Yogic Tools for Resiliency

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Saturday 7/9/2022 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$100.00 Yogic Tools for Resiliency

Learn Yogic Tools for Resiliency and Help your Clients move Forward from Traumatic Stress

This training will help you understand how trauma-informed yoga tools can support you and your client’s recovery. You will learn how to become the awakened “driver” of your chariot or in the words of Deb Dana, the chief operator of your nervous system! 

We understand that trauma, in its multi-faceted forms, is a serious issue that requires trauma therapy. There are evidence-based treatments that can help, but sometimes more than the specific treatment, it is the relationship with a trusted provider or even a consistently calm friend that can help the most.

If you want to restore hope, health and wholeness to your clients using trauma-informed yogic tools--this workshop is for you. It is important to understand that one of the most important things we can do is that we learn to down-regulate our own neurobiology first and then with each other so that we can cultivate safe spaces in the world. 

This workshop will address the following areas:

  • Understand and become educated about your own neurobiology, your brain, nervous system and the polyvagal theory and the necessity of safety.
  • Pay attention to your own feelings and reactions during stressful reactions with clients
  • Learn yogic philosophy, tools and strategies of regulation for the body, the breath and the mind.
  • Walk away with your own practice template to experiment with so that you can share from experience.
  • Learn how to create safe spaces in your office for the physical and emotional safety of clients.

The goal of this workshop is to help you to have yogic tools of resiliency so that you can provide a warm, responsive relationship with your clients. When we are able to authentically display care and affection, we are able to recognize and respond to cues that signal needs and wants from the clients in our lives and provide caring support to others in times of stress.

This workshop is an introductory trauma-informed experience and if you want more information we suggest that you attend and get certified by Beloved Yoga’s Trauma-Informed three-day training in June 2022.

Heather Hagaman

Heather Hagaman MA C-IAYT is the Director of Beloved Yoga’s  Befriending Therapeutic Programs with a specialization in Trauma and Recovery in Reston.  She has a Masters in Psychology from Marymount University and is a board certified Yoga Therapist.  Heather also holds a Certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga from David Emerson and Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk (Kripalu).

Heather is a pioneer in the new field of Yoga and Trauma Recovery. This emerging field utilizes Trauma Informed Yoga and Meditation to help people start to move beyond PTSD, Addiction, Anxiety, and Depression and start to build fulfilling lives.  There are numerous studies now that show that Yoga compliments addictions and trauma recovery.  Heather has worked extensively with psychotherapists and health practitioners to assist clients in reaching their wellness goals.

Heather believes that recovering from trauma requires healing of the mind, the body and the breath. Many people in addictions recovery have experienced traumatic stressors from childhood.  These events can create havoc in one’s nervous system and set up a maladaptive coping system for years to come.  Yoga helps to move the stuck energy in the body; it helps release the issues that live in our tissues. Once released, a person can begin to learn yogic tools to self regulate and to self soothe.  Yoga helps one to pause and not run from the feelings but flow with them as energies.  Yogic tools help the person to stay present, breathe and grounded rather than to reach and run to the outside world for an instant fix. 

 By creating a non-judgmental and confidential environment, Heather holds sacred space to help her clients connect and feel safe in their own bodies. This space encourages clients to experience inner connections and a way back to wholeness. Clients are given enormous control in their sessions and are encouraged to approach their practice with curiosity and mindfulness. This approach assists her clients in developing body awareness through intereoception (the sense of the physiological condition of the body) to cultivate the feeling of being grounded and embodied. Grounding invites you to sense your body, notice your tension patterns, and surrender the weight of your physical body into gravity to feel the support of the earth. As a resource for trauma recovery, grounding can help you reclaim a sense of safety, feel rooted in the present moment, and strengthen your resilience.  

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