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Seminar Detail

Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Discover yoga-based interventions that can help regulate the autonomic nervous system and learn how to incorporate these interventions into your psychotherapy session.

Join Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, for an in-depth training on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, with a special focus on chair yoga practices, 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.

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.
Objectives:

  1. Evaluate ways that autonomic nervous system dysregulation contributes to PTSD symptoms.
  2. Ascertain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which can be decreased through a trauma-sensitive yoga practice.
  3. Practice trauma-informed chair yoga postures for use in the individual or group psychotherapy session.
  4. Determine the benefits of bringing yogic deep relaxation into the therapy session.
  5. Specify yogic strategies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in clients.
  6. Apply applications of chair yoga and three-part deep breathing practices into your clinical work, using scripts and practice sessions.
The Yoga Tradition and Neuropsychology
  • Yoga, Patanjali and MRI’s
  • The Importance of heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Yoga as a complete system of energy medicine
Embodied Psychotherapy
  • The Triune Brain: left out of traditional psychotherapy?
  • Regulating the brain’s trauma center
  • Tracking body sensation and breathing deeply
  • A frame of reference from Somatic
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuroplasticity and interpersonal neurobiology
Applying Trauma-Informed Yoga Practices in the Psychotherapy Session
  • The evidence in evidence-based yoga practice
  • Yoga and polarities
  • Guided script for chair yoga:
  • 5 trauma-informed chair yoga postures
  • Guiding and integrating the poses into your existing treatment modality (EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, etc).
  • Chair trauma-yoga:
  • Tracking body sensation
  • Gaining self-mastery
  • Increasing self-regulation
  • Expanding present-moment awareness
  • Experience a chair yoga warm up and posture sequence
Yoga and the Breath
  • Respiration and the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Breathing techniques to regulate the ANS and calm symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression
  • Experience the three-part deep breath and script
Structure of the Embodied Psychotherapy Session or Group
  • Evaluating the client
  • Opening the session
  • Healing polarities:
  • Inner/outer
  • Sympathetic/parasympathetic activation
  • Sensing/action
  • Cognitive/somatic
  • Healthy symptoms of trauma discharge
  • Key points in making referrals to yoga classes
Therapeutic Value of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)
  • The benefits of sleeping while awake
  • Varieties of Yoga Nidra
  • Guided experience of Satchidananda’s Yoga Nidra
  • Discussion of Yoga Nidra script
Using Meditation
  • The relaxation response
  • Mindfulness meditation: open-focused meditation
  • A guided experience of both styles of meditation
  • The benefits of meditation in the trauma psychotherapy session
Case Study

ANGELA THOMAS JONES, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT

Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT holds dual licensure specializing in trauma-informed treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders with Yoga Alliance Teacher registration. She also holds post-graduate certification from the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute founded and directed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Her work with Dartmouth Medical Center Palliative Care and the NH Department of Corrections led her to develop a style of yoga practice utilizing trauma-sensitive protocols. Angela is licensed as a clinical supervisor and has overseen clinical practice of five levels of care in a non-profit community based treatment facility for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and also serves as chairperson for the New Hampshire Association for Addiction Professionals Ethics Committee. She recently published a literature review, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice, has been an active summer school faculty contributor to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies since 1991 and is an adjunct faculty member of Plymouth State University Counseling Program. She maintains a private practice in northern New Hampshire.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angela Thomas Jones is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angela Thomas Jones is a member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals; and the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

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New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Renewal for CASAC, CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.




Counselors
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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 3/07/2019. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Psychologists
This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available.


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