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Yoga & Mindfulness: Clinical Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Program Information

Objectives

1. Teach simple yoga and mindfulness practices to your clients for better treatment outcomes.

2. Incorporate breathing interventions/practices to help reduce anxiety and depression.

3. Evaluate body awareness techniques that stabilize your client’s emotions.

4. Teach clients self-compassion techniques to help regulate their emotions.

5. Develop processes for reducing rumination and negative thinking with your clients.

6. Analyze the neuroscience of anxiety, trauma and depression and how it impacts your clinical work.

Outline

  • Neuroscience of the Mind-Body Unity
    • Neuroplasticity - Your responsive nervous system
    • Triune brain and healing
    • Social brain - Influence of relationships and environment on healing
  • Mindfulness and Yoga as Evidence - Based Clinical Interventions
  • A Holistic, Mind/Body Approach
    • Unifying by intention: Innate basic goodness and body/mind/spirit awareness
    • Top down - Harness the healing power of thoughts
    • Bottom up - Use body and breath to activate the vagus nerve for calm and balance
    • Horizontal - Cross modalities and hemispheres to heal and elicit new potentials
  • Find Courage from Anxiety, Panic and Fear
    • Turn from fearful anticipation of future to present moment
    • Quickly reduce heightened anxiety with moving meditations
    • Breathing to reduce flight/fight/freeze stress response
    • Reset the nervous system to find a calm balance
    • Yoga practice for anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Growth: A Journey to Transform Trauma
    • Stage 1 and stage 2 healing
    • Emotional regulation skills
    • Strengthen mind’s capacity to concentrate, observe and choose
    • Approaching suffering in ways that heal
    • Cultivate an inner sanctuary
    • Healing shame
    • Nurture compassion for self and others
    • Grieving with love
    • Mantras for comfort
    • Chanting and songs to calm body and enjoy present moment
    • Yoga practice for emotional trauma
  • The Path from Depression
    • Four step method to observe and detach from thoughts that elicit depression
    • Develop nonjudgmental observing
    • “Naming” thoughts - Leave thoughts of the past behind
    • Ways to focus on present moment
    • Yoga practice for depression
  • Limitations of Meditation Research and Potential Risks
    • Small to moderate reductions of multiple dimensions of psychological stress
    • Stronger study designs needed to determine effectiveness in improving positive dimensions of mental health and stress-related behavior
  • Limitations of Research and Potential Risks-Yoga
    • Empirical research lags behind popularity of yoga
    • Promising as complementary mental health treatment
    • Further research being currently done by Department of Veteran’s Affairs
    • Risks associated with physical exertion

Copyright : 11/10/2016

Simple Yoga Techniques as Clinical Interventions for Anxiety and Trauma

Program Information

Objectives

  1. 1. Incorporate yoga techniques as clinical interventions for anxiety and trauma.

    2. Teach clients skills to improve emotional regulation

Outline

  • Yoga as an Evidenced-Based Clinical Intervention: A holistic, mind/body approach
    • The physiology of anxiety and trauma and the healing process
    • Yoga and the anxious body
    • Yoga and the traumatized mind
    • Yoga and trauma in the body
  • Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelm with Breathing Interventions
    • Quickly reduced heighted anxiety
    • "Come to your rescue" breathing intervention
    • Interventions to facilitate diaphragmatic breathing
    • Calm the nervous system with "gentle exhalation lengthening"
  • Reduce Panic and Dissociation with a Simple Body Scan
    • Create internal safety
    • Shift attention from distressing thoughts
    • Teach and demonstrate body scan
  • Complex Trauma and Mantra
    • Reverse feelings of unworthiness
    • Self love and compassion mantra
    • Client developed mantra
    • Embedding mantra into the body with massage
    • Mentally imbed and reinforce mantra
  • Soothing with Comfort Poses
    • Reverse the flight/fight/freeze response of trauma
    • Practice variations of comforting body as self compassion
  • Simple Yoga Practice for Anxiety
    • Cultivate awareness
    • Safety
    • Practice numerous poses

Copyright : 09/28/2011

A Yoga Practice for Healing Emotional Trauma

OUTLINE

Section 1: "I Am Safe"

  • Strengthen the body; when our bodies are strong, we feel safe

Section 2: "I Am Alive"

  • Experience a sense of vitality and aliveness in the body

Section 3: "I Choose"

  • Cultivate willpower, determination and resolve

Section 4: "I Feel"

  • Open your heart, feel richly, receive and express love

Section 5: "I Express"

  • Express your heart

Section 6: "I Know"

  • Access inner guidance and inner knowing

Section 7: "I Am"

  • Feel connection with the sacred

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the physiology of trauma and its impact on the body.
  2. Demonstrate at least 2 poses that can be incorporated into a clinical setting that may calm the trauma client.
  3. Demonstrate the meditation steps that you can use with your clients during session to regulate their emotional state.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Describe the physiology of trauma and its impact on the body.
  2. Demonstrate at least 2 poses that can be incorporated into a clinical setting that may calm the trauma client.
  3. Demonstrate the meditation steps that you can use with your clients during session to regulate their emotional state.

Outline

Section 1: "I Am Safe"

  • Strengthen the body; when our bodies are strong, we feel safe

Section 2: "I Am Alive"

  • Experience a sense of vitality and aliveness in the body

Section 3: "I Choose"

  • Cultivate willpower, determination and resolve

Section 4: "I Feel"

  • Open your heart, feel richly, receive and express love

Section 5: "I Express"

  • Express your heart

Section 6: "I Know"

  • Access inner guidance and inner knowing

Section 7: "I Am"

  • Feel connection with the sacred

Copyright : 10/24/2012

A Mindful Yoga Practice for Healing Depression

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Incorporate at least two yoga practices for depression that can be adapted in clinical practice.
  2. Determine how breathing skills can be incorporated into treatment to help regulate emotions.

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Follow along guided yoga practice with modifications

Copyright : 01/05/2015

Yoga and Mindfulness: Brain Body Tools for Children and Adolescents

Objectives

  1. Practice 2 deep breathing techniques for calming and regulation
  2. Assess simple hatha yoga poses for attention and relaxation
  3. Demonstrate mindfulness principles through activities and stories
  4. Explore meditation and guided imagery through short activities

Outline

  1. Mindfulness Made Easy
    1. Use stories to demonstrate mindfulness in our daily lives
    2. Tenets of mindfulness
    3. Being a witness of the mind
  2. Breathing Techniques
    1. Three-part breath
    2. Equal breath
    3. Hand placements
  3. Hatha Yoga Poses for the Classroom for Attention and Regulation
    1. Seated poses
    2. Standing poses
    3. Savasana “ Do nothing Doll Pose”
  4. Guided Imagery and Meditation
    1. Elements to create relaxation with imagery
    2. The Raft
    3. Grounding Column
Copyright : 04/28/2014