SENSORY- ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF-REGULATION AND TRAUMA HEALING
2-Day Workshop for Health Professionals:
Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing is designed especially for occupational therapists (OTs & OTAs,) physical therapists, mental health professionals, nurses, and other licensed health professionals who wish to incorporate evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga techniques into their professional practices to maximize healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related autonomic nervous system disorders. Yoga experience is helpful but not required; see the special note* below. The 2-day workshop includes several paired teaching practices and a larger group experiential lab.
Help Your Clients Meet The Following Goals:
» Effectively manage stress before it leads to emotional dysregulation 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.
- Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association: Approved for 12 Category 1 Contact Hours. MaMHCA Authorization 19-0255
- Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association: Approved for 16 Contact Hours
- This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886766063-7737) for 16 continuing education contact hours.
- This program can be used towards National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) renewal requirements for a total of 16 PDUs/16 Contact Hours.
- YACEP- All lead faculty of currently advertised workshops are Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers. These workshops qualify for 16 Contact Hours through Yoga Alliance.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about other professions.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Participants of all locations will receive a 135-page detailed manual OR 25% off the retail cost of the 270 page book, which will be required for the course when published.
Please note: If you are both a licensed health professional and an RYT, please use the registration forms on this page for health professionals and list your RYT status under “other certifications”.
*Important Note: Asterisked workshops will be designed for both health professionals and RYTs and be held in a combined format.The course is listed separately for RYTs and health professionals in accordance with Yoga Alliance regulations which state that RYTs are not qualified to treat any medical condition. Therefore, the workshop title and learning objectives are modified accordingly for RYTs.
*Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 2019, 8am-6pm– in Ashton, Maryland (at Blueberry Gardens)
*Saturday, Sept 14 & Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 8am-6pm– in Winnipeg, Canada (at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic)
*Please Note: Cost listed below is in USD. Conversion to CAD as of May 7th is 485 CAD but is variable.
*Friday, Sept 20 & Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, 8am-6pm– in Dayton, OH (at Day Yoga Studio)
*Friday, Nov 1 & Saturday, Nov 2, 2019, 8am-6pm– in Chicago, IL (at Ganesha Studio)