shakes, Anxiety and Tension

This video demonstrates a kriya (series of exercises) to reduce symptoms of PTSD, stress, and anxiety.

Video 3: Meditation - Elementary Adjustment of the Brain

This meditation is a main component of our program. It is especially helpful for reducing PTSD symptoms.

Video 4: Pauri Kriya

This meditation that increases our confidence that we can do something that will improve our health (self-efficacy).

Video 5: Shabad Kriya

This is a meditation for sleep that has been shown to be effective in research studies.

CBT Resources

Psychology Today magazine posted this blog on trauma and its effects on both body and mind.  Writer Donna Fish interviewed Daniel Mintie for the article and Mr. Mintie spoke to the body/mind connection and the philosophy behind integrative approaches to healing PTSD.

Book Interview

Maor Katz, MD is director of the California-based Feeling Good Institute, one of the world's premier CBT training centers.  In this interview Dr. Katz and Daniel Mintie discuss CBT, yoga and the book "Reclaiming Life After Trauma."

Interview with Daniel Mintie, LSCW on
Reclaiming Life After Trauma

Daniel Mintie's 9.11.18 webinar on TEAM-CBT and PTSD recovery

Research Studies

Below are studies conducted by us and our colleagues showing the effectiveness of yoga for PTSD.

1. Pilot study of our Integrative Trauma Recovery Program showed significant improvement in PTSD symptoms and sleep

Staples JK, Mintie D, Khalsa SBS, Evaluation of a combined yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy program for posttraumatic stress disorder. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  June 2016. 22(6): A94.

Note that the link brings up all the meeting abstracts. To find this one, search the page for one of our last names.

2. Pilot study at the New Orleans VA showed yoga reduced Veterans' hyperarousal symptoms and improved sleep

Staples JK, Hamilton MF, Uddo M. A yoga program for the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder inVeterans. Military Medicine 2013: 178(8): 854-60

3. Randomized controlled study on Kundalini Yoga for PTSD showed significant improvement in PTSD symptoms, sleep, stress, mood, resilience, and anxiety

Jindani F, Turner N, Khalsa SB. A Yoga Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress: A Preliminary Randomized Control Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015;351746.