Trauma Informed Yoga and Body-Mind Therapy:
Training for Mental Health Professionals and OTs
Trauma’s effects hide in the body. As a therapist, or yoga teacher, you know and have seen trauma’s stealth symptoms in your clients and students. What appears to be unrest, disease, emotional reactivity often has its roots in a traumatic accident, incident, or long-standing situation.
You want to help your clients and students live fully in the present instead of their being triggered and driven by symptoms of the past, but maybe you lack the subtle skill set or confidence to guide them through body-based practices, a fragile territory for clients with trauma.
A subtle form of yoga called Trauma-Informed Yoga offers that skill set. Trauma-Informed Yoga gives you professional confidence and agility to help restore your clients’ and students’ well-being.
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 Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children & Adolescents, 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.
Barbara's Book - 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 – Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Strategies for Children Card Deck
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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