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Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental or Repeated Trauma
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on August 9, 2018.
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
8/9/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze the neuroscience research regarding the impact of trauma on the brain and nervous system as it relates to clinical treatment.
  2. Describe the “window of tolerance” and how to use it to inform treatment planning and interventions.
  3. Provide psychoeducation to clients regarding the specific characteristics of yoga that help reduce symptoms of trauma.
  4. Utilize yoga techniques to help improve clinical outcomes related to specific diagnosis.
  5. Demonstrate specific yoga techniques to use with clients in individual and group treatment settings.
  6. Educate clients about the clinical benefits, limitations and potential risks of utilizing yoga techniques in a clinical setting.
Neuroscience of Trauma
  • How the brain and nervous system are affected during trauma
  • Window of tolerance
  • Brain structures implicated in PTSD
  • Storage of traumatic vs. normal memories in the brain
  • Inability to process
What Makes Yoga Suitable for Trauma Survivors?
  • Brief introduction to yoga
  • Research findings and limitations
  • What yoga CAN and CANNOT accomplish in the treatment of trauma
  • Importance of focusing on the present moment
  • Increase the ability to tolerate pain and discomfort
  • Calm down the amygdala and sympathetic nervous system
  • Shift brain from negative bias to positive focus
Specific Yoga Techniques and Clinical Applications (with Lab)
  • Breath of Joy
  • Moving Warrior poses
  • Simple vinyasa (with visualization)
  • Meditation with mantra
  • Legs up the wall
  • Using yoga in individual treatment
  • Using yoga in group treatment
  • Limitations and potential risks
Educating Clients
  • Importance of personal yoga practice
  • Use neuroscience knowledge to explain the impact of trauma and usefulness of yoga
  • Referrals to appropriate classes
  • Teach one skill and encourage practicing it


Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Knoxville, TN. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, and anxiety & mood disorders. Dr. Diyankova completed her yoga teacher training in Subtle Yoga® with Kaoverii Weber, and her Master Reiki training under the guidance of William Rand at the International Center for Reiki Training.

Dr. Diyankova received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Moscow State University, and her M.S. in psychology and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. She has made numerous presentations on trauma and yoga to clinical audiences in the United States, Mexico, and Russia. She also maintains a blog,, that highlights the holistic approach she takes to trauma treatment. Learn more about Dr. Diyankova at

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Irina Diyankova maintains a private practice. She has an ownership interest in Healing Trauma: Yoga for Healing Trauma online classes. Dr. Diyankova receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Irina Diyankova is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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