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Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice


Faculty:
Irina Diyankova
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC054485
Brochure Code:
PWZ77945
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Discover yoga-based interventions that can help regulate the autonomic nervous system and learn how to incorporate these interventions for effective client outcomes.

Join Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200, for an indepth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, with a special focus on chair yoga practices, yogic breathing exercises, and yoga nidra, the yogic sleep. This workshop also incorporates techniques and theory from trauma studies, somatic psychotherapy and ayurveda. Throughout the day, you will learn the importance of nervous-system regulation to the process of psychological healing.

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.

You will leave the workshop with the background and tools you need to evaluate the benefits of adding trauma-informed yogic interventions to whatever style of therapy you currently practice.

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Faculty

Irina Diyankova Related seminars and products: 2


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


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


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 trauma-sensitive yoga practice.
  3. Analyze ways that trauma-informed chair yoga postures can be used in the individual or group psychotherapy session.
  4. Determine the benefits of bringing yogic deep relaxation into the therapy session.
  5. Identify yogic strategies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in clients.
  6. Explain the potential for improved clinical outcomes resulting from incorporating yoga and three-part deep breathing practices.

Outline

The Yoga Tradition and Neuropsychology
  • Yoga, Patanjali and MRI’s
  • The importance of heart rate variability (HRV)
Embodied Psychotherapy
  • The Triune Brain: left out of traditional psychotherapy?
  • Regulating the brain’s trauma center
  • Tracking body sensation and breathing deeply
  • A frame of reference from Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Neuroplasticity and interpersonal neurobiology
Trauma-Informed Yoga Practices in the Psychotherapy Session for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • The evidence in evidence-based yoga practice
  • Yoga and polarities
  • Guided script for chair yoga:
  • 5 trauma-informed chair yoga postures
  • Guiding and integrating the poses into your existing treatment modality (EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, etc).
  • Chair trauma-yoga:
  • Tracking body sensation
    • Gaining self-mastery
    • Increasing self-regulation
    • Expanding present-moment awareness
  • Experience a chair yoga warm up and posture sequence*
Yoga and the Breath
  • Respiration and the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Breathing techniques to regulate the ANS and calm symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression
  • Experience the three-part deep breath and script*

Structure of the Embodied Psychotherapy

  • Session or Group
  • Evaluating the client
  • Opening the session
  • Healing polarities:
  • Inner/outer
  • Sympathetic/parasympathetic activation
  • Sensing/action
  • Cognitive/somatic
  • Healthy symptoms of trauma discharge
  • Key points in making referrals to yoga classes

Therapeutic Value of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)

  • The benefits of sleeping while awake
  • Varieties of Yoga Nidra
  • Guided experience of Satchidananda’s Yoga Nidra*
  • Discussion of Yoga Nidra script

Using Meditation

  • The relaxation response
  • Mindfulness meditation: open-focused meditation
  • A guided experience of both styles of meditation*
  • The benefits of meditation in the trauma psychotherapy session

Case Study

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 32

Comments

Sarah F

"This class was incredible, I only wish I could have taken it in person!"

Alyssa C

"This was a great webinar. I enjoyed this course above many that I have taken. Many thanks!"

Adela R

"Excellent seminar!"

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