UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

THREE ONLINE COURSE OPTIONS:

  Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: An Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety.

12 or 23 CEs. Based on Joann's new book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides a clinical foundation for integrating trauma-sensitive yoga postures and breathing practices with Polyvagal Theory, to improve mental health outcomes. Teachings are appropriate for mental health, health care, and yoga professionals, as well as nurses, health coaches and other allied professions.


1) 12-CE Indigenous-Day Weekend mornings, online.

2)12-CE, Four Thursday evenings, online.

3) 23-CE, Eight Thursday, evenings, online.

All times are Eastern (EDT).
(The Fall in-person training weekend has been postponed due to unpredictability of COVID).
(The next in-person course will be in Tucson, Az., February 12-16, 2023.)


OPTION 1: WEEKEND ONLINE COURSE: Oct. 8, 9 & 10,  (INDIGENOUS DAY WEEKEND)
Hours:  9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with a 30 min. lunch break at noon. 12 CEs.* (See note below).
Early registration tuition, in-person or virtual: $275 plus CE fee, if applicable.


OPTION 2: ONLINE, LIVE 12 CE, 4-WEEK EVENING COURSE
Begins Thursday, October 13, 2022, 8-10 p.m. Eastern, for four Thursday nights, plus one-hour weekly, supervised online practicums with a partner. plus CE fee, if applicable.

Learning Objectives for 4-week courses: Discuss 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Describe three benefits of mat and chair-based hatha yoga poses for psychotherapy clients. Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.
Describe three anatomical landmarks through which the vagus nerve runs in the body.
Describe three major tenets of classical yoga Apply three principles of trauma-healing in teaching trauma-sensitive chair yoga.
Describe three behaviors in the therapy office that could impact clients' neuroception of safety Explain the basic three-part deep breath as a psychological intervention in the trauma therapy session.
Describe the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" precessing.
Use the appropriate yogic breathing technique for a traumatized client in a psychotherapy session. Use two new skills in bringing breathing practices into the psychotherapy session.


OPTION 3: ONLINE, LIVE 23-CE, 8-WEEK EVENING COURSE. Begins Thursday, October 13, 2022, 8-10 p.m. Eastern, for eight Thursday nights, plus one-hour weekly, supervised online practicums with a partner. Early registration tuition for 8-week course: $375 plus an optional CE fee (varies by profession), until Sept. 29.

23-CE Course LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the program, you will be better able to:
Discuss 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Describe three benefits of mat and chair-based hatha yoga poses for psychotherapy clients.
Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.
Describe three anatomical landmarks through which the vagus nerve runs in the body.
Describe three major tenets of classical yoga.
Apply three principles of trauma-healing in teaching trauma-sensitive chair yoga. Describe three behaviors in the therapy office that could impact clients' neuroception of safety.
Explain the basic three-part deep breath as a psychological intervention in the trauma therapy session.
Describe the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" precessing.
Use the appropriate yogic breathing technique for a traumatized client in a psychotherapy session.
Use two new skills in bringing breathing practices into the psychotherapy session. Describe two physiological underpinnings of yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Describe four stages of yoga nidra practices for trauma survivors.
Use two methods of meditation in psychotherapy sessions.
Discuss three symptoms in a client diagnosed with PTSD which could be improved with polyvagally-informed yogic interventions.
Create a treatment plan which incorporates polyvagally-informed yoga.
Name 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.  

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THESE PROGRAMS OPENS ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 16. Please see
 the Program and Payment pages.


*CEs for all versions of the course will be available to Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers, Internationally; U.S. Psychologists and Social Workers, and in California, through the Spiritual Competency Academy, to LCSW, LPCC (LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS), LEP (LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL), LMFT PRACTITIONERS, AND LICENSED NURSES. SCA is approved by the Board of Registration for Nurses (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. There is no charge for CEs except for those obtained through the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA). SCA charges $60 for each CE certificate. Health and Wellness Coaches can petition for CE credits directly through NBC-HWC. LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, other mental health professionals, and nurses from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association and by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Contact me at [email protected] for questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance. For questions about CEs, contact the Spiritual Competency Academy at: [email protected]

REVIEW OF COURSE:
"All I can say is, it is truly a gift you are offering us. I can honestly say that your information, when communicated via Zoom, is professional, calm, and packed with everything we signed up for and more." C.R., Australia *********************************************************
EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS TODAY: [email protected]


WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

*Integrate the neuroscience advances, such as Polyvagal Theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and neuroplasticity, into your work and life.
*Learn to teach a nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive chair yoga sequence.
*Offer the benefits of the yogic 3-part deep breath, alternate nostril breathing, brahmari, the bee breath, and padadhirasana, the breath balancing pose, to your students/clients. 
* Learn to administer the four stages of a trauma-sensitive yoga deep relaxation, the yogic sleep.
*Master Keying your interventions to your students/ clients' current nervous system state.

Course includes class recordings and a private Facebook page for Joann's students, for networking and ongoing learning. Please email Joann with any questions: [email protected]

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