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Digital Seminar

Simple Yoga Techniques as Clinical Interventions for Anxiety and Trauma

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Sep 28, 2011
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Science indicates that yoga is an integrative clinical tool that can help heal depression and anxiety. Sensible and compassionate, this practice empowers clients, enhances the professional relationships and helps heals client and clinician alike. Join Mary NurrieStearns, clinical social worker, yoga expert and author, for this highly informational and experiential video. You will learn the skills to integrate these powerful yoga techniques with your clinical practice. Help improve your client outcomes - and feel renewed as a clinician as well!


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



  1. 1. Incorporate yoga techniques as clinical interventions for anxiety and trauma.

    2. Teach clients skills to improve emotional regulation


  • Yoga as an Evidenced-Based Clinical Intervention: A holistic, mind/body approach
    • The physiology of anxiety and trauma and the healing process
    • Yoga and the anxious body
    • Yoga and the traumatized mind
    • Yoga and trauma in the body
  • Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelm with Breathing Interventions
    • Quickly reduced heighted anxiety
    • "Come to your rescue" breathing intervention
    • Interventions to facilitate diaphragmatic breathing
    • Calm the nervous system with "gentle exhalation lengthening"
  • Reduce Panic and Dissociation with a Simple Body Scan
    • Create internal safety
    • Shift attention from distressing thoughts
    • Teach and demonstrate body scan
  • Complex Trauma and Mantra
    • Reverse feelings of unworthiness
    • Self love and compassion mantra
    • Client developed mantra
    • Embedding mantra into the body with massage
    • Mentally imbed and reinforce mantra
  • Soothing with Comfort Poses
    • Reverse the flight/fight/freeze response of trauma
    • Practice variations of comforting body as self compassion
  • Simple Yoga Practice for Anxiety
    • Cultivate awareness
    • Safety
    • Practice numerous poses

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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