This workshop is designed for any individual who is experiencing the symptoms of trauma or post-traumatic stress and is interested in learning strategies that promote mindful self-care, as well as for family members, providers or friends of someone suffering with traumatic stress, mental , health clinicians, yoga teachers, school teachers or anyone else who is interested in learning more about how we can use our bodies to heal anyone else who is interested in learning more about how we can use our bodies to heal our bodies. Utilizing the work of Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Richard Miller and others, and incorporating training from the Veterans Yoga Project, we will explore where we see trauma manifesting in society, ion our yoga classes, classrooms, clinical settings and homes , as well as how trauma implants on our brains and in our bodies. 2 hours of the workshop will be devoted to some of the neurological features of trauma’s impact on the nervous system and how the proactice of mindful resilience, yoga and meditation can complement other therapeutic interventions in promoting self-care and wellness. The final hour will be a Yoga Nidra practice which can enable participants to experience first-hand the benefits of connecting breath to body sensation.
Dr. Ryan Allen, PhD, RYT200, RCYT95 is the facilitator for this workshop. Find out more about him and his company at lumintherapy.com