Amy Weintraub • Saturday Afternoon
LOCation: Capitol room
While mindfulness meditation has become widely used to help remedy mood dysregulation and attentional problems, many people—particularly those with trauma histories—are just too agitated to tolerate sitting quietly and watching their breath. In this workshop, we’ll focus on several of the more active, evidence-based yogic-breathing and meditation strategies that can empower anxious clients to soothe themselves and regulate their moods. You’ll also:
- Practice body-mind techniques that stabilize the nervous system, including mudras (hand gestures), using “universal” tones like “Ah-m,” pranayama breathing, and calming meditations
- Learn specific methods for calming people with obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders and for helping people prone to dissociative states anchor themselves in the here and now
- Explore how to use these strategies for your own self-care, mood regulation, and sense of inner resilience
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga (LFY) Healing Institute, which provides professional trainings for health professionals. The LFY protocol is used in healthcare settings worldwide.