At this years National Sexual Assault Conference in Hollywood, CA, CALCASA hosted a variety of workshops dedicated to Intervention/Advocacy for advocates working with survivors of sexual violence. One of those workshops was Healing Child Sexual Abuse Through Qigong.
Qigong is a 4,000 year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) alternative modality. Taught as a meditative exercise, it simultaneously balances and heals core issues in the mind, body and spirit. Qigong not only alleviates and many times eliminates PTSD from child sexual abuse, but it is effective with all kinds of trauma. You can find more information about Gayook Wong’s work here.
You can download the handout for this workshop here. You can also access a bibliography of helpful resources related to Qigong here.
To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.