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Fri, 11 Aug


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Yoga Therapy Module: The Mind 1 of 3 (Live Online)

This course covers a multi-dimensional view of psychology and mental health, from Western, Ayurvedic, Yogic and Subtle Energy perspectives.

Yoga Therapy Module: The Mind 1 of 3 (Live Online)

Time & Location

11 Aug, 17:00 – 26 Aug, 13:00

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About the event

Module Times:

This module will be taught over the weekends of August 2023 as follows:

11 - 13, 18 - 20, and 25 - 26 August

Friday -  17h00 - 21h00

Saturday and Sunday 09h00 - 18h00

25 - 26 August 

Friday 17h00 - 21h00

Saturday 09h00 - 13h00

Module Format:

A combination of lecture, discussion, case study research, group work, and practicum (distance, as Home Practicum Assignment).

Module Objectives:

  • Know basic pathophysiology, symptoms, treatments (including medications) and medical terminology of a variety of common mental health conditions, ranging from psychological distress to psychiatric conditions, including how they impact a person’s life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Know how to and demonstrate the ability (via case studies) to incorporate any contraindications related to mental health conditions into the development of a yoga therapy plan for clients.
  • Know how developmental models of human development and influences of familial, social, cultural, and religious conditioning influence mental health conditions and healing.
  • Know how Yogic and Ayurvedic views of the mind and personality can help the yoga therapist to create appropriate yoga therapy plans for those with a variety of psychological and mental health conditions.
  • Know and be able to demonstrate good communication skills, including listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialogue; how to set appropriate therapeutic boundaries.
  • Know how to do a basic evaluation of a person’s mental and emotional dimensions of well-being, and when it is appropriate to refer to a mental health professional.
  • Know how to and be able to demonstrate (via case studies) the ability to apply appropriate yoga therapy to those with common mental health conditions, and how to collaborate with mental health practitioners as needed.
  • Know therapeutic ways to develop and manage group classes for people with these psychological/mental health conditions.

Module Description:

Yoga therapy has proved helpful for many chronic mental health conditions, and these are explored with an overall orientation to the yogic approach of body-mind integration. This course covers a multi-dimensional view of psychology and mental health, from Western, Ayurvedic, Yogic and Subtle Energy perspectives, all of which are addressed to guide the therapist's choice of interventions. Therapeutic skills for communicating with and teaching clients are taught and practiced in home study sessions. Also covered are working therapeutically with groups, practicing ethically, and how to develop and use referral networks with mental health practitioners.

If you are interested in attending this module please RSVP to this event and Itta Roussos will get back to you.

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