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Surviving Sexual Trauma:

Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System

SATURDAY, March 9th 8:00 - 10:00am

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The impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence on our community. One in five women and one in thirty-three men have experienced sexual violence. Embodied practices such as yoga can be powerful for survivors in the impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul. During this workshop will explore the neuroscience of trauma and how can we help manage trauma symptoms and restore balance in the nervous system. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the basics of yoga therapy for emotional health and healing.

  • Learn about the neuroscience of trauma.

  • Discover the relationship between the breath, mind and body. 

  • Review how yoga therapy can restore and support nervous system balance. 

  • Explore trauma informed mat-based yoga postures to sooth the nervous system (all-levels welcome).

  • Understand how to establish a safe and therapeutic space for trauma survivors.

  • Take away specific evidence-based yoga techniques to manage trauma in a clinical or private setting.

MISTY Conference

Westin Hotel, Montreal, Canada

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The Body as a Resource

SATURDAY, March 10th 10:20 - 12:20pm

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The human body is truly incredible. Together we will explore how to use the body as a resource for depression and depression. Understanding how different techniques and practices can support and promote optimal health and well-being.

 In this workshop you will:

  • Review of yoga therapy concepts and models for understanding and managing mood.

  • Understand how to use the body as a resource through yoga therapy techniques and practices.

  • Learn evidence-based yoga practices to meet and manage anxiety and depression.

  • Explore yoga postures specifically for managing depression and depression (all-levels welcome).

  • Take away specific evidence-based yoga techniques to manage mood in a clinical or private setting.

MISTY Conference

Westin Hotel, Montreal, Canada

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Chair Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing:

Bring the power of yoga to your clinical practice

"In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them." - Bessel van der Kolk

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Our bodies holds a physical memory of our experiences. This program is designed to help clinicians learn chair yoga techniques to assist clients in developing a greater awareness and understanding of their physical, energetic, emotional and mind body. Clinicians will develop and refine the skills necessary to use yoga therapy in a professional setting with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how depression, anxiety and trauma influence the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body

  • Discover the relationship between the body, breath, mind and emotions to promote health and well-being

  • Learn the principals for yoga as therapy in a clinical setting- learn chair based yoga practice for anxiety, depression and trauma.

Continuing Education Credits available for LMHC and Social Workers 

 

Yoga Therapy Principles + Understanding the Nervous System

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This program is designed to be an introduction to yoga therapy for emotional health and healing. We will discover how the nervous system is impacted by trauma and explore the fundamental principles for creating a trauma informed yoga practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • An introduction to yoga therapy and the relationship between the breath, mind and body. 

  • Understand the nervous system and learn about the neuroscience of trauma.

  • Learn the four basic principles for creating a trauma informed practice.

  • Review the elements of a trauma informed yoga therapy practice.

Intended Audience:

This program is intended for clinicians, health professionals and yoga teachers wanting to learn about trauma informed yoga practices designed to promote and restore balance in the nervous system.

 

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