Yoga nidra is a sleep-style meditations that is gaining popularity in the clinical professions. Based on a teaching from the ancient Upanishads, this powerful approach brings together a variety of awareness techniques and strategies to facilitate a greater sense of ease in meditating and working with intention. In this online training, trauma expert and yoga teacher Dr. Jamie Marich teaches you the basic principles of yoga nidra. She walks you through a 20-25 minute script specifically prepared for working via telehealth or other remote platforms. While yoga nidra can be a powerful adjunct to any trauma therapy, it has special potential for bridging together aspects of trauma therapy you may not feel comfortable delivering remotely, specifically because of its focus on intention. While not a full-scale yoga nidra training, this will get you started with the basics to use alongside any approach to trauma therapy.
This training is designed for mental health clinicians, addiction professionals, or others currently conducting remote telehealth work in a human services profession.
After this course participants will be able to...
- define yoga nidra and discuss its applications to mental health counseling and other clinical activities
- describe, in a brief way, the history and origins of yoga nidra
- infer from clients an intention that is both appropriate for yoga nidra and connected to their clinical treatment plan goals
- differentiate between a primary and secondary intention and connect this understanding to a clinical treatment plan
- demonstrate a trauma-informed yoga nidra with appropriate modifications to a trauma-focused clinical setting
- describe what makes any yoga or meditation technique trauma-informed
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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 course meets the requirements for 3 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2020 – 03/16/2021.
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 (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
You will have 30 days from the time you first access the course to complete the requirements and download your CE certificate. Please make sure to download your CE Certificate when prompted for your records. You will not be able to access the certificate after the 30 days.
This is a hybrid, self-paced distance learning course, comprised of reading material and video content. This is a beginner level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evauluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.
This course was first published April 2020. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org