Introduction to yoga and therapy: understanding the science behind the tools of yoga and mindfulness
Jesmond Therapy Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne are delighted to be able to run for the third time, this very popular workshop for counsellors and therapists with an interest in the body and working somatically.
Therapists will gain an understanding of the clinical benefits of yoga, the impact of yoga on the autonomic nervous system and the benefits of yoga for mental health.
Today yoga, mindfulness and meditation are rapidly growing in popularity and this trend will continue. Scientific research is now able to measure the benefits of these practices and mainstream medical providers are adopting them as treatment for many psychological and physical health issues. As therapists, it is important we understand the science behind these decisions and the benefits of yoga for our clients and ourselves.
During the workshop we will explore:
- The history of the body in therapy.
- What is yoga? Understanding yoga as more than a physical practice.
- The Autonomic Nervous System, stress and yoga.
- The Yogic and Eastern perspective on mind-body connections.
- Trauma related bodywork and yoga.
- Neuroscience and yoga.
- Our embodied relationship with our clients.
“Breath is the king of mind.”
“The therapeutic encounter is an inherently embodied relationship.”
“The price for ignoring or distorting the body’s messages is being unable to detect what is truly dangerous or harmful to you and, just as bad, what is safe and nourishing.”
Bessel van der Kolk
Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for their clinical practice:
- An understanding of the science behind yoga and its benefits for positive mental health.
- Yoga breathing techniques for depression and anxiety.
- Yoga postures for depression and anxiety.
- Accessible yoga resources for clients and therapists - reading list, audio and online practices.
On the day of the workshop do please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket and warm socks.
Spare yoga mats will be available on the day for you to use if you don't have one.
No yoga experience is required to attend this workshop, just an interest in yoga and the body.
To book a place on this course, please call on 0191 281 2167 or book online on our website: https://jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk/training-events/introduction-yoga-therapy-understanding-science-behind-tools-yoga-mindfulness-2/
About Valerie Adlparvar
Lorna Evans is an integrative adult Psychotherapist holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy and PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Lorna is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher; Lorna has been practising yoga for over 20 years, has taught yoga since 2006 and has trained with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center.