Therapeutic Yoga Training for Those Treating Children with Trauma History


Therapeutic Yoga Training for Those Treating Children with Trauma History Weekend Training

NEXT TRAINING WEEKEND: October 27-29th, Coolidge Corner Yoga, Brookline MA

Prerequisite: Minimum of a six month personal yoga practice, experience working with children in the field of psychology, social work, education, OT, or other related human service work. Experience teaching yoga a plus, but not necessary.

Description:  Are you a clinician looking for a training that specifically addresses trauma and therapeutic yoga for children? In this weekend training, learn how yoga can be used as a therapeutic tool. Learn techniques to increase a child’s understanding of how the mind and body work together, enhance coping skills, self regulate emotions, and foster a positive relationship within themselves.  We will incorporate the latest research in the field and highlight the differences between adult and childhood trauma as we incorporate our understanding of brain development and developmental trauma.  We will explore how to incorporate “safe touch” back into play.   Whether you want to implement yoga with clients, into your curriculum, or develop a kids’ trauma informed yoga therapy group, this weekend will provide an opportunity to learn tools and techniques to help layer a sequence for introducing therapeutic yoga to kids who have a history of trauma. There will be significant opportunity to practice, design, and debrief on the skills and techniques you will be learning.

This program has been approved for 13 Social Work Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 25B CMR Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College of Social Work Authorization Number 72158.

October 27, Friday 7:30-9:30 pm

October 28, Saturday 11-7 pm

October 28, Sunday 12-4:00 pm

$400. by 10/1, $450.- after 10/1

At the end of the training, a six month mentorship program will be offered for those who want to continue the conversation, practice, and maintain connection with others doing this cutting edge work.

Combining clinical skills with yoga, therapeutic yoga can help children and teens;

  • Bring awareness to the body
  • Regulate emotion
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Build coordination and balance
  • Increase self esteem and confidence
  • Increase self awareness
  • Promotes self discipline
  • Instills confidence with new challenges and experiences
  • Stimulation of the senses
  • Physical consciousness and movement

Joanne sees clients privately in her clinical practice and in trauma informed care settings.  Combining her medical background and clinical skills, Joanne understands the impact of trauma within the body.  Contact Joanne for further information.