Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing
May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 6:00 pm$1 – $580
This workshop is especially designed for O.T.s, other allied and licensed mental health professionals, yoga therapists and yoga instructors who would like to learn how to incorporate evidence-based* Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, or related mental health conditions. The course presents the science/evidence base, theoretical model, guidelines for practice as well as the specific yoga forms, movements, breathing, and meditation techniques to implement the program. Participants will be taught both mat and chair versions of the program. No yoga experience is required. The workshop is highly experiential offering several paired teaching labs and a final larger group lab.
* The program evolved from the highly successful yoga treatment protocol (co-developed by SEYI founder Lynn Stoller) that was used in the first and as yet only randomized/controlled study of yoga conducted with active duty military personnel, which you can read about here: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851541 .
*The program is also based on the evidence and professional observations presented in the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing, which was written by Lynn Stoller and an outstanding team of expert contributors. The 296-page book skillfully synthesizes theoretical concepts and research findings from the fields of occupational therapy, trauma psychology, neuroscience, and traditional Eastern yogic philosophy to produce a Transdisciplinary Model for Post-Traumatic Growth for healing symptoms of combat stress, PTSD, or other unresolved trauma or anxiety disorders.
BOOK TESTIMONIALS FROM KEY OPINION LEADERS:
“This is certainly going to be the classic text on trauma and yoga!”- Stephen Cope, Scholar-in-Residence and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living
“Lynn Stoller’s book is the most comprehensive guide available on the application of Yoga Therapy for PTSD and is an essential text for every Yoga therapist.”- Joseph Le Page, Founder of the Integrative Yoga Therapy program
“Congratulations on your excellent book! I love that you bring in the sensory integration piece. We so need this in the field of psychotraumatology! Thank you for your contribution to the field! –Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the PTSD Research Unit at the University of Western Ontario