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Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: An Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety.

  • 8 Oct 2022
  • 13 Oct 2022
  • Live or Online

Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: An Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a clinical foundation for integrating trauma-sensitive yoga postures and breathing practices with Polyvagal Theory, to improve mental health outcomes. Teachings are appropriate for mental health, health care, and yoga professionals, as well as nurses, health coaches and other allied professions.

THREE COURSE OPTIONS, LIVE, ONLINE, ZOOM:

1) Saturday- Monday, October 8-10, 12-CE, 9:30 am to 2 pm Eastern each day.

2) Begins Thursday, October 13, 8-10 p.m. Eastern, 12-CE, Four Week Course.

3) Begins Thursday, October 13, 8-10 p.m., 23-CE, Eight Week Course. (Doesn't meet on Thanksgiving).

Options 2 and 3 include an additional one-hour weekly practice session with the study partner.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a clinical foundation for integrating trauma-sensitive yoga postures and breathing practices with Polyvagal Theory, to improve mental health outcomes. Teachings are appropriate for mental health, health care, and yoga professionals, as well as nurses, health coaches and other allied professions.

CEs will be available for completion of these courses to Yoga Therapists, Internationally; U.S. Psychologists, Social Workers, and Health and Wellness Coaches, and in California, to LCSW, LPCC (LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS), LEP (LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL), LMFT PRACTITIONERS, AND LICENSED NURSES. Course includes class recordings and a private Facebook page for Joann's students, for networking and ongoing learning.

Course LEARNING OBJECTIVES: (4-week course includes the first 10 objectives.)

At the end of the program, you will be better able to:

  • Discuss 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
  • Describe three benefits of mat and chair-based hatha yoga poses for psychotherapy clients.
  • Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.
  • Describe three anatomical landmarks through which the vagus nerve runs in the body.
  • Describe three major tenets of classical yoga.
  • Apply three principles of trauma-healing in teaching trauma-sensitive chair yoga. Describe three behaviors in the therapy office that could impact clients' neuroception of safety.
  • Explain the basic three-part deep breath as a psychological intervention in the trauma therapy session.
  • Describe the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" precessing.
  • Use the appropriate yogic breathing technique for a traumatized client in a psychotherapy session.
  • Use two new skills in bringing breathing practices into the psychotherapy session.
  • Describe two physiological underpinnings of yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
  • Describe four stages of yoga nidra practices for trauma survivors.
  • Use two methods of meditation in psychotherapy sessions.
  • Discuss three symptoms in a client diagnosed with PTSD which could be improved with polyvagally-informed yogic interventions.
  • Create a treatment plan which incorporates polyvagally-informed yoga.

Major Text: "Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone" by Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP.

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