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Yoga for Trauma
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on July 10, 2019.
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
7/10/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Explain why embodiment in psychotherapy matters and how to incorporate it successfully into treatment with traumatized clients.
  2. Determine effective ways to help trauma clients focus their perception and mind on what is happening in the body as a result of the trauma.
  3. Evaluate trauma’s effects on the brain and how to use yoga to mitigate them.
  4. Apply Yoga Nidra and iRest scripts to help trauma clients achieve impactful states of relaxation and restoration.
  5. Utilize the key themes of trauma-informed yoga appropriately in both individual and group sessions.
  6. Practice various yoga postures and movements, including chair-focused trauma yoga, in preparation to use them in sessions with clients. 
The Promise of Yoga for Treating Trauma
  • Trauma prevalence
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Socio-cultural impacts of trauma
  • Yoga research outcomes with veterans
  • Higher retention, satisfaction and acceptability rates with yoga
  • Why embodiment in psychotherapy treatment matters
  • Risk and limitations of research
Bring Traditional Yoga Components to Contemporary Trauma Treatment
  • The 4 pillars and 8 limbs
  • Focus on rejuvenating the body
  • Moral and ethical conduct considerations
  • Established observances, including contentment and self-study
  • Emphasis on internal and external purification
  • Ascension of energy/vitality through asana and pranayama
  • Ability to focus perception and mind on what is happening in the body
Bring Practical Neuroscience Applications to Contemporary Trauma Treatment
  • Brainwaves and patterns and their interface with yoga practices
  • The Triune Brain Left and right brain functions in understanding trauma
  • Managing anxiety with a focused attention meditation method
Yoga as a Therapy Tool
  • Teach the brain and body to work in harmony
  • Learn to stretch some parts of the body and relax other parts
  • Yoga’s impact on controlling the effect of the brain on the body
  • Diffuse vital, healing energy throughout the body
Yoga Nidra (Changing States of Consciousness)
  • Conscious entry into non-REM sleep
  • IRest (Integrative Restoration)
  • Core principles 10 tools 8, 15, and 30-minute script examples of practice sessions
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Scripts; Physical Movements and Forms
  • Expand capacity for self-awareness and selfregulation
  • Standing, seated, supine, and prone postures and forms with supports
  • Shifting relationship with self to foster patience, internal sense of safety, a felt sense of control, and personal agency
  • Key themes in trauma-informed yoga for individual and group work
    • Experiencing the present moment (example with Tadasana/Mountain pose)
    • Making choices (example with simple neck rolls)
    • Taking effective action (Example with present moment awareness and making changes)
    • Creating rhythms (example with cat pose/form and exploring rhythm between movement and breathing)
  • Chair-Focused Trauma Yoga
    • Focused meditation
    • Seated neck rolls/seated shoulder circles
    • Seated mountain
    • Sun breath
    • Seated twists
    • Seated forward folds
  • Facilitating a group therapy session
    • Informed consent
    • Match goals with postures and forms
    • Provide resources


Michele D. Ribeiro, EdD, CGP, is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor and a Children/Teens Meditation Course Teacher. She has been applying mindful awareness as a therapist and teaching mindfulness as a skill to clients presenting with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, eating disorders and addiction issues for over 20 years.

Dr. Ribeiro began her yoga studies in 1997 and completed advanced yoga training in India at numerous yoga centers and ashrams including the Indian Yoga Institute, Prashanti Kuteeram in Bangalore, the Yoga Study Center in Rishikesh, the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India and at the Iyengar Yoga Center of New York in NYC. She has written on mindfulness for the "Group Psychologist Newsletter" and assisted with editing journal articles on yoga and ALS in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Dr. Ribeiro has a private consulting practice, works as a psychologist and instructor at Oregon State University and is co-owner of the Iyengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley in Corvallis, OR. She has taught yoga, mindfulness practices, and biofeedback at various universities, schools, and conferences throughout the United States and abroad while working as a psychologist for Semester at Sea. She serves on the planning committee to create a new Yoga Certification Program, is on the steering committee for expanding Contemplative Studies and is co-leading the development of a new Mindful Living and Learning Community all at Oregon State University.

Speaker Disclosures:

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

Non-financial: Michele Ribeiro is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
Continuing Education Credits

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