Bringing Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga Postures Into the Psychotherapy Session

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Date Feb 13, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Discover the benefits of yoga in psychotherapy, and experience the postures that can reduce anxiety in your clients and augment your own self-care.

Full Description:
The process of traditional psychotherapy, particularly with trauma survivors, can be slow and sometimes ineffective. Psychotherapists have begun to turn their attention to the healing potential of the client's somatic experience as well as their emotions and thoughts. This approach is also being used successfully to enhance the treatment of anxiety and depression. Recent research by Bessel van der Kolk, MD, and Richard Miller, PhD, indicates that yoga is a powerful intervention in a somatic approach.

This webinar introduces mental health professionals to simple chair yoga postures which can be used with clients who are engaged in any therapy modality. These yoga postures also offer relaxation and self-care to the practitioners themselves. Participants will receive a script of the posture sequence and be able to experience it on their own.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the connection between yoga and neuroscience
Identify the benefits of yoga practice for psychotherapy clients
Incorporate simple chair yoga postures into psychotherapy sessions
Explain the principles of Trauma-Sensitive yoga, as developed by Bessel van der Kolk
Analyze key aspects of yoga practice for psychotherapy clients 

Your Presenter:
JOANN LUTZ, LICSW, E-RYT, has been a psychotherapist for 20 years and practices in Northampton, Massachusetts. She taught Integral Yoga for over 30 years and is a certified Integral Yoga teacher and designated Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher by the Yoga Alliance. Ms. Lutz has lectured internationally on the benefits of yoga in mental health and healthcare, and wrote the first CEU course in the U.S. on “Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice.” She is also certified in EMDR and Psychosynthesis and has a 40-hour certificate from the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. For more information about her work, visit

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators


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