(Trauma Informed Mind Body Program)

TIMBo combines yoga-like movements, relaxation, breathing, meditation, & a workbook-based approach to explore the impact of emotions such as fear, guilt, shame, and grief.

Next TIMBo Session is co-led by Emily Peterson and Lynn Eikenberry. This session will meet Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. March 7, 2017 through July 11, 2017. Click HERE to enroll.

By the time we are adults, most of us have experienced chronic stress or traumatic life events. Sometimes our emotions get stuck on “high” and are easily triggered. Or we may try to shut off some of our emotions altogether. Stress and trauma can build up in our bodies, causing emotions to get lodged there and blocking us from our own inner experiences. We may have symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or other stress responses, all of which can limit us or reduce our ability to make good choices about our health, habits, relationships, and behaviors. 

This is a program for women to help process emotions and stress, which may have been stuck in their minds and bodies for a long time. Called TIMBo, the program runs for seventeen intact group sessions, and includes workbook-based discussions on topics such as compassion, fear, confidence, shame, grief, awareness, and perspective. The program also explores how and where emotions manifest in the body, and combines simple yoga-like movements, relaxation breathing, and guided meditation to help balance the nervous system and integrate new insights. Each session builds on the previous one, and the group discussions allow participants to share their discoveries and validate one another in making empowering choices.

Research has shown that upon completion of one full TIMBo program, participants’ symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma (PTSD) are significantly lower. Not only this, but women score significantly higher on a measure of self-compassion after participation in the program as compared to before.

TIMBo facilitates personal growth that will help participants navigate life’s tensions through:

  • improved behavioral self-regulation through mindfulness
  • a self-compassionate understanding of human survival responses
  • social-emotional growth that promotes compassionate attunement to the self and to others
  • strengthening the sense of self and promoting confidence in relationships
  • developing a resilient worldview that enables participants to interact with life’s problems with composure and confidence

Do you have the willingness, openness, and desire to engage in a personal mind-body journey of self-inquiry and self-discovery? Invest in yourself and join certified TIMBo facilitators Emily Peterson and Lynn Eikenberry in this transformational program. The work you do could change the way you think about yourself, your health, and your ongoing happiness.

This program runs for eighteen weekly sessions, the first of which is an orientation.

Please note: This is a program designed for women. No yoga experience is required, as the movements are gentle and appropriate for everyone. Due to the progressive nature of the program, attendance is required (no more than three total, or two consecutive, sessions can be missed) and space is limited to 12 participants.

This non-refundable program is $450, plus an additional $15 for the workbook.

 Click HERE for more detailed information about the program, or register HERE. 

Please contact Janet at jmassagetherapyoga@gmail.com with any questions regarding the upcoming TIMBo program. 

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Check out this video for more information about Emily's experience with TIMBo and personal path of healing.





Emily Peterson
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Emily is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TIMBo facilitator and trainer. Formerly a competitive athlete, she began practicing yoga to manage chronic pain from injuries more than 15 years ago. While yoga was instrumental in her physical healing, Emily also discovered the power of yoga for practicing mindful acceptance. Emily's practice helped her learn to tolerate emotional discomfort and stop struggling to change the present moment, thus opening up space for healing. For Emily, yoga offered an important meditative practice and the experience of a safe connection to her body, which were transformative and led to personal healing from an eating disorder, depression, and trauma.

Emily has facilitated TIMBo groups both online and in person and has been an integral part of the TIMBo training team for the last year.

Emily holds a B.A. in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois-Chicago, where she began studying Buddhism and mindfulness, which are central to her life and to yoga.

For more information on healing and wellness through Reiki, Yoga, and TIMBo, visit emilypetersonwellness.com.

Lynn Eikenberry
Lynn Eikenberry has been practicing Iyengar and Hatha yoga on and off for more than ten years. She discovered the TIMBo method and found it to be both a pathway to and an ongoing practice of healing. After participating in several groups, Lynn completed her 100-hour TIMBo facilitator training. Even as a teacher, Lynn learns more about both herself and TIMBo with each group and journey she embarks upon. This year, Lynn will be traveling to Africa with a team of facilitators for YogaHOPE’s Global Outreach Project at the Rona Foundation, Kenya. Lynn has also completed Level 1 Reiki training. 

In addition to facilitating TIMBo groups, Lynn uses her Masters in Public Health to advocate and serve as an activist for women and girls. She is a certified Rape Crisis Counselor and both a volunteer and on the board of directors for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

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