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Integrate Tai Chi into Your Clinical Practice: Rejuvenate Your Treatment Plans for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Addiction, and Chronic Pain with the Power of Moving Meditation
Integrate Tai Chi into Your Clinical Practice: Rejuvenate Your Treatment Plans for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Addiction, and Chronic Pain with the Power of Moving Meditation

Where:   TIMONIUM, MD

When:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you looking for something to bring fun and energy to your sessions? Something more than “therapy as usual” that will have your clients eager to engage in the therapeutic process?

Tai Chi does much more than create a relaxed state of body and mind – a growing body of research supports that its combination of gentle and adaptable exercise, breath awareness, and focus offers a host of benefits for improved mental and physical health. Tai Chi can help reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate depression, curb our cravings, and alter our perception of pain. But you’re hesitant to jump in, concerned that incorporating Tai Chi into your clinical practice will be too time intensive, too complicated to learn, and too difficult to introduce to your clients.

Stop worrying and start moving! In this unique and experiential workshop, you’ll quickly learn the basic skills of Tai Chi and discover how to incorporate it into your treatment plans for depression, anxiety, stress, addictive cravings, and chronic pain. And you won’t be spending your day in a chair! This seminar will get you up and moving while you learn.

No previous knowledge or background in Tai Chi is required to take full advantage of this seminar. You will receive detailed instruction on the practice of specific Tai Chi postures and movements, as well as strategies to introduce them to your clients so they can get started right away. Your instructor will connect the dots between the practices of Tai Chi, meditation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and demonstrate the techniques most appropriate for the disorders you see in clients each day. Discover how you can use Tai Chi to add fun and energy to your sessions, engage your clients, and focus them on the path to healing and change.

Key benefits of attending:
  • Step-by-step instruction on the basic postures and movements of Tai Chi
  • 4 easy ways to use Tai Chi to relieve symptoms of depression.
  • Powerful techniques to anchor attention and reduce stress with meditative movement.
  • Effective methods to combine Tai Chi with CBT to disengage clients from the automatic thoughts and triggers that fuel their addictions.
  • Guided exercises that are adaptable for clients of all ages and stages of health.
Featuring demonstrations and guided experiential exercises, this seminar will have you feeling confident and prepared to bring Tai Chi into your clinical practice. Better still, you’ll be wholly engaged in what you learn during the day and leave feeling more relaxed, more attentive, and more energetic!
Objectives:

  1. Analyze research on Tai Chi’s impact on depression and anxiety and articulate what this means for its use in clinical practice.
  2. Model the postures and movements of Tai Chi to guide clients in a moving meditation practice.
  3. Establish the role of the Vagus nerve in reducing anxiety and communicate how Tai Chi can be used in-session to stimulate it.
  4. Incorporate Tai Chi movements with meditation techniques to anchor the attention of stressed clients.
  5. Articulate how Tai Chi can be individualized for physically limited clients and communicate how these modifications can promote more effective participation in therapy.
  6. Characterize how clinical tools that increase self-awareness can be used in therapy to help clients better manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
OUTLINE

The Latest Research on Tai Chi as a Clinical Intervention
  • Benefits and limitations
    • Physical, emotional, mental
  • The role of the Vagus nerve
  • Interdisciplinary research from the fields of psychology and sociology
Make Tai Chi Postures Easy and Natural for Your Clients
  • The 13 basic postures of Tai Chi
  • Yang Style – learn the moves
  • Regulated breathing
  • ”Push Hands” and partner based exercises
  • Step-by-step instruction
Incorporate Tai Chi into Your Treatment Plans for Depression and Anxiety
  • 4 ways to use Tai Chi to relieve symptoms of depression
  • Nonjudgmental observation of internal thoughts
  • Process intervention with the client
  • Demonstration and experiential exercise
Help Stressed Clients Cope with Meditative Movement
  • Anchor attention
  • Experience events without focusing on the extreme
  • Focus on the breath to reduce stress
  • Intervention demonstration and experiential exercise
Addiction: Adapt Tai Chi to Help Control Addictive Cravings
  • Identify addictive cravings
  • Disengage from automatic thoughts and triggers
  • Adapt Tai Chi to specific client symptoms
  • Demonstration of intervention
  • Experiential exercise
Tai Chi for Chronic Pain
  • The latest research
  • Adaptive exercise for special populations
  • Step by step instruction on Tai Chi Exercises for chronic pain
    • Salutation
    • Repulse the monkey
    • Move hands like clouds
    • White eagle spreads its wings

ELIZABETH NYANG, ED.D., LCPC

Dr. Elizabeth Nyang, Ed.D., M.A., LCPC, is a licensed counselor and certified Tai Chi instructor who works with clients dealing with mood disorders, life issues, and addictions. She uses mindfulness and Tai Chi techniques to help them reduce stress and gain insight into their problems. Dr. Nyang also accepts clients in need of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction and works with them in a special program that includes group and individual counseling to help them build a plan to get in and stay in recover. A longtime student of meditation, Dr. Nyang spent one year learning walking and sitting meditation at a Buddhist Temple. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Seaton Hall University and her doctorate degree in counseling education from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.



Speaker Disclosures:

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

Non-financial: Elizabeth Nyang is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the Maryland Counseling Association.
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.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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