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Center for Trauma and Embodiment is a global leader in body-first care for complex trauma and PTSD

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Center for Trauma & Embodiment is a global leader in body-first care for complex trauma and PTSD

Support Trauma Survivors

For over 20 years, CFTE has been a global leader in empirically validated clinical interventions for complex trauma and PTSD that center the body in treatment.

Our global community of trainers, facilitators, and participants come from over 40 countries, territories, and First Nations and represent all genders and ethnicities.

In 2022, more than 30,000 people around the world engaged with our care models by way of individual or group sessions, trainings, or research studies.

Center for Trauma and Embodiment established the original framework for trauma informed programming used by many other organizations today.

Approximately 70% of the world’s population have been exposed to a traumatic life event. The resulting mental health problems represent a major challenge to public health everywhere.

Few treatments exist for complex trauma survivors, making healing exponentially more difficult for them. CFTE meets this challenge with research-based body-first care.

Our body-based care models have been found in studies to be as effective as, or more effective than, traditional talk therapy.

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Our body-based care models have been found in studies to be as effective as, or more effective than, traditional talk therapy.

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Our Mission

We recognize that complex trauma is both interpersonal and systemic and that quality care models require attention to both dynamics.

In the course of developing our programs, we commit to a continuous process of learning through actively engaging in relationships with survivors of complex trauma, practitioners, and community leaders from wide-ranging perspectives in order to inform our work and our growth as an organization.

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We believe that trauma sensitivity is not a product to be transferred but a way of being that we can share and practice authentically. It's an ethos and an ethic.

We believe that trauma sensitivity is not a product to be transferred but a way of being that we can share and practice authentically. It's an ethos and an ethic.

Our Care Models

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

CFTE's Trauma Sensitive Yoga model, TCTSY, is the only scientifically-validated, yoga-based treatment for complex trauma and PTSD, grounded in both trauma theory and yoga philosophy, with hundreds of certified facilitators around the world. We offer Foundational Trainings and an annual Certification Program in the model.

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Trauma Informed Weight Lifting (TIWL)

TIWL explores the power of weight lifting to heal by establishing an evidence base for weight lifting as an adjunctive treatment for trauma, and by providing education and support to the weight lifting community around how to make this modality trauma informed. We offer Foundational and Certificate trainings in the model, with over 500 trainees to date.

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ReScripted

ReScripted is a theatre-based, therapeutic trauma intervention that utilizes the power of play & movement with children and teens to promote the development of a whole, healthy self. Students are invited to remain connected to their embodied experience as they explore the choices they are making in the scenes that are developed. 

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Your donation supports our direct service initiatives for people impacted by complex or historical trauma and PTSD, including veterans, indigenous communities, gender non-conforming youth, and refugees.

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Center for Trauma & Embodiment along with Justice Resource Institute are silver-level Guidestar participants based on their commitment to transparency.

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