Seminar Detail

Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this state-of-the art workshop and discover yoga-based interventions to regulate the autonomic nervous system and learn exactly how to incorporate these interventions into your psychotherapy session.

Join Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT, for an in-depth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, with a special focus on chair yoga postures, yogic breathing exercises, and yoga nidra, the yogic sleep. This workshop also incorporates techniques and theory from trauma studies, somatic psychotherapy and ayurveda. Throughout the day, you will learn the importance of nervous-system regulation to the process of psychological healing.

Joann trained with Bessel van der Kolk’s The Trauma Center in Boston and will share with you transformational skills for you and your clients. Learn first-hand why organizations as diverse as the U.S. Army and the U.S prison system have embraced yoga as an evidence-based approach to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

Through lecture, experiential exercises, video clips, and case studies, you will leave the workshop with the background and tools you need to add trauma-informed yogic interventions to whatever style of therapy you currently practice.

Discover how trauma-informed yoga can improve your clinical outcomes!
Objectives:
  1. Explain 2 ways that autonomic nervous system dysregulation contributes to PTSD symptoms.
  2. Identify 2 symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which can be decreased through trauma-sensitive yoga practice.
  3. Describe 5 trauma-informed chair yoga postures for use in the psychotherapy session or group.
  4. Explain the yogic three-part breathing practice which is appropriate for the therapy session or group.
  5. List 3 benefits of bringing yogic deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) into the therapy session.
  6. Specify 2 yogic strategies to reduce anxiety and depression.
  7. Demonstrate hands-on applications of chair yoga and three-part deep breathing practices, using scripts and practice sessions.
  8. Explain 2 guidelines concerning which clients to use yogic techniques with, which techniques, and when.

JOANN LUTZ, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT, C-IAYT

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. She is also certified in EMDR and Psychosynthesis. She had a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she incorporated trauma-informed yoga into groups for combat veterans, clients recovering from psychiatric disorders, and others. She has practiced and taught Integral Yoga for over 35 years, and was a guest teacher at Omega Institute; Harbin Hot Springs; Rowe Conference Center and Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Bahamas, among other venues.

Joann completed 40 hours of trauma-sensitive yoga training with The Trauma Center in Boston, MA. She has been training mental health professionals to bring trauma-informed yoga into their practices nationally and internationally for the past 7 years, bringing this work to universities, conferences, hospitals, ashrams and yoga centers. Her CEU course, “Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice,” was published by the National Association of Social Workers, Ma. Chapter, in 2014. Her paper, “Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation” was published in Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference (2014), by Cambridge Scholars Press. Her book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, is forthcoming from Handspring Publishers.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joanne Lutz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Joanne Lutz has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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