6 hours, 5 minutes
NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
The transformational practices of yoga and mindfulness soothe the body and quiet the mind. They rewire your thinking mind, teach you how to live in the present moment and help you be more comfortable in your body. Science clearly shows they are powerful clinical tools that heal depression and anxiety. Sensible and compassionate, these practices empower clients, enhance the professional relationship and heal client and clinician alike.
Join Mary NurrieStearns, clinical social worker, yoga expert and author, for this highly informational and experiential day. You will learn the skills to use these powerful approaches to improve client outcomes—and feel renewed as a clinician as well. Learn why these two practices are so successful and growing in popularity where prescription drugs are unsuccessful and/or undesired.
Mary NurrieStearns teaches what she lives, credits these practices for profound personal healing and embodies the qualities of wholeness that spring from long term practice of yoga and meditation. She has trained thousands of clinicians in the practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and self-acceptance.
Describe how yoga and mindfulness treat anxiety and depression
Explain specific yoga practices & sequences to treat anxiety and depression
Demonstrate how to stabilize breath and impact mood
Implement strategies that rewire the thinking brain
Apply compassion and nonviolence as clinical interventions
Describe yoga practices that promote healing and improve mental health
Embracing the Evidence-Based Practices
Delving into the brain
Looking at physiology
Yoga, Mindfulness & Compassion: The “thinking mind” and clinical interventions
Learn to be less reactive to thoughts of worry and negativity
Recognize painful story of identity and develop healthy sense of self
Discover effects of thoughts on body and emotions
Yogic goal setting to guide therapy–empower client
Using Yoga: The Physical Body & Clinical Interventions
Relationship of mood and breath
Breathing practices for anxiety
Breathing practices for depression
Simple yoga practice for anxiety
Simply yoga practice for depression
Compassion as a clinical intervention
Understanding compassion and support
Power of naming
Teaching self love practice
Utilizing kind words and chants
Meditation & Mindfulness Therapy
Use of mantra to treat depression and anxiety
Dealing with intense emotions
Create capacity to witness and clinical applications
Create capacity to concentrate and clinical applications
Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, RYT has over 35 years professional experience in mental health. She has been a yoga practitioner and meditator since 1990 and maintained a private practice in counseling since 1988. An advanced level yoga teacher, she conducts workshops on yoga and mindfulness, trains mental health professionals and facilitates meditation and yoga retreats.
A long time student of the relationship of body, mind and spirit, Mary served as editor of Personal Transformation, a magazine on psycho-spiritual growth and has been immersed in consciousness studies for over 20 years, working the leading authors and healers in transpersonal psychology, yoga and spirituality. She is author of several articles, co-edited the book Soul Living, co-authored the book Yoga for Anxiety (New Harbinger 2010) and is author of the upcoming workbook Mindfulness and Yoga for Emotional Wellbeing. She has produced CD’s and a video on the healing power of yoga, compassion and mindfulness.
A highly acclaimed presenter, Mary is known for her compassion, ability to communicate and gentle humor. Her wealth of clinical information and profound understanding of yogic practices transform into powerful and easy to apply skills for mental health professionals. You will leave the seminar with something for yourself and your clients.