to help people acquire a sense of calm equanimity, focused purpose, and self-awareness, has never been as relevant as it is today. Therapists, increasingly obliged to do short-term therapy, will find that teaching their clients a few, easily learned somatic techniques (no mat required) will significantly buttress the impact of their work by helping clients manage their moods, increase self-regulation, and enhance their sense of control. In this workshop, we’ll discuss and practice a variety of breathing techniques that elevate the mood, calm anxiety, interrupt panic attacks, and help focus the mind for ready access to feeling states. In addition to fostering the therapeutic alliance, these tools help clients accept themselves, and give them a sense of control and personal empowerment.
Amy Weintraub, M.F.A., ERYT500, is the author of Yoga for Depression and founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. She’s a leader in the field of yoga and mental health and offers certification trainings for mental health professionals.