Trauma Sensitive Yoga Skills

David Emerson, author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga, stresses the need for teachers to make classes more inclusive, approachable, and trauma-sensitive. “Yoga promises peace of body and mind,” he says, “but there is so much that goes on during a typical yoga class that can…

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay – World Mental Health Day 2018

Our business coordinator, Tom, talks about mental health, suicide, seeking help, and what you can do to support those around you. Please note – this article discusses suicide. Today is World Mental Health Day. If, 12 years ago, you had asked me what “mental health”…

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Managing Trauma: How Yoga Can Help With PTSD

There are still some spaces on our Yoga Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Professional Training course at the end of October. Read more to found out how specialised yoga therapy can help PTSD. Here at The Minded Institute, we are acutely focused on educating practitioners…

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Om Yoga Show, London 2013 and upcoming CPD courses for 2014

It was lovely to see Heather, Elizabeth (pictured) and other TMI friends at the Om Yoga Show this year. As ever, every imaginable type of yoga was represented and The Minded Institute stand, promoting upcoming Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and next year’s professional trainings…

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Heather Mason (with Herbert Benson) at SYR and SYTAR in Boston

Heather does a lot of travelling between running professional trainings and giving lectures. This month, the world of yoga, yoga therapy and research came to her home city of Boston. “The conference was in two parts,” says Heather Mason. “The first, Symposium on Yoga Research…

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Heather Mason at the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Heather Mason, The Minded Institute’s founder and director, recently presented at the British Psychological Society’s Holistic Faculty 2013 Annual Conference “Advances in Psychological Therapy: Body Activation and the Brain” about “Yoga and the Brain – a body based approach to therapeutic work.” Heather and Dr…

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