Yoga Skills for Therapists: Applications for Anxiety and Depression—No Mat Required!
November 2 - November 3
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2N7 Canada
Practice your clinical specialty more effectively when you offer clients simple, evidence-based LifeForce Yoga practices to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience. Learn clinically appropriate yoga skills that complement and enhance the work you currently do, helping clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states.
LifeForce Yoga has been successfully utilized in health care settings with diverse populations, demonstrating its usefulness in relieving emotional distress and dysregulation. In the process of learning Yoga practices to help clients increase self-efficacy and self-compassion and enhancing the therapeutic relationship between you, you will be giving yourself the gift of self-care.
Experience for yourself the transformational power of yoga and let it be the portal to healing for you, your loved ones and those you serve. After this seminar, you will feel return to your work, empowered by your own practices and ready to share them with your clients.
You will learn:
- Yogic tools to foster the therapeutic alliance and client self-acceptance
- A review of current scientific literature supporting Yoga as a treatment in mental health
- Three evidence-based Yogic breaths and a simple meditation to calm and focus the anxious mind
- Three evidence-based Yogic breaths and two simple meditation techniques to clear the mind and lift the mood
- A Yogic technique to interrupt panic attack
- Strategies for introducing Yoga practices to your most skeptical clients
- Meditation techniques effective with OCD and anxiety disorders
- Empowering use of imagery, meditation, and affirmations that arise from the client’s authentic experience of Self.
Jack Hirose and Associates has provided quality training to more than 55,000 mental health professionals in Canada and the United States. The workshops focus on beginner and advanced training, particularly in cognitive behavioural, brief therapy, child and adolescent therapy, mindfulness approaches, motivational interviewing, sensorimotor psychotherapy, solution focused, narrative, emotion focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, couples and marriage therapy and others. All of our workshops are approved for continuing education credit (CEUs) through various Canadian associations.
Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004) and the ground-breaking Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012), has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. She trains health and yoga professionals at notable international venues and offers workshops for every day practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga® protocol is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by health care providers around the world. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood, and has produced an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news and media reviews on Yoga and mental health, archived here.
Ocean Lum, Hnrs BSc, MA , ERYT-500, LFYP-2
Having been transformed by the powers of Yoga and Mindfulness to heal depression, Ocean began teaching yoga (RYT 500) and facilitating meditation in 2001. She is a LifeForce Yoga Therapy Practitioner
Ocean Lum has an Hnrs. BSc. in Nutrition & Biochemistry and a MA in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered clinical counselor in private practice. She has a special interest in a holistic approach to depression and anxiety by integrating counselling, LifeForce Yoga and Mindfulness. www.oceanlum.com