How do you combat the patient who tells you they simply can’t find time to practice yoga? There are plenty of yoga breathing techniques that can be practiced in traffic, in front of the computer, or while standing in line. Even these short sessions bring stress relief, and help your patient manage the discomforts of anxiety. Mary NurrieStearns suggests the Come to Your Rescue Breath.

Mary NurrieStearns, LCSW, RYT, has over 35 years of professional experience in mental health and maintains a counseling practice in Tulsa, OK. An advanced level yoga teacher and mindfulness student of Thich Naht Hahn, she is a long-time yoga practitioner and meditator. Mary is the author of numerous articles on psycho-spiritual growth, author of Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind (2015) and co-editor of Soulful Living. Former editor of Personal Transformation magazine, she has produced audio CDs on the healing practices of mindfulness and compassion and DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and anxiety. Mary teaches yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, teaches seminars across the United States and co-leads, with her husband, transformational meditation and yoga retreats. She has suffered from anxiety and emotional trauma and credits mindfulness practices for profound personal transformation.

An expert presenter, Mary’s seminars are light-hearted and filled with research, neuroscience and experiential learning. Her wealth of knowledge about treatment of anxiety, depression and emotional trauma, familiarity with current research on yoga and mindfulness as treatment modalities, and her expertise in body/mind/spirit healing transform into powerful and easy to apply skills for mental health professionals. You will leave the seminar with something for yourself and your clients. To contact Mary or for information, go to

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.