Seminar Detail

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

Where:   HARRISBURG, PA

When:  Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

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.

Join 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 seminar focuses on how to integrate yoga and mindfulness as clinical resources in your day-to-day work. You will leave the seminar 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. Sign up today!
Objectives:

  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.
OUTLINE

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

MARY NURRIESTEARNS, MSW, LCSW, RYT

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 royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

PENNSYLVANIA ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.25 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits for completing this course. Course Level: Intermediate. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

WEST VIRGINIA SOCIAL WORKERS: The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners can only approve programs held in the state of West Virginia. This course does not qualify for West Virginia social work credits. You will still receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar to retain for your records.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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