Yoga Therapy and Meditation for Mental Health: Relaxation for Therapists and Clients
Our November presentation will be a combination of self-care for not only ourselves but for our clients.
Certain Yoga techniques can affect emotional self-regulation in a technological, scientific way: results are measurable and replicable. Practicing with a certified Yoga therapist can greatly enhance personal and collective resilience and well being.Objectives for this gentle workshop:
1. Understand the difference between a Yoga class and working with a Yoga therapist so that you may confidently refer clients in support of your work as an MFT.
2. Experience the effects of relaxation first-hand, gently.
3. Remember and engage accessible self-care strategies, inner resilience and the peace, calmness and wisdom that lie within you.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 20 participants for this event. You MUST register online, in advance. We will not be accepting registrations at the door.Many of our members have requested workshops on the topic of self-care and avoiding burnout. Brooke West, certified Yoga therapist and instructor, will again bring her delightful energy to share with us. She works with those who have suffered trauma, such as those serving in the military, and with those with diagnosed mental illness.
This retreat experience is designed to bring awareness to breath, body, mental and emotional fields in the present moment; steady emotions; decrease judgment; increase sensory sensitivity; calm the body; and quiet the mind.
Moving ever-so-gently through ninety minutes of relaxation will restore vitality and a sense of ease, of "letting go."
We request that people dress comfortably and warmly, in layers, including socks, comfortable pants and a sweatshirt; bring a Yoga mat and eye pillow if you have one (props will be provided) and please refrain from drinking caffeine before the retreat to take advantage of this relaxation ritual. You may eat lightly before the practice. If you feel unwell, please stay home. Bring a bottle of water to class.
All participants are encouraged to contact Brooke with any questions, concerns or emotional or physical issues for which we might accommodate to make you more comfortable.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Presentation from 9:00 to 11:00am
(You may arrive at 8:30 for socialization, snacks & libation!)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2201 Lawton Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free or $20 for 2 CEUs for Chapter members, $25 for non-Chapter members
To register, go to our website http://centralcoastcamft.org> Events > Restorative Yoga and Nervous System Regulation > Register > follow the prompts and continue to complete the form!
Directions will be provided upon registration.