Yoga For Clinicians: Trauma-Focused Approaches to Meditation, Breath Work, and Yoga-Based Somatic Movement in Clinical Settings (Expressive Arts Module B)
Presented by: Erin Kelly, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200
COST: $395.00 in advance
The evidence supporting the power of mindfulness meditation, yoga-based strategies, and breath work in clinical settings, specifically as part of embodied strategies for trauma-focused care, continues to mount. This training program enables those with a personal meditation and/or yoga practice the ability to acquire the skills for facilitating these holistic practices within their current scope of clinical work. Although primarily developed for clinical trauma professionals (counselors, social workers, psychologists), we also open the course to corrections workers, and anyone working in the field of addiction recovery. In this course participants will enhance their knowledge of how trauma affects the brain and the body and will discover and implement the latest clinical and empirical knowledge from helping professions on how meditation, breath work, and yoga/somatic movement can promote healing and recovery. This training program teaches you to seamlessly fold these interventions into your existing strategies for clinical treatment planning within evidence-based models. Attention is paid to individual, group, and community work. Participants will develop the skills to facilitate sequences for embodied healing to reach those who may otherwise not have the chance to benefit holistically from such practices, while also learning when it is most responsible to refer clients elsewhere for yoga-related interventions.
Prerequisite: 30 hours experience in a personal meditation or yoga practice. Hours in other holistic practices (e.g., tai chi, Qi gong) may be counted at the discretion of instructors.