2-DAY COURSE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
NBCOT – 14 PDUs/Contact Hours
This workshop is designed for
Occupational Therapists and Assistants
Physical Therapists and Assistants
Mental health professionals
Allied health professionals
Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Lexington, MA (Boston Area)
Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT- 500 hr., PYT-800 hr.
Maj. (Ret.) Jeffrey Sargent, MS, (’17) C-IAYT (’17), RYT
The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® two-day course is designed especially for occupational therapists (OTs & OTAs,) physical therapists, mental health professionals and other allied health professionals who wish to incorporate evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga techniques into their clinical practices to maximize healing from:
- combat stress
- related autonomic nervous system disorders
Yoga experience is helpful but not required, as participants will be taught how to safely present and sequence a limited repertoire of therapeutic yoga poses and breathing techniques for this population.
Help Your Clients Meet The Following Goals:
► Effectively manage stress before it leads to emotional disregulation and/or inappropriate behaviors.
► Develop emotional resiliency, that is, the ability to rise to meet a challenge or threat as well as easily calm once it has passed.
► Decrease hypervigilance and overreaction to sensory input (e.g. visual, crowds, touch, noise, movement).
►Improve quality of sleep and energy level to support wellness and enhance daily
►Decrease intrusive thoughts by learning to become present through breath and body awareness.
►Enhance one’s sense of self-worth and personal empowerment.
Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® is closely informed by the highly successful treatment protocol used with deployed military personnel in Kirkuk, Iraq, which Lynn co-developed; her experience teaching veterans in her local community; as well as her many years of experience as a sensory integration certified occupational therapist and registered yoga instructor.
The program applies techniques from sensory-based OT practices as well as recent findings from the fields of neurobiology and trauma psychology to address the core symptoms of PTSD. Participants are also taught how to create a “safe container” for students, both physically and psychologically, in which healing can occur.
Lynn, Founding President of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute, teaches sensory-based yoga techniques for combat stress and PTSD to both health professionals and yoga instructors, and also teaches Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® classes to veterans in her local community. She is associate investigator and first author of the highly successful Kirkuk, Iraq yoga study, which was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, entitled: “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller et al, 2012). Lynn is an occupational therapist at Cotting School, Lexington, MA, and former lead faculty member of two pioneering veteran/military yoga organizations.
Jeffrey Sargent, retired Major with the U.S. Army, MS Yoga Therapy (‘17), RYT, has 20 years of military service, including combat tours in Iraq as a tactical intelligence officer and in Kuwait & Iraq as a Military Intelligence Company Commander. He is the recipient of numerous military medals and was selected as the #1 ROTC graduate in the U.S. in 1996. Following retirement, Jeff worked as a government contractor training military personnel who were preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. During this time Jeff discovered yoga, which has had tremendous impact on his life including helping him with his own battles with military service related PTSD.
NBCOT – 14 CEUs/Contact Hours
CEUs for other professions- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lynn at (339) 225-0084.
This course is categorized as a PDU ID#7 and qualifies for 14 PDUs by the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.)
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
A detailed 125-page manual is included in the tuition.
- November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017
4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Cotting School