SENSORY- ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF-REGULATION AND TRAUMA HEALING Register now
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.
» NBCOT – This course is categorized as a PDU ID#7 and qualifies for 14 PDUs/Contact Hours by the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.)
» NASW- This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #: 886766063-9054) for 15.5 [Social Work] continuing education contact hours.
» YACEP- Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
» CEUs for other professions- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lynn at (339) 225-0084.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
A detailed 129-page manual is included in the tuition
Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6, 2018* – Providence Rhode Island (at the Hilton Garden Inn)
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16, 2018*– in Ashton, Maryland (at Blueberry Gardens) [Registration deadline: August 31]
Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 163 2018*– in Dayton, Ohio (Day Yoga Studio)
Fall 2018*– Tampa- Details to be announced soon!
*Important Note: Asterisked workshops will be designed for both health professionals and RYTs and will be held in a combined format. When this is the case, SEYI will offer an optional evening class the night prior to the workshop, entitled “Introduction to Yoga for Health Professionals”, to introduce the topic of yoga and teach the participants how to teach the key foundational yoga poses for the program. When the evening program is offered, this material will go at a faster pace during the actual workshop.
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Register now
This 3 hour evening workshop, held the evening prior to the 2-day Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® workshop, will present a brief introduction to the philosophy of yoga (emphasizing the kosha model) and will offer several paired experiential labs to teach health professionals how to safely and effectively teach a few of the basic key classical poses of yoga within the context of their licensed clinical practices. The evening will include a shortened version of a Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® class. The evening workshop is not a required pre-requisite of the 2-day workshop but is designed to provide a stronger grounding in these areas to help those who have little or no experience teaching yoga to keep up with the pace of a combined workshop for both health professionals and yoga instructors. The workshop is also open to RYTs who feel they would benefit from a review of this information and from the networking opportunities.
Dates & Locations:
Friday, May 4th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Providence Rhode Island (at the Hilton Garden Inn)
Friday, September 14th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Ashton, Maryland (at Blueberry Gardens) [Registration deadline: August 31]