MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021
2:00-3:15pmPT / 5:00-6:15mET – daily*
(you do not have to attend each session live in order to participate;
every session will be recorded and sent to you so that you can view, or review, in your own time at your own pace)
for yoga and meditation teachers, clinicians, direct service providers, and interested students
– provides 6.25hrs of CE credit for RYTs –
This online course will offer a foundational overview of a trauma informed framework for healing and nervous system regulation. The goal of a trauma-informed practice is to build resiliency and support self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel safer in the world, feel integrated, and have healthy relationships.
Anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. A trauma-informed approach is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated. For clinicians or people who are not teaching yoga, there are simple body-based practices that are easy to teach that can support the people you are working with to regulate trauma symptoms and feel more grounded in their bodies again.
Along with addressing individuals, this workshop will also explore how systemic patterns of trauma, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty and racism, are traumatic and impact entire communities of people.
This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga and somatic tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.
(most sessions also include a short practice)
Session 1: Mind-Body Connection
- Embodiment and self-regulation
- Trauma and Resilience
- Practice: safely connecting to sensations
Session 2: Trauma Basics
- Overview of the stress response
- Recognizing trauma symptoms
- Introduction to trauma and social justice
Session 3: Tools for Self-Regulation and Managing Trauma Symptoms
- Grounding, centering, resourcing
- Practice: using yoga and somatics for self-regulation
Session 4: Teacher-Student Relationship
- Psychology of the teacher student relationship
- Dealing with personal triggers
- Trauma Stewardship: Tools for self-care
Session 5: Practice Lab and Q & A
SLIDING SCALE PRICING*
$210 – Supporter | supports others + yourself
$175 – Sustainer | pays for you
$125 – Supported | discounted
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