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Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Trauma

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the neuroscience research regarding the impact of trauma on the brain and nervous system as it relates to clinical treatment.
  2. Describe the “window of tolerance” and how to use it to inform treatment planning and interventions.
  3. Provide psychoeducation to clients regarding the specific characteristics of yoga that help reduce symptoms of trauma.
  4. Utilize yoga techniques to help improve clinical outcomes related to specific diagnosis.
  5. Demonstrate specific yoga techniques to use with clients in individual and group treatment settings.
  6. Educate clients about the clinical benefits, limitations and potential risks of utilizing yoga techniques in a clinical setting.

Outline

Neuroscience of Trauma

What Makes Yoga Suitable for Trauma Survivors? Specific Yoga Techniques and Clinical Applications (with Lab) Educating Clients

Copyright : 09/08/2018

Part 2_Section 1_Grounding Chair Yoga Practice

Watch this state-of-the-art workshop and discover yoga-based interventions to regulate the autonomic nervous system and learn exactly how to incorporate these interventions into your psychotherapy session.

Watch Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., RYT, in an in-depth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, with a special focus on chair yoga postures, yogic breathing exercises, and yoga nidra, the yogic sleep. She is one of the first practitioners to combine yoga with the wisdom of neuroscience and techniques from somatic psychology into a personalized approach for bringing yoga into the session, groups, and yoga classes. The focus of this work is on regulating the client’s autonomic nervous system as the groundwork for trauma healing.

Debra trained with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s The Trauma Center in Boston and will share transformational skills for you and your clients. Learn first-hand why organizations as diverse as the U.S. Army and the U.S prison system have embraced yoga as an evidence based approach to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

Through lecture, experiential exercises, video clips, and case studies, you will leave with the background and tools you need to add trauma-informed yogic interventions to whatever style of therapy you currently practice

Discover how trauma-informed yoga can improve your clinical outcomes!

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate ways that autonomic nervous system dysregulation contributes to PTSD symptoms.
  2. Ascertain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which can be decreased through a trauma-sensitive yoga practice.
  3. Practice trauma-informed chair yoga postures for use in the individual or group psychotherapy session.
  4. Determine the benefits of bringing yogic deep relaxation into the therapy session.
  5. Specify yogic strategies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in clients.
  6. Apply applications of chair yoga and three-part deep breathing practices into your clinical work, using scripts and practice sessions.

Outline

The Yoga Tradition and Neuropsychology

Embodied Psychotherapy Apply Trauma-Informed Yoga Postures in the Psychotherapy Session for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression Yoga and the Breath Structure of the Embodied Psychotherapy Session or Group Therapeutic Value of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) Using Meditation Case Study

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 1_How Mindfulness and Yoga Can Help Your Clients

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 1_Yoga for Trauma

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 1_Yogic Tradition and Neuropsychology

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 1_Embodied Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 2_Yoga and Self-Regulation

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Part 2_Section 2_Applying Trauma-Informed Yoga Postures in Your Practice

Copyright : 15/06/2018

Bonus: Integrating Yoga Skills in Trauma Treatment: Mind-Body Interventions, Attachment, Mood & Self-Regulation

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Objectives

  1. Specify yogic practices as a gentle exposure strategy for addressing emotional numbing, triggering, and the overactivated sympathetic nervous system to improve trauma treatment outcomes.
  2. Utilize specific contemplative based interventions to improve mood, strengthen emotional regulation, and build secure attachment.
  3. Apply simple, effective movement and breath strategies to help clients to replace self-limiting beliefs with a focus on values based goals.

Outline

oAddressing the challenge of developmental trauma

oReplicating the conditions for secure attachment

oInner resource imagery for grounding and self-regulation

 

Copyright : 20/03/2019