Saturday, 13. November 2021, Drake House, Integrating Body, Breath & Movement within our Therapeutic Relationships

from 13. November 2021 - 10:00
till 14. November 2021 - 16:00

Drake House

Drake House
United KingdomWimbledon30/32 Worple Road
Event description
Integrating Body, Breath & Movement within our Therapeutic Relationships using Trauma Sensitive Yoga

About this Event

Two day workshop cost: + £255 + booking fees / Limited early-bird until 13th August 2021 or sold out £216 + booking fees each day runs 10am- 4pm

A 2-day workshop for health professionals, mental health workers and yoga teachers with a keen interest in making their current clinical practice more trauma informed whilst gaining confidence and practical skills to take back to their practise to integrate the body, breath and movement when working with anxiety, depression & trauma.

• On completion of this 2-day workshop you will gain an understanding of the core concepts of working with the body, breath and movement in therapy, focusing on treatment for anxiety, depression & trauma.

• You will gain practical tools to integrate into your current clinical or therapeutic practice focusing on the body, breath and movement. These tools are trauma informed, including, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, which is a proven treatment for survivors of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) offering effective healing and symptom reduction, it is a clinically validated method of yoga researched by Bessel van der Kolk in the USA. Trauma sensitive yoga has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on mind body connection, breathing and movement.

• You will leave with a deep understanding of the importance of Science in relation to bringing the body, breath & movement into therapy including Neuroscience , the Autonomic Nervous System & Poly Vagal Theory

During this 2-day workshop we will explore: Integrating Body, Breath and Movement within our Therapeutic Relationships

• Key aspects of psychoanalytic understanding of the relationship with Mind and Body The history of the Body in both science and therapy exploring the work and research of Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Laura & Fritz Pearls (founders of Gestalt therapy) , Eric Berne, Patruska Clarkson, Babette Rothschild, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Nick Totton, Bessel van der Kolk, Robert Shaw, Daniel Stern, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Allan Schore and Danielle Siegel.

• The competing forces of the Mind Body connection in a clinical environment in 2020

• Countertransference within the therapeutic relationship: Two bodies in the room

• The Power of Science when working clinically with the Mind & Body

Autonomic Nervous System & Heart Rate Variability: How movement, the breath and yoga help us return to our window of tolerance Neuroscience: The science behind the “WHY” yoga makes us feel good Polyvagal Theory: Why the Vagus Nerve has startling implications for the treatment of anxiety, depression & trauma

• An introduction Trauma Sensitive Yoga?

• Empowering Language when working with Body, Breath and Movement in Therapy

• The 4 Therapeutic Goals of Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Practising Making Choices Present Moment Experience Safety: Understanding what may feel unsafe in a regular yoga class Creating Rhythms Taking Effective Action

• Ethics & Safety implications when working with Body, Breath and Movement in our therapy rooms

• Tools for Healing: The future for working with Body, Breath and Movement as tools in therapy for working with Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Learning outcomes for attendees:

• An understanding of the scientific and clinical research findings supporting working with the body, breath, movement. Specifically, benefits for anxiety, depression, trauma, positive mental health and self-care

• Practical tools for therapy room when working with anxiety, depression, trauma and positive mental health and self-care

• Accessible resources: Reading list, Audio and Online practices for many trauma informed methods

Physical Practise Attendees will have extensive opportunity to experience and practise trauma informed tools working with the body, breath and movement, including Trauma Sensitive Yoga, to “get it in the muscle” and integrate these new tools within their practise.

Equipment & Experience: No yoga experience is required to attend this workshop, just an interest in yoga and the body. On the day of the workshop do wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket. You have choice to practise seated or on a mat, adjustments are always given. Spare yoga mats will be available on the day for you to use.

Disclaimer: This workshop is not designed to qualify participants to be a trauma informed or sensitive yoga teacher, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, mindfulness instructor, Psychotherapist, Counsellor or trauma therapist. Instead, the workshop seeks to provide knowledge and skills to enhance the existing skills of therapists or yoga teachers within their existing scope of practice. Further training and support via supervision or personal therapy is always recommended when integrating new approaches into one’s existing work.

The trainer:

Lorna Evans is an Integrative Psychotherapist registered with UKCP & BACP, holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy and PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy. Lorna now proudly integrates Psychotherapy and Yoga with a focus on the Body, Breath & Movement for treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma. Recently working on documentaries and projects with The Discovery Channel, BBC, SKY as well as other press for Medium, BBC and BACP Magazines promoting her work.

Lorna is passionate about raising awareness of the Science behind Yoga, Breath and Movement for treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, maintaining positive mental health and wellness. Lorna focuses her workshops on Neuroscience, the Autonomic Nervous System and Poly Vagal Theory, to clinically explain the benefits of working with the Body, Breath and Movement in therapy.

Alongside her clinical practise, Lorna is very proud to teach Trauma Sensitive Yoga and learn from the students at the NHS Recovery College, Mind and many other trauma survivor groups across the UK. Lorna also runs workshops across the UK training therapists and yoga teachers who have an interest in working with the Body, Breath, Movement and Yoga for treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, maintaining positive mental health and wellness.

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