Yoga Therapy Skills for Psychologists and Therapists

  • Date

    18th January 2020 - 16th February 2020

  • Time:

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Location:

    Haptivate 220 Arlington Road Camden Town NW1 7HE United Kingdom

Event Details

Basic therapeutic yoga techniques are being used increasingly within psychological therapies, and with good reason;  neuroscience research suggests that body-based practices increase neuroplasticity and improve affect regulation. In addition, mindfulness training promotes the inhibition of old habits, reappraisal of pre-existing assumptions, and the possibility to respond in novel ways. Yogic techniques naturally offer both improved mindfulness and greater emotional regulation, making it a perfect complement to psychological work. Furthermore, as a holistic practice yoga attends to mind, body, behaviour and social interaction, thereby offering a biopsychosocial approach that nicely aligns with a growing appreciation that healing requires attention to all aspects of the person.

Yoga also offers potential benefits for therapists themselves; a growing area of research suggests that both mindfulness and yoga reduce burnout in mental health practitioners, supporting greater wellbeing and resilience.  Interestingly, research has found that patients who work with psychologists who practice mind-body techniques report greater overall satisfaction with therapy.

In this 5-day CPD (spread over 2 weekends) led by Dr. Samantha Bottrill (senior clinical psychologist and yoga therapist) and Heather Mason (founder of The Minded Institute, one of the world’s premier yoga therapy training organisations) psychologists and therapists can learn basic yoga practices that can easily be incorporated into their therapeutic work:

During the training you will learn:

  1. The common neural correlates that span most mental health conditions
  2. Research that expresses yoga’s potential role in mental health and the neurological mechanisms that underline its curative effects
  3. Basic yoga practices that can be used in therapeutic work to promote greater emotion regulation and improved patient self-efficacy
  4. How to best talk to patients about including yogic practices in therapeutic work
  5. Which types of yoga classes will best benefit your patients based on their current presentation
  6. Yogic and mindfulness techniques to help you maintain or restore your own wellbeing

Dates: 18th-20th January, 15th-16th February
Investment: £550
Location: Haptivate, 220 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HE


Please note, full attendance of the course is required for certification.

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