The last two decades of neuroscience research have advanced our understanding of the impact of trauma on our brain and nervous system. It showed us that regular talk therapy is not enough to treat the impact of trauma, because it lives in structures of the brain that do not respond to the words. We also learned that body-based practices like yoga have a very positive impact on the health and well-being of trauma survivors.
This recording will bring you up-to-date on the latest and most relevant neuroscience research as it relates to trauma. It will also help you demystify yoga and understand how it can help. You will learn specific techniques and tools that you can use in individual and group work with your clients, as well as teach them and encourage the use of those tools outside of your office. You don’t have to be a yoga teacher to integrate those techniques – they are simple and accessible to you and your clients regardless of physical or other limitations.
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Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Knoxville, TN and a registered yoga teacher. She specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma, including PTSD, dissociative disorders, and anxiety & mood disorders. Dr. Diyankova completed her yoga teacher training in Subtle Yoga® with Kaoverii Weber in Asheville, NC. Currently, she is studying for the 500 hour yoga teacher certification with the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. she also completed part of her yoga studies with the Himalayan Institute in Allahabad, India.
Dr. Diyankova received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Moscow State University, and her M.S. in psychology and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. She has made numerous presentations on trauma and yoga to clinical audiences in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia. She also maintains a blog, www.healingt.blogspot.com, that highlights the holistic approach she takes to trauma treatment. Learn more about Dr. Diyankova at www.dr-irina.com
Financial: Irina Diyankova maintains a private practice. She has an ownership interest in Healing Trauma: Yoga for Healing Trauma online classes. Dr. Diyankova receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Irina Diyankova is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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Analyze the neuroscience research regarding the impact of trauma on the brain and nervous system as it relates to clinical treatment.
Analyze the “window of tolerance” and how to use it to inform treatment planning and interventions.
Provide psychoeducation to clients regarding the specific characteristics of yoga that help reduce symptoms of trauma.
Utilize yoga techniques to help improve clinical outcomes related to specific diagnosis.
Demonstrate specific yoga techniques to use with clients in individual and group treatment settings.
Teach clients about the clinical benefits, limitations and potential risks of utilizing yoga techniques in a clinical setting.
Neuroscience of Trauma
How the brain and nervous system are affected during trauma
Window of tolerance
Brain structures implicated in PTSD
Storage of traumatic vs. normal memories in the brain
Inability to process
What Makes Yoga Suitable for Trauma Survivors?
Brief introduction to yoga
Research findings and limitations
What yoga CAN and CANNOT accomplish in the treatment of trauma
Importance of focusing on the present moment
Increase the ability to tolerate pain and discomfort
Calm down the amygdala and sympathetic nervous system
Shift brain from negative bias to positive focus
Specific Yoga Techniques and Clinical Applications (with Lab)
Breath of Joy
Moving Warrior poses
Simple vinyasa (with visualization)
Meditation with mantra
Legs up the wall
Using yoga in individual treatment
Using yoga in group treatment
Limitations and potential risks
Importance of personal yoga practice
Use neuroscience knowledge to explain the impact of trauma and usefulness of yoga
Referrals to appropriate classes
Teach one skill and encourage practicing it
Counselors, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Other Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.