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Digital Seminar

Yoga & Mindfulness: Clinical Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
6 Hours 12 Minutes
Feb 01, 2019
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Yoga and mindfulness therapies generate health and happiness by incorporating principles of neuroscience, neuroplasticity, bi-directional body/mind communication and innate basic goodness. These evidence-based practices are proven to release trauma imprints, calm worried minds, soothe painful emotions, replace harmful thoughts, cultivate compassion, enhance concentration and teach the joys of present-moment awareness.

Watch Mary NurrieStearns to practice interventions that teach your clients how to:

  • Regulate their emotions
  • Relate to their thoughts
  • Treat themselves and others kindly
  • Focus on cultivating wellness

An expert presenter, Mary’s teaching style is light-hearted and relevant to your work. Infused with practical, clinical examples and practices that you try on for yourself, this recording focuses on how to integrate yoga and mindfulness as clinical resources in your day-to-day work. You will leave the recording with a deeper understanding and skill set to apply for yourself and your clients.

Don’t miss your chance to learn from Mary’s experience as an accomplished leader in Yoga Therapy.



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Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga  back to their clients. These evidence based clinical interventions  move therapy forward by  improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy  nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.

Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.

Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices (PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015)and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck (PESI, 2016).  Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living (Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine.  She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression.  Mary teaches across the United States.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives compensation as a speaker, yoga, teacher, and published author. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Teach simple yoga and mindfulness practices to your clients for better treatment outcomes.
  2. Incorporat breathing interventions/practices to reduce anxiety and depression.
  3. Evaluate body awareness techniques that stabilize the client's emotions.
  4. Teach clients self-compassion techniques to help regulate their emotions.
  5. Develop processes for reducing rumination and negative thinking with your clients.
  6. Analyze the neuroscience of anxiety, trauma and depression and how it impacts your clinical work.


Neuroscience of the Mind-body Unity
  • Neuroplasticity – making therapeutic changes
  • Triune brain and emotional motivation systems
  • Negativity bias of the brain
  • Mindfulness for savoring goodness
  • Epigenetics , social brain and psychoeducation
Mindfulness and Yoga as Evidence-Based Clinical Interventions
A Holistic, Mind/Body Approach
  • Brain Processing
  • Mindfulness is Relationship
  • 2 Wings of Mindfulness
  • Healing is Compassionate Relationship
Find Courage from Anxiety, Panic and Fear
  • Turn from fearful anticipation of future to present moment
  • Quickly reduce heightened anxiety with moving meditations
  • Breathing to reduce flight/fight/freeze stress response
  • Yoga practice for anxiety
Posttraumatic Growth: A Journey to Transform Trauma
  • Stage 1 and stage 2 healing
  • Emotional regulation skills
  • Strengthen mind’s capacity to concentrate, observe and choose
  • Approaching suffering in ways that heal
  • Cultivate an inner sanctuary
  • Healing shame and unworthiness
  • Relating to the inner critic
  • Nurture compassion for self to aid therapy goals
  • Mantras for comfort
  • Chanting and songs to calm body and enjoy present moment
  • Yoga practice for emotional trauma
The Path from Depression
  • Four step method to observe and detach from thoughts that elicit depression
  • Develop nonjudgmental observing
  • “Naming” thoughts – Leave thoughts of the past behind
  • Ways to focus on present moment
  • Yoga practice for depression

Target Audience

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

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