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Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory

  • 11 Jan 2021
  • Online

Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory:
Embodied Nervous System Regulation for Improving Outcomes in Therapy.

The CE course provides mental health and yoga therapy professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. 23 CEs Approved for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors. 24 CEs for Yoga Therapists and Psychologists.


Presented by: Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, Psychotherapist and Yoga Therapist.

And also Presented by : Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT. Psychotherapist.


FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: Jan 11, 2021

LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: Mar 01, 2021


Enter the schedule of the repeating modules: Jan. 11 through March 1, 7-9 p.m. Eastern, with an additional hour of weekly practicum, to be scheduled.


EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The course provides mental health and yoga therapy professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression.


The training includes the study of both polyvagal theory and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques. The material will be taught through lecture, case discussions, experiential exercises, and practicums. See the course outline on Joann's website, www.yogainpsychotherapy.com.


The methods presented in this workshop CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY TREATMENT APPROACH. NO PRIOR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (though it is helpful!) 



This 8-Week Online Continuing Education Course begins Monday, January 11, 2021, 7-9 p.m. Eastern, plus an additional hour of practicum each week, to be scheduled.


23 CEs Approved for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors.

24 CEs for Yoga Therapists and Psychologists.

Course continues for 7 Monday nights. 


*Experience Deb Grant's in-depth exploration of Polyvagal Theory.

*Learn how yoga influences the vagus nerve and regulates the autonomic nervous system. 

*Develop the confidence and expertise to teach a nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive chair yoga sequence, in an individual or group therapy session.


*Offer the benefits of the yogic 3-part deep breath and yoga nidra to your clients!


REVIEWS of Joann and Deb's class:


“You created an incredibly safe container in which we were able to learn and apply the material with each other.”

K.B., Psychologist


"I really enjoyed the course. Your style of teaching worked really well for me... I really felt your passion for the subject. It was very apparent that this isn’t just something you teach, it’s something you live."

Melissa Lynum, Clinical Social Worker


Presenter Bio:Joann Lutz, psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher, is a pioneer in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga to mental health care. She developed and continues to teach the "Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" model of care (NITYA). Her book, "Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone," will be published in early 2021 by Handspring Publishers. She is the author of a NASW CE course, "Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice," and the paper, "Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation." published in "Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference, 2014," published by Cambridge Scholars.


Add'l Presenter Bio: A psychotherapist for over 25 years, Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT, has developed and taught workshops with Deb Dana, LCSW, including the Polyvagal Playlab, which brings experiential and somatic approaches to learning the polyvagal theory. Deb also co-authored a chapter with Deb Dana on this topic, in the book "Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies." (Editors: Stephen Porges and Deb Dana). She holds two yoga teacher certifications, is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator, and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. You can visit Deb's website at www.debgrant.net


EVENT LOCATION: Online

COST: $300 tuition before Wed., Jan. 6. Additional charge for mental health CEs.


REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: To register, pay through PayPal, to "Joannlutz22@gmail.com". Joann will then contact you with further information.


REGISTER HERE: www.paypal.com


CEU INFORMATION: 23 CEs Approved for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors. 24 CEs for Yoga Therapists. Psychologist CE s pending. There is no charge for CEs for Yoga Therapists. Fee for Mental Health CEs is paid directly to the granting agency..

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