Professional Education Programs
Minding the Body: Using Yoga and Meditation in Clinical Practice
Increasingly, therapists are seeing the value of eastern contemplative practices in clinical work- but they aren’t always confident about how best to wade in. For many of our clients, the world from the neck down is opaque, confusing or threatening. The wisdom traditions of yoga and meditation developed to help us better navigate and manage our private, subjective experience- our thoughts, feelings and urges. This workshop will explore the benefits, practicalities and pitfalls of applying these methodologies in therapy. We will review the conceptual, cognitive, breath-based and physical practices of these sister traditions, and how to apply them. The goal is a hands-on suite of skills for self-regulation and thriving. The workshop will combine didactic and experiential learning, with time for questions and discussion.
No previous yoga or meditation required.
March 20th, 2015// 9:30am-4:30p.m.// 6 CECs // $110
Douglas Baker, LICSW, RYT