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Internal Family Systems Therapy Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga
April 6 - April 8
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
An Introductory Workshop with the author of Yoga for Depression, and Yoga Skills for Therapists, Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP.
Discover a gentle, evidence-based yoga protocol to help you self-soothe, clear your mind, and work with your Parts from a place of compassionate Self-awareness. Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga, and best-selling author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, along with Internal Family Systems-trained therapist Angela Huebner, PhD, LMFT, will guide you in practices that access your natural compassion and wisdom.
Through yoga practices appropriate in clinical and yoga settings participants will explore the combination of Internal Family Systems Therapy and LifeForce Yoga practices.
- Breathing and meditation to calm and lift the mood
- A chakra-clearing meditation for anxiety
- Yoga nidra for self-soothing and insomnia
- Meditations to calm young exiled parts
- Accessible Yoga postures
Bring Self-energy to all your parts and leave refreshed, revitalized, and excited about your practice, with new tools for emotional and physical balance.
This weekend is open to the public, yoga teachers, and health professionals. All bodies and abilities welcome! CEU’s available.
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 everyday practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga® protocol is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by healthcare 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.
Angela is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. She combines the art of psychotherapy with the science of change to help people identify and break out of patterned thoughts and behaviors that keep them stuck. She is a certified IFS clinician and LFY practitioner. In her 17 years as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Human Development’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech, Angela taught various clinical courses including Internal Family Systems and interpersonal neurobiology. Angela
believes that when we are out of alignment with ourselves or with our partners, our system (body, mind, spirit) lets us know. Sometimes our system uses the language of depression. Sometimes worry and anxiety. Sometimes anger or sadness. Sometimes aches and pains. Our internal system provides us feedback if we listen. The combination of IFS and LFY provide just the tools we need to slow down and tune in.
For more information, see angelahuebner.com.