Bringing the power of mind-body healing to our nation's warriors

Part 2A: Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation

Course: Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation
(Pre-requisite to take course is Part 1)

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Tue, Dec 1 and Dec 8, 2015  Tuition: $175, $150 early bird before Nov 24, 2015
Thu, May 12 and 19, 2016
Wed, Nov 30 and Dec 7, 2016

Discussion Groups – TBA at the beginning of each course.
Location: from your home
(This webinar is recorded if you cannot attend a class or would like to listen to it again.)
CEUs: Yoga Alliance – 6.5 non-contact hours
Instructor: Karen Soltes

This five-hour webinar course is Part 2A of the certification course which prepares certified yoga and meditation teachers to work in military communities with active duty service members, veterans, family members, professional caregivers, and civilian staff.  This will prepare you for the Part 2B course if you are a yoga teacher and the Part 3 course if you are doing the certification track. If you are qualified to teach only meditation, you will not be required to take Part 2B, but can just continue on to Part 3 for Warriors at Ease Certification, if you so choose.

There is increasing evidence for meditation to be an effective adjunctive treatment in regulating the Autonomic Nervous System, making practitioners more resilient  AND helping them heal from the effects of extreme stress trauma.

Who and Why:
This course is designed for meditation teachers who are already certified (or very experienced meditation teachers by application only) or certified yoga teachers who have already completed the Warriors at Ease Part 1 webinar training. It is appropriate for anyone who wishes to teach in populations who have experienced trauma, combat-stress, and/or suffering from PTS or TBI. We welcome Insight Meditation, iRest® Yoga Nidra, MBSR, Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana and other meditation traditions.

You will learn:

  1. What is meditation and how to introduce it in a military community.
  2. An in-depth discussion of how meditation practices can counteract the impact of stress and trauma on the brain.
  3. Overview of different styles of meditation (i.e. mindfulness, iRest® yoga nidra, transcendental meditation) and the similarities and differences between different styles.
  4. Guidelines for adapting specific meditation practices for military populations, particularly those that have experienced trauma, including PTS and TBI, including how to assess the needs of a specific group or individual.
  5. Research on meditation and why meditation is a potential adjunctive treatment for PTS, TBI and other combat related conditions
  6. Specific recommended practices and scripts for leading meditation.

Meditation Certification Track:
Completion of Part 2A will prepare you for the Part 3 – Mentoring

Yoga & Meditation Certification Track:
Completion of Part 2A contributes to completion of the Part 2 track.
You will need to take Part 2B next if you haven’t done so.

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Contact Information

Warriors At Ease
8400 Cedar St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 512-516-5031
(pacific time)
Gail Francisco

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