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Yoga and Mindfulness: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma and Substance Abuse

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Debra Premashakti Alvis
6 Hours 06 Minutes
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22 Jun, 2016
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Yoga and mindfulness are based on the idea that you can cultivate a healthy, happy, life by intention, using mind-body meditative methods. Recent neuroscience research indicates that these evidence-based practices change the brain in ways that help overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Learn an integrative approach to mind, body, spirit healing using the natural capacity to think, sense, move and feel in the present moment.

Practice interventions with Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD, RYT, experienced yoga and mindfulness teacher, clinician, and researcher that can help your clients regulate their emotions, clarify their thinking, and lessen physical discomforts. Deepen the therapeutic relationship as you awaken your healing presence and empower yourself and your clients to make better choices. You will come away from the seminar with the ability to apply neuroscience in your practice, a profound experience for yourself, and new techniques and protocols designed to improve clinical outcomes.



This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



Debra Premashakti Alvis's Profile

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Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT, is a private practitioner, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator with over 25 years of clinical experience.  As a faculty member at the University of Georgia, Debra developed and led the Mind/body program offering mindfulness-based therapies, continuing education, and a clinical training program focused on the integration of contemplative and cognitive approaches.  Debra’s interest in the intersection of mindfulness and neuroscience led her to study with leading experts Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, and Bessel van der Kolk. 

A thirty-year personal contemplative practice strengthens Debra’s work as a clinician and international presenter.  In 2005, she was initiated into the Integral Yoga tradition and receives on-going instruction and mentoring in Tibetan Vajrayana meditation and in hatha yoga. 

Join Debra, a seasoned and engaging presenter, in this experiential seminar.  Her wealth of knowledge, research experience, and a deep understanding of the brain/mind/body relationship transform into effective, easily applicable skills for healthcare professionals.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Incorporate simple yoga and mindfulness practices that can be used as clinical skills.
  2. Incorporate breathing interventions/practices to help reduce anxiety and depression.
  3. Practice body awareness techniques to help stabilize your client with trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
  4. Teach clients how to practice self-compassion using mindfulness techniques.
  5. Develop a four-step meditation to aid in affirming positive thoughts and decreasing negative ruminations.
  6. Analyze the neuroscience of anxiety, trauma and depression and how it impacts your clinical work.


Neuroscience of the Mind-Body Unity

  • Your responsive nervous system: Neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, and how to activate the brain for change
  • Mind-body link: How the mind changes the body and the body changes the mind to transform
  • Networks of interaction and influence: Mirror neurons and attachment
  • How yoga breathing, mindfulness, and meditation bring balance and wellbeing to dysregulated nervous system and a troubled mind

Mindfulness and Yoga as an Evidenced- Based Clinical Intervention: Multicultural Approaches

  • Multicultural guidelines
  • Culturally sensitive applications

A Holistic, Mind/Body Approach

  • Unifying by intention: One with your true being in mind, body, and spirit
  • Top-down: Harness the healing power of thought
  • Bottom-up: Use the body and the breath to activate the vagus nerve for calm and balance
  • Horizontal: Cross modalities and hemispheres to work around defenses and elicit new potentials

Find Courage from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic

  • Turn from fearful anticipation of the future to the mindful present
  • Quickly reduce heightened anxiety with moving meditations
  • Breathing to reverse the fight, flight, freeze stress response
  • Reset the nervous system to find a calm, confident balance

Posttraumatic Growth: A Journey to Transform Trauma

  • Convert implicit memories from the source of pain to a resource for strength
  • Create an internal safe sanctuary
  • Meditative breathing to develop self-regulation and inner control
  • Resonate with inner strength: Mantra and posture practice
  • Elicit the brain's natural capacity to heal through the mind-body link
  • Nurture compassion for self and others

The Path from Depression

  • Reconnect the disconnect between frontal and limbic areas in depression to stop unproductive ruminations
  • Four-Step method to observe and detach from negative thoughts that elicit depression
  • Develop non-judgmental awareness
  • Breathing and body meditations to balance energy
  • Leave the past by living in the present moment
  • Mindful attuning to your radiant deeper nature
  • Gratitude meditations to nurture a positive life

Rewire the Compromised Reward Pathway in Addiction

  • Detach from drugs
  • Go beyond pleasure and pain
  • Soothe with comfort practices
  • Mindful acceptance
  • Develop a healthy and wise inner compass
  • Find joy from life itself in the present moment

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:     4.1

Total Reviews: 44


Eden B - KEY WEST, Florida

"Great seminar!!"


"Course delivered a great deal of relevant and helpful material that apply to my therapy practice"

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