Trauma-Informed Sensory Strategies & Post-Adoption Support
Professionals as well as parents can gain valuable expertise with trauma-informed and sensory strategies, including post-adoption support and activities for the classroom and the home.
I Offer Trauma-Informed Yoga and Body-Mind Therapy Training for Educators as well as Adoption and Mental Health Professionals
The effects of trauma hide within the body. As a practicioner, you are likely familiar with symptoms in your clients and students that appear to be unrest, disease, or emotional reactivity. These symptoms often have their roots in a traumatic accident, incident, or a long-term problematic situation.
I can support you in helping your clients and students live fully in the present, rather than being triggered, driven by symptoms of the past. You can develop the subtle skills needed to successfully guide clients through gentle and effective practices.
With the tools offered via Trauma-Informed Yoga along with my expert consulting and training, you can gain the professional confidence and agility necessary to help restore your clients’ and students’ well-being.
What is Trauma-Informed Yoga?
Trauma-Informed Yoga is a therapeutic training modality that shows you – through practice and theory – how to facilitate clients’ and students’ increased awareness of body sensations and feelings. You ultimately empower people to trust their body’s rhythmic movements and breathing to facilitate their own ease and peace.
As an Integrative Occupational Therapist, Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, and author of The Adopted Teen Workbook, Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children & Adolescents, and The My Calm Place card deck, I thrive by facilitating people’s self-trust, heightened sensory attunement, and subtle shifts in daily habits.
A longtime teacher and trainer, I train professionals in using Trauma-Informed Yoga to aid others to come home to their bodies.
A curriculum for teens, teen adoption groups, mental health providers and adoptive parents.
The Adopted Teen Workbook
Written especially for teens who were adopted, it offers body and mind exercises, contemplations, checklists, skill-building, creative activities and journaling to help teens develop inner strength, resilience, and confidence.
A curriculum for educators
Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents: 115 Activities for Trauma, Self-Regulation, Special Needs & Anxiety
New and unique exercises in yoga, meditation, guided imagery and somatic explorations fill this comprehensive skills guide. This book is brimming with 115 practical and easy to use tools and stories supporting critical life skills for families, classrooms and therapy sessions.
Holistic strategies include:
Meditation to support body-mind-spirit connection
Yoga pose adaptations for autism, sensory processing & special needs
Trauma sensitive and grounding guided imagery
Parenting tools to tune to our somatic self and enjoy silence and nature
Designing a personal mantra and contemplation
Classroom interventions for building life skills
New Tool from Barbara
My Calm Place card deck combines yoga, meditation, mindfulness and guided imagery activities to calm emotions and promote self-regulation in children. Fun and easy-to-use, these 50 exercises are perfect for the classroom, clinic or at home.
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