evidence-based yogic-breathing and meditation strategies that empower clients to soothe themselves and regulate their moods. We’ll practice body-mind techniques that stabilize the nervous system, including mudras (hand gestures), using “universal” tons like “Ah-m,” pranayama breathing, and calming meditations. You’ll learn specific methods for lifting the mood in depression, calming people with obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and helping people prone to dissociative states anchor themselves in the here and now. These strategies are also highly beneficial for therapists’ own self-care.
Amy Weintraub, M.F.A., ERYT500, is the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. She’s a leader in the field of yoga and mental health, and offers evidence-based yoga certification trainings for mental health professionals. To learn more, visit http://www.yogafordepression.com.