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Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory.

  • 10 Feb 2022
  • 31 Mar 2022
  • Online

Embodied Nervous System Regulation for Improving Outcomes in Therapy.

Live, online course.

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 will be available to Yoga Therapists, Internationally; U.S. Psychologists, Social Workers, Certified Professional Counselors, and Health and Wellness Coaches Nationally, and in California, to LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFT practitioners, and Licensed Nurses.

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

Thursday, Feb. 10 through Thursday, March 31, 6-8 p. MST., with one hour a week practicum.

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!)

*Experience Neuro-drama: A playful Experiential Approach to Understanding Polyvagal Theory and the Autonomic nervous system.

*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, breathing practices, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep), 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's class:

"I think Joann Lutz is incredibly knowledgeable. She really helped me synthesize my understanding of merging psychotherapy and yoga." C.G., LCSW

"All I can say is, it is truly a gift you are offering us. I can honestly say that your information, when communicated via Zoom, is professional, calm, and packed with everything we signed up for and more."

C.R., Australia

Presenter Bio:Joann Lutz, psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher, is a pioneer in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga to mental health care. She is the author of the new book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, published by Handspring. She developed and continues to teach the "Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" model of care (NITYA). 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.

EVENT LOCATION: Online

COST: $375 tuition.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Register on the website, www.yogainpsychotherapy.com, and pay through PayPal on the website, or by check. See www.yogainpsychotherapy.com, for detailed instructions.

REGISTER HERE: www.yogainpsychotherapy.com

CEU INFORMATION: This 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 will be available to Yoga Therapists, Internationally; U.S. Psychologists, Social Workers, Certified Professional Counselors, and Health and Wellness Coaches Nationally, and in California, to LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFT practitioners, and Licensed Nurses


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