Trauma Sensitive Yoga Skills

  • Date

    1st May 2020

  • Time:

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Event Details

Trauma is much more common than we think, although only 8 percent of the population presents with PTSD research shows that almost everyone person has experienced a traumatic event. Given that traumatic memories are stored in the body, it is not uncommon that during yoga practice a traumatic memory or feeling may surface.

As part of best practice and duty of care, yoga professionals need to understand what trauma and specifically PTSD is and how to make classes sensitive for trauma survivors

In this 4 hour introductory workshop, Heather Mason, a leader in the field of yoga therapy for PTSD will cover:

  • What PTSD is
  • Why yoga is able to support those with PTSD
  • Best practice to forge safety in each and every class
  • Precautions for those with trauma
  • How to manage emotional overwhelm should it arise in class

Heather Mason was the first person in the UK to train with the Boston Trauma Centre in 2008. As she holds post graduate education in Neuroscience, Physiology, and Psychotherapy she has crafted a unique approach to working with trauma that melds the knowledge of these various fields.. In the past she has guest lectured on the Boston Trauma Yoga training on the neuroscience of PTSD, taught yoga at the traumatic stress unit at the Maudsley Hospital and has been seeing clients with complex PTSD for 12 years. For the last 7 years Heather has been offering a 5 day training in yoga therapy for PTSD at the Minded Institute.

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