Bringing The Mental Health Benefits Of Yoga To Your Clinical Practice

Amy Weintraub Demonstrates How Easily It’s Done

Rich Simon

Depression, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders may be the most common mental health issues in the country, but the energizing news is how powerful mind-body techniques can be in their long-term resolution.

As part of our new webcast series on how to combine these mind-body techniques with talk therapy, I had a conversation with Amy Weintraub—recognized leader in the field of yoga and mental health. In this quick video demonstration, Amy shows how a simple yoga breathing technique can help anxious, revved-up clients move quickly into a regulated state more conducive to therapy.

It’s a 3-minute mini-tutorial on how yoga breathing calms the stress response system and a great demonstration of how easy it is to integrate a beneficial mind-body approach into your existing practice.

Just click on the frame below to watch.

Amy Weintraub is the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. She’s a leader in integrating yoga practices and mental health care. This clip is taken from her session in our mind-body video course:

Making The Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy
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  • How bridging the mind-body split is especially healing for challenging issues like depression, anxiety, and trauma

  • To customize treatment for individual clients based on their symptoms, history, attachment style, temperament, and lifestyle

  • Simple practices you can teach your clients to use between sessions to self-regulate anxiety, energy levels, and mood swings

  • New ways to think about the mind-body connection that include the key roles played by exercise, nutrition, sleep, and lifestyle choices

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Topic: Mind/Body | Anxiety/Depression | Mindfulness

Tags: brain science | conversation | depression | integrative mental health | meditation | mental health | mental health care | mental health issues | mind body | mind-body | nutrition | practices | psychotherapy | science | therapists | therapy | yoga

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