Integrating Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Polyvagal Theory.
An Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression.
The course provides mental health and yoga therapy professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. It includes the study of both polyvagal theory and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques (yoga nidra and meditation).
Presented by Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT
Mondays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 9, 2020. 7-9 pm Eastern.
Register by Oct 4.
REVIEWS of Joann's spring, 2020 course:
"I think Joann Lutz is incredibly knowledgeable. She really helped me synthesize my understanding of merging psychotherapy and yoga." C.G., LCSW
"All I can say is, it is truly a gift you are offering us. I can honestly say that your information, when communicated via Zoom, is professional, calm, and packed with everything we signed up for and more."
Full Course Description
The course provides mental health and yoga therapy professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. The trainings include the study of both polyvagal theory and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques (yoga nidra and meditation).
The material will be taught through lecture, case discussions, experiential exercises, and hands-on practicums. Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: A clinical model for treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. A. Understanding the Physical Manifestations of Emotional Trauma: The Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System. B. Role of Polyvagal Theory in Emotional and Physiological Healing. C. Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA) Basics. D. Utilizing Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA) to Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System. E. Bringing Polyvagal Theory and NITYA into the Clinical Session.
The methods presented in these workshops CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY TREATMENT APPROACH.
NO PRIOR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (though it is helpful!)
Gain experience and techniques which you can apply in your work (and life) immediately!
JOANN LUTZ, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT (CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST)
Joann, psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher, is a pioneer in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga to mental health care. She developed and continues to teach the "Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" model of care (NITYA). Her book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, will be published in early 2021 by Handspring Press. She is the author of a NASW CE course, "Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice," and the paper, "Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation." published in "Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference, 2014," published by Cambridge Scholars. A video of the course which she taught for PESI, Bringing Trauma-Sensitive Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice, is available for purchase at: https://www.pesi.com/store/detail/28691/bringing-trauma-informed-yoga-into-mental-health-clinical
COST $175 early; $200 regular.
Register via Paypal: email@example.com, or send a check to Joann Lutz, 108 Black Birch Trail, Florence, Ma. 01062
12 CEs for Social Workers (NASW) and Certified Yoga Therapists (IAYT).