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Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2019 with Amy Weintraub
March 21 - March 24
Washington, DC 20008 United States
Amy Weintraub returns to lead TWO vibrant workshops, in addition to her daily morning yoga classes and afternoon meditations.
Creativity Day Workshop: The Love in the Room Begins with You and Yoga!
Sing a love song to your amygdala with gentle movement, calming breath work, ancient meditative self-inquiry and mood-balancing Yoga Nidra. We’ll use sound and breath and hand gestures that promote relaxation and a state of deep stillness. Let your love soar with a guided-imagery practice. Throughout the calming, meditative exercises, we’ll incorporate joint warm-ups and gentle yoga stretching, along with mantras, mudras and pranayama breathing for mood regulation. By day’s end, you’ll feel more spacious and expansive, attuned with the joy of being in your body. Let the love medicine of yoga support your embrace of whatever is arising in your life.
Throughout this day of self-care, you will learn to:
1. Select and demonstrate a breathing practice suitable in a clinical setting that can provide relief from anxiety
2. List and utilize three breathing practices appropriate for a clinical setting that can provide relief from depression
3. Explain and demonstrate a guided imagery practice that can provide relief from depression
4. Describe and utilize an evidence-based yoga meditation for mood regulation
Yoga Skills to Enhance Alliance and Compliance!
Connect from your heart’s mind to your client’s with clinically appropriate, evidence-based practices. Help clients self-regulate, manage their energy and their moods. When you guide a yoga skill in a session, you will find your client has greater focus, access to feelings, and is ready to dive deeper into the work of therapy. Learn yoga techniques that can be done in a chair, right in your office, that offer you an energy boost and a calm and focused mind, even as you teach them to your clients. You will be able to:
- Identify, practice and prescribe a Yoga breathing technique to help clients suffering from anxiety.
- Identify, practice and prescribe a Yoga breathing technique to help clients suffering from depression.
- Demonstrate and recommend imagery and affirmation to increase client self-compassion.
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.