Yoga in Psychotherapy

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT

25 years experience as a Psychotherapist; 40 years as a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist.

 

 Link to pre-order with 10% discount, including shipping: www.Handspringpublishing.com/product/Trauma-Healing-in-the-Yoga-Zone. Coupon code: lutzprepub
Joann's book is now available for pre-order. It will be published on June 28, 2021. Use this link to order: 

 SCROLL TO THE END OF THE SITE FOR PRE-PUBLICATION REVIEWS FROM DR. STEPHEN PORGES, SHIRLEY TELLES, AND OTHERS.

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Study with Joann!
Joann will be offering an on-line, 8-week, 23 CE course, based on her book:
"Nervous-System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy (NITYA): an Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety," 
beginning Monday, October 4 at 7 pm Eastern, and Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Mountain time. See course outline and summary, below.

23 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Certified Counselors, and Yoga Therapists have been applied for.
* Explore Polyvagal Theory.
*Learn to teach a nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive chair yoga sequence, in an individual or group therapy session.
*Offer the benefits of the yogic 3-part deep breath; alternate nostril breathing;
padadhirasana, the breath-balancing pose; and brahmari, the bee breath; to your clients!
*Key your interventions to your clients' current nervous system state.
*Teach a trauma-sensitive yoga nidra, the yogic sleep.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory.
You will gain an understanding of:
 A. The Physical Manifestations of Emotional Trauma: The Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System.
B. The role of Polyvagal Theory in Emotional and Physiological Healing. 
C.  The use of nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA) basics, including postures, breathing, relaxation; in regulating the autonomic nervous system. 
D. The physiology of the Defense Cascade, which describes the sequence of nervous system states present in trauma resolution.
E. Bringing Polyvagal Theory and NITYA into the Clinical Session
Plus a practicum, with a partner, where you practice teaching the techniques, from a script. 
TO REGISTER:
Pay with Paypal to: joannlutz22@gmail.com, or send a check to: Joann Lutz, 108 Black Birch Trail, Florence, Ma. 01062.  
$375, if payment is received, or postmarked, by 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. 
$425 thereafter.*
($200 for audit, with no CEs.)

*Additonal charge for some CEs. Contact me for information about partial scholarships: joannlutz22@gmail.com
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Listen to an interview with Joann at the "Integration of Yoga and Psychology Summit":
Enrich your work with clients!
 
REVIEWS of Joann's spring, 2020 course:
"I think Joann Lutz is incredibly knowledgeable. She really helped me synthesize my understanding of merging psychotherapy and yoga." C.G., LCSW
 
"All I can say is, it is truly a gift you are offering us. I can honestly say that your information, when communicated via Zoom, is professional, calm, and packed with everything we signed up for and more."
C.R., Australia
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JOANN WILL BE PRESENT-
ING AT 
GLOBAL YOGA THERAPY DAY, AUGUST 13-15. 
 JOIN JOANN AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS FOR THE GLOBAL YOGA THERAPY DAY Conference, Aug 13-15; a worldwide, collaborative effort educating the public and healthcare community about yoga therapyThe link will be available soon.

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SUMMARY OF COURSE BASED ON "TRAUMA HEALING IN THE YOGA ZONE"
 
This course provides mental health and yoga therapy professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression.
The trainings include the study of both polyvagal theory and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques (yoga nidra and meditation). The material will be taught through lecture, case discussions, experiential exercises, and hands-on practicums.
The methods presented in this training CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY TREATMENT APPROACH. NO PRIOR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (though it is helpful!)  
  
Gain experience and techniques which you can apply in your work (and life) immediately!
VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE BRINGING YOGA INTO MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE FOR UPDATES AND NEWS!
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JOIN MY ONLINE COMMUNITIES ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN.
FACEBOOK: BRINGING YOGA INTO MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE
LINKEDIN: TRAUMA-SENSITIVE YOGA: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7440100/
 
 
 
JOANN LUTZ, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT (CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST)
Joann, psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher, is a pioneer in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga to mental health care. Her book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, will be published in June, 2021 by Handspring Press. She developed and continues to teach the "Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" model of care (NITYA).
A video of the course which she taught for PESI, Bringing Trauma-Sensitive Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice, is available for purchase at:
She is the author of a NASW CE course, "Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice," and the paper, "Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation." published in "Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference, 2014," published by Cambridge Scholars.
COPYRIGHT 2021 BY JOANN LUTZ
 
 
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PRE-PUBLICATION REVIEWS OF "TRAUMA HEALING IN THE YOGA ZONE"

Stephen Porges:
In Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone Joann Lutz transforms yoga practices into a neurobiological based therapeutic strategy that facilitates and optimizes health through enhanced autonomic regulation. This model, which she labels as Nervous System-Informed Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA), is the product of an insightful consilience of ancient traditions with contemporary neuroscience.  Embracing the model will lead to deeper understanding of the wisdom embedded in yoga and the powerful neurophysiological impact it may have on rehabilitating mental and physical health.

Stephen W. Porges, PhD

Distinguished University Scientist

Kinsey Institute

Indiana University, Bloomington 

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Shirley Telles:

In Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, Joann Lutz combines ancient wisdom from yoga with a scientifically informed therapeutic approach for safe and effective trauma resolution. Compulsory reading for anyone interested in healing trauma through neuroscience blended with compassion! 

Shirley Telles MBBS PhD, Director, 

Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India


Sat Bir Singh Khalsa:

With over 5% of the population experiencing trauma that leads to clinically significant post-traumatic stress disorder, its prevalence is becoming more recognized in society.  Neuroscientific research is revealing that this condition is a mind-body disorder, and yet conventional treatments such as psychotherapy focus on cognitive processes and have been only partially effective.  This book comprehensively describes the theory and application of yoga as a mind-body intervention for trauma.  It is a welcome contribution to the growing field of trauma-sensitive yoga that will be of significant use to both patients and therapists.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy

Editor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

Boston, MA


Dean Ornish:

“An innovative approach to healing trauma.”

Dean Ornish, M.D.

author, “UnDo It!”

Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute,

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF


Jonathan Rosenthal:

“Joann has wondrously woven together multiple disparate models of how yoga affects the post-traumatic nervous system, to enhance our understanding and utilization of these practices. This work will be a cherished contribution to the growing body of work on these ever evolving theories.”
- Jonathan Rosenthal, MD, 

Resident Physician, Neurology, NYU School of Medicine

 www.neuroyoganyc.comwww.jonathanrosenthalmd.com

 

Marlysa Sullivan:

Joann Lutz offers an in-depth exploration of accessible methods to address the complexity of trauma through comprehensive understandings of the nervous system and yoga philosophy and practices. Her writing supports the reader in reflecting upon the many nuances of applying these theories and practices for trauma sensitivity. This book is a valuable resource to anyone wanting to learn more about how yoga can safely and effectively benefit people who have experienced trauma 

Marlysa Sullivan DPT, C-IAYT 

Author, “Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Wellbeing”

 

Amy Weintraub:

These days, when I teach, I hear a common question from yoga therapy students: What’s the evidence for this? Trauma in the Yoga Zone, is the perfect place to send them for answers, and to look them up myself! Joann Lutz does a remarkable job of linking specific practices to their effects on the autonomic nervous system. Each recommended practice is backed up by scientific evidence or, if the data is not yet available, current scientific theory. The research behind why and how yoga can help trauma survivors heal is invaluable for yoga therapists and mental health practitioners. I will be referencing this rich compendium of research and practice for years to come!

Amy Weintraub, MFA, C-IAYT, YACEP, 

Author of Yoga Skills for Therapists, Yoga for Depression, and the card deck, Yoga for Your Mood.

 

Amy Wheeler:

Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone is the book that all yoga teachers and yoga therapists will benefit from reading.  It is the perfect bridge between the teachings of Yoga, modern allopathic medicine, and the psychology of healing trauma.  The book explains in detail how the nervous system functions when it is healthy vs. dysregulated, and how to bring it back to balance using the tools of yoga.  I will be recommending it to all of my students and colleagues!

 

-Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. (Southern California)

www.amywheeler.com

Former President of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (2018-2020)

 

Helene Couvrette:

“As a certified yoga therapist working with clients who suffer, it is evident how trauma affects the body and mind as one. "Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone” offers an extensive wealth of comprehensive, evidence-based knowledge to yoga therapists, to enrich their work, and to mental health professionals, to enhance their work with accessible yogic practices. This book is of great value for training as well as practice in both professions."

Helene Couvrette, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

President, MISTY - Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga www.homyogaeven

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
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