CE Live Course: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Clinical Mental Health Treatment

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CE Live Course: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Clinical Mental Health Treatment

209.00 219.00

*This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and Yoga Alliance for 6 continued education hours. Ref. #20-667306 ; YACEP# 193605

This content-packed live seminar is designed for those interested in learning the neurological, physiological, and rehabilitative benefits of the incorporation of yoga in clinical mental health treatment for complex, developmental, and repeated trauma. 

During our time together, we will look at the science behind yoga and explore how it can be an effective tool for those recovering from the life-altering impacts of trauma.  We will compare and contrast the effects of both trauma and yoga on the nervous system, emotions, thought habits, and social functioning.  Participants will learn simple, practical, and powerful evidence-based techniques to help soothe symptoms and promote awareness in the mind and body. 

You can expect to walk away with first-hand experience at practicing, teaching, and demonstrating a variety of gentle and effective skills for calming the nervous system, improving mindfulness, and developing self-regulation.

Course Objectives:

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Recognize the ways trauma affects the nervous system, and how dysregulation of the nervous system affects treatment.

  • Assess symptoms of trauma which can be reduced or managed through applied trauma-sensitive yoga techniques.

  • Identify evidence-based trauma-informed yoga techniques for use in  individual and group treatment; Cite evidence & research.

  • Summarize the mental and physical benefits of yogic postures, deep breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation, including the measurable effects on the nervous system & mental health.

  • Demonstrate and introduce self-soothing yogic strategies to help reduce trauma symptoms in patients. 

  • Incorporate and integrate breathing, mindfulness, body postures, and relaxation exercises into clinical work using scripts, demonstrations, and recommendations.

  • Learn evidence based interventions for PTSD, Anxiety, & Depression

  • Integrate yoga techniques with existing treatment modalities

Course Outline:

Understanding Trauma
Types of Trauma
Trauma Risk Factors
Diagnosing Trauma
Neuroscience of Trauma
The Central Nervous System
The Triune Brain & its Functions
- Survival, Limbic, & Neocortex
The Mind/Body Connection
Trauma's effects on the Brain
The Autonomic Nervous System
- Sympathetic Division
- Parasympathetic Division
Trauma's Effects on the ANS
Trauma's Biopsychosocial Effects
Trauma Treatment
Recovery Considerations
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Treatment Options
- Individual Counseling, Groups, Pharmacotherapy, & Self-Help
Complementary Alternative Medicine
Intro to Trauma-Informed Yoga
Debunking Yoga Myths
Brief History of Yoga & its Origins
Health-Focused Principles of Yoga
Types of Trauma-Informed Yoga
Yoga & Trauma Treatment
Biopsychosocial Benefits of Yoga
Rehabilitative Benefits of Yoga

Neuroscience of Yoga
The Science Behind: 
- Deep Breathing & Breath Control
- Bodily Postures & Exercise
- Relaxation & Meditation
- Self Awareness & Insight
- Mindfulness & Conscious Thinking
Balancing Energy Intake & Output
Neurogenesis & Neuroplasticity
Integrating Yoga with Clinical Work
Self-Soothing Skills
Addressing Rumination & Denial
Exposure, Tolerance, and Acceptance
Memory Consolidation
Trauma Integration & Discharge
Case Studies & Scientific Research
Evidence-Based Benefits of Yoga
Trauma-Informed Yoga
- 6 Conscious Breathing Exercises
- 5 Gentle Chair Yoga Postures
- 3 Mindfulness Techniques
- 3 Visualization Skills
- Guided Relaxation
Introducing Yoga in Treatment
Using Yoga in the Therapy Session
Addressing Patient Resistance
Special Considerations - Dos & Don'ts
Trauma-Informed Yoga Recommendations
Additional Training & Resources

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TWO live event opportunities in 2019:

Saturday, March 2nd, 8-3pm - FULL

Santa Rosa Counseling Center

5642 Jones Street, Milton, FL 32571

7:30    Registration & Check-In
8:00    Program Begins
12:00  Lunch Hour
3:00    Program Ends

Saturday, March 30th, 11-6pm

Uru Yoga & Beyond

2400 Executive Plaza Drive Pensacola, FL 32504

10:30   Registration & Check-In
11:00    Program Begins
3:00   Lunch Hour
6:00    Program Ends

About the Speaker:

Melissa Garner, LMHC, QS, RYT, has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.  She has been helping others heal, grow, and thrive since 2010 through a variety of methods including individual counseling, yoga, group therapy, pubilc workshops, day retreats, art therapy, public speaking, and authoring a free online wellness resource, www.self-haven.com.  She offers a wide range of individual services including counseling, yoga, meditation, and relaxation training, in addition to a variety of open weekly therapeutic yoga classes in Pensacola Florida.  She is also a qualified supervisor for counselors and registered interns pursuing their clinical mental health licensure in Florida. Her teachings aim to combine the evidence-based benefits of both clinical psychology and yogic interventions.

Specializing in managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress, Melissa helps her clients develop healthier and more balanced minds, bodies, relationships, and lifestyles. Her teaching style offers a professional, candid, and compassionate focus on topics that are vital to one’s well-being and quality of life. Specialties, topics, and teachings include a focus on self awareness, mindfulness, self-care, productive thinking, healthy coping, self compassion, healthy boundaries, personal development, assertiveness, and overall wellness. 

Walk-In Registration
Walk-Ins are welcome, but admission cannot be guaranteed. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a seat.

This course is designed for helping professionals who are interested in learning more about the neuroscience of trauma and yoga, and how yoga can be incorporated into trauma treatment.

Upon completion of the course, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Cerfitied Master's Level Social Workers will earn 6 (six) continued education hours toward their respective licensure renewal requirements.

Not a licensed professional? No problem. This seminar is open to anyone who is eager to learn.

Trigger Warning: Please note, while the course is open to anyone, it may not necessarily be appropriate for everyone. The subject matter of this course will at times involve extensive clinical discussion about trauma, its causes & effects, as well as case studies. Anyone who is experiencing present trauma symptoms including flashbacks, dissociation, or severe panic when reminded of a traumatic event, is encouraged to seek individual treatment prior to attending this seminar.

ADA Needs
I would be happy to accomodate your ADA needs. Please contact me at least two weeks prior to the seminar date. 

Email: feelbetter@self-haven.com

Hassle-Free Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before the event date, you can be credited for the next seminar, or receive a tuition refund less a $30 cancellation fee. Substitutions are permitted. 

Conflicts & Disputes: 

In the event that a participant is dissatisfied, please submit a detailed written complaint within 30 days of the issue to feelbetter@self-haven.com for review.  You may expect a reply within 30 days of your submission.  Every effort will be made to ensure 100% satisfaction. Any dispute that remains unresolved will be handled through meditation, then if necessary, arbitration. 

*This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and Yoga Alliance for 6 continued education hours. Ref. #20-667306 ; YACEP# 193605