Okay, Goddesses- I need your advice. I have a student who is dealing with some serious PTSD that has attended two of my classes. The first time she came to class I was unaware of her PTSD. She began crying uncontrollably during savasana and I was fine with that. She was the only one there so I let her have her moment. She began wailing and repeating, "I don't want to do this anymore..." It was clear that she was not talking to me. I asked her to open her eyes and look around to the room to bring her back to present moment. After class, she was asking me a lot of questions about how to deal with the sadness that keeps coming up. I made it very clear that I am not a therapist or psychologist.
The second time she attended my class, she began having the same episode during one of the restorative poses. This time there was another student in class and it was very obvious that she was uncomfortable with the situation and couldn't get out of class fast enough. Again, she began asking questions about how to cope and revealed to me that her therapist had dropped her as a client because she was "too reactive".
SO... I'm doing my best to find a way to lovingly, but firmly say to her, "Yoga needs to come second to therapy and you are disturbing the other students." Any advice on how to approach this?
I'm doing my best to keep a calm center, but her energy is very strong. I find myself very tense and scattered with her around. I can't continue to let her run my class with her outbursts. Help!