Charles Stevenson

Biography

Before finding Yoga, Charles Stevenson spent 16 years as a full time soldier in the Australian Army. As a medic, Charles deployed to East Timor in 2004, the Victorian Bushfires in 2009, Papua New Guinea in 2010 and Afghanistan in 2009 and 2012.

Despite those who were close to him at the time telling him that he was a different person after returning home from Afghanistan in 2009, Charles lived in denial of his symptoms to the extent that he was promoted and returned to Afghanistan in 2012 as a Platoon Sergeant.

It was after his nervous breakdown a short time later and subsequent diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that his spouse Karen introduced him to the benefits of yoga. The more often he practiced yoga the more he became inspired to teach other traumatised people.

Charles then completed his 350-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher trainings and 700-hour Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, followed by intensive training with some world leaders in the fields of yoga for trauma recovery, neuroplasticity and fasciaplasticity. Charles has written for: The Journal of Military and Veterans Health, Response magazine, My Health Association and has featured in Fist Magazine Australia.

Charles is now a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher, and founder of Healing Energy Yoga Therapeutics where he works primarily with traumatised populations. Charles lives in Brisbane and is the proud husband to Karen and Father to their three children.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Before finding Yoga I spent 16 years as a full time soldier in the Australian Army. As a medic, I deployed to East Timor in 2004, the Victorian Bushfires in 2009, and Afghanistan in 2009 and 2012.

Despite those who were close to me at the time telling me that I was a different person after returning home from Afghanistan in 2009, I lived in denial of my symptoms to the extent that I returned to Afghanistan in 2012 as a Platoon Sergeant.

It was after my nervous breakdown a short time later and subsequent diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that my spouse Karen introduced me to the benefits of yoga. The more often I practiced yoga the more I became inspired to teach other traumatised people.

I then completed my 350 hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher trainings, followed by intensive training with some world leaders in the fields of yoga for trauma, neuroplasticity and fasciaplasticity.

So this book brings together the ancient and modern wisdom and science behind healing with your tribe.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing clinical journal essays and articles in 2006 during my time as a Medic in the Australian Army. It wasn't long before I started to win awards for my work.

I have written for:
- the Journal of Military and Veterans Health,
- Response;
- Paulatum; and
- My Health Association.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Charles Stevenson online


Videos

How to Heal With Your Tribe: PTSD, Yoga and coming home to your body
This is a promotion video for my first book 'How to Heal With Your Tribe: PTSD, Yoga and coming home to your body.

Books

Foundations of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Handbook for Care Staff 2018 Edition
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
This handbook was written as an educational tool for care staff who work with patients or residents who are at risk of developing a pressure injury.
Evolve Into the New You: Yoga & Transformation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,200. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Work-related health
This is your guide to optimise your trajectory to good health & happiness. Charles explores your relationships with: your habits, your immune system, sleeping like a baby, gut health, Optimal Posture Alignment™, hydration as medicine, stress, mindfulness when your mind is already full, sustainable time management and building your tribe.
Evolve Into the New You Now: Yoga & Transformation Action Lists
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Work-related health
This is your abridged guide to optimise your trajectory to good health & happiness. Charles explores your relationships with: your habits, your immune system, sleeping like a baby, gut health, Optimal Posture Alignment™, hydration as medicine, stress, mindfulness when your mind is already full, sustainable time management and building your tribe.
Heal With Your Tribe Now: Action Lists for PTSD Recovery
Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Are you struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief? Join Afghanistan war veteran, multiple award winning author & experienced Integrative Trauma Therapst Charles Stevenson on a compelling journey through action lists for transforming your relationships with: your tribe, trauma, habits, hydration as medicine & time. Buy it now to get exclusive access to yoga videos & more resources
How to Heal With Your Tribe: PTSD Yoga and Coming Home to Your Body
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Are you struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression or grief? Join Afghanistan war veteran, multiple award winning author & experienced Integrative Trauma Therapist Charles Stevenson on a compelling journey through the science & yoga of transforming your relationships with your tribe, trauma, habits, hydration as medicine & time.

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