Law Enforcement Officers and Trauma, a Public Health Crisis
I recently spoke with Sue Radcliffe, LCSW-C, a mental health therapist with the Dorchester County Health Department that also provides yoga to incarcerated people and correctional staff. She shared a recent article she wrote and published, that highlights the mental, emotional and physical health challenges that impact too many correctional officers. While the statistics are painful to read, there is hope for healing:
“The good news is that damage of the limbic system can be repaired and healed. And there are alternative ways to heal the brain that don’t involve medication. Trauma sensitive yoga and meditation can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and heal the limbic system of the brain.”
I appreciate all that Sue contributes to the emerging field of yoga and corrections, and this recent article she shared is no exception. You can read the full article at the link below.