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Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self Regulation and Trauma Healing

Sensory- Enhanced Yoga™ for self-regulation and trauma healing

This program, developed by Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT is taught in two formats: one designed for yoga instructors (imbedded into Level 2B of the WAE certification program) and one designed for occupational therapists and other allied and mental health providers. If you are a yoga instructor, please click here to be directed to the appropriate program for you.
NBCOT – 14 PDUs/Contact Hours
NASW – 11 CEUs/Contact Hours (National Association of Social Workers – Approval #886683549-5088)

Two Day Workshops for
Occupational Therapists and Assistants
Physical Therapists and Assistants
Mental health professionals
Allied health professionals

 

Date: Jun 19 – 20, 2015 – cancelled
Location: Silver Spring, MD
2016 dates will be announced.
If you are interested in hosting a training, please call Lynn Stoller at 339-225-0084

Faculty:
Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT.

Lynn Stoller, M.S. OTR/L, RYT

Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT

The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™  two-day course is designed especially for occupational therapists (OTs & OTAs,) physical therapists, mental health professionals and other allied health professionals who wish to incorporate evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga techniques into their clinical practices to maximize healing from:

  • combat stress
  • PTSD
  • anxiety
  • related autonomic nervous system disorders

Yoga experience is helpful but not required, as participants will be taught how to safely present and sequence a limited repertoire of therapeutic yoga poses and breathing techniques for this population.

Help Your Clients Meet The Following Goals:

► Effectively manage stress before it leads to emotional disregulation and/or inappropriate behaviors.
► Develop emotional resiliency, that is, the ability to rise to meet a challenge or threat as well as easily calm once it has passed.
► Decrease hypervigilance and overreaction to sensory input (e.g. visual, crowds, touch, noise, movement).
►Improve quality of sleep and energy level to support wellness and enhance daily
productivity.
►Decrease intrusive thoughts by learning to become present through breath and body awareness.
►Enhance one’s sense of self-worth and personal empowerment.

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™ is closely informed by the highly successful treatment protocol used with deployed military personnel in Kirkuk, Iraq, which Lynn co-developed, as well as her many years of experience as a sensory integration certified occupational therapist and registered yoga instructor.

The program applies techniques from sensory-based OT practices as well as recent findings from the fields of neurobiology and trauma psychology to address the core symptoms of PTSD. Participants are also taught how to create a “safe container” for students, both physically and psychologically, in which healing can occur.

Lynn teaches sensory-based techniques for combat stress and PTSD to both health professionals and yoga instructors, and also teaches The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™  classes to veterans in her local community.   She is associate investigator and co-author of the highly successful Kirkuk, Iraq yoga study, which was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, entitled: “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller et al, 2012).  Lynn is an occupational therapist at Cotting School, Lexington, MA, and a faculty member of Warriors at Ease.

NBCOT – 14 CEUs/Contact Hours
NASW – 11 CEUs/Contact Hours

This course is categorized as a PDU ID#7 and qualifies for 14 PDUs by the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.)
This program is also Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886683549) for 11 continuing education contact hours.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
A detailed 107-page manual is included in the tuition.

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

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