Yoga For Clinicians:
Trauma-Focused Approaches to Meditation, Breath Work, and Yoga-Based Somatic Movement in Clinical Settings
October 30-November 1, 2020
The evidence supporting the power of mindfulness meditation, yoga-based strategies, and breath work in clinical settings, specifically as part of embodied strategies for trauma-focused care, continues to mount. This training program enables those with a personal meditation and/or yoga practice the ability to acquire the skills for facilitating these holistic practices within their current scope of clinical work. Although primarily developed for clinical trauma professionals (counselors, social workers, psychologists), we also open the course to corrections workers and anyone working in the field of addiction recovery. In this course participants will enhance their knowledge of how trauma affects the brain and the body and will discover and implement the latest clinical and empirical knowledge from helping professions on how meditation, breath work, and yoga/somatic movement can promote healing and recovery. This training program teaches you to seamlessly fold these interventions into your existing strategies for clinical treatment planning within evidence-based models. Attention is paid to individual, group, and community work. Participants will develop the skills to facilitate sequences for embodied healing to reach those who may otherwise not have the chance to benefit holistically from such practices, while also learning when it is most responsible to refer clients elsewhere for yoga-related interventions. This training counts towards Module B of the Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy program offered by the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.
After completing this workshop training, Expressive Arts Therapy Module B, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the presence of unresolved trauma and how it shows up as both clinical and sub-clinical symptoms in clients and consumers of services
- Explain the concept of “the body keeps the score” in trauma recovery and relay, in client-friendly terms, how practices like meditation, breath work, and yoga can help to promote trauma-focused healing
- Instruct at least 3 breathing techniques used to help reduce anxiety, create balance, and/or allow tension to release
- Implement these 3 breath strategies across the three stages of the consensus model for trauma care
- Create at least 2 types of short trauma-focused meditation practices that can be facilitated during a clinical session, a group, or in a community wellness setting
- Describe potential boundary issues with clients and determine appropriate responses
- Design and implement simple movement sequences that can be delivered within the scope of one’s clinical practices that can be facilitated across the consensus model for trauma-focused care in individual, group, or community wellness settings
- Identify potential “trigger” words in all of the practices covered in the course and optional/invitational language suggestions based on trauma-focused care knowledge
- Develop strategies and approaches for redirection in addressing potential behavioral challenges and challenging individual, group, or community environments
- Identify 3-4 other clinical modalities and discuss how trauma-informed yoga can be incorporated into teaching skills and interventions in these modalities (e.g., DBT, EMDR therapy, ACT, etc.)
ICM Founder & Director
About the instructor
Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019. North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health.
This is live interactive webinar based training. This is a beginner level course. Attendance at all live sessions, and course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all live sessions have been completed within this course portal. Upon completing the evaluation, participants will be able to download their CE certificates. CE certificates will be downloadable until November 15, 2020.
This course is approved for 18.5 CE credits by the following approval agencies:
State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
American Psychological Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Board of Certified Counselors
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 6998. The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC Credits.
Technological Requirements: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. These live lecture and practicum sessions will be hosted by the video conferencing platform Zoom. Links for joining these live sessions via zoom are included in the course portals. These links will prompt you to download the Zoom software if you have not already done so, and will then connect you to the session. Please plan on joining a few minutes early for trouble shooting if you are not already familiar with the platform. For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, please read through the following article: https://www.howtogeek.com/662339/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting/. By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge that you meet the technological requirements needed to participate.
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