Join me live, online in January or March,  or in sunny Tucson, Az., LIVE ,in-person, in February for:

Integrating Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: An Adjunct Treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety.

Based on Joann's book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone. 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a clinical foundation for integrating trauma-sensitive yoga postures and breathing practices with Polyvagal Theory, to improve mental health outcomes. Teachings are appropriate for mental health, health care, and yoga professionals, as well as nurses, health coaches and other allied professions.

January and February: Live, online early-bird special: 

Four-week, 12 CE courses:

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31st., 7-9 p.m. EST.
Four Thursdays Mountain Time, 7-9 p.m. MST, Feb. 16, 23, March 2 and 9, 2023.

Both courses require an additional one-hour weekly practicum with a partner. 

FEBRUARY Live, In-Person, 12 or 23-CE course. TUCSON, AZ. University of Arizona, Student Union. 

23-CE Course meets FEB. 12-16, 2023. 12-CE course is Feb. 12-14. They begin Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 1:30-5:45 pm, and continue mornings from 9 am-1:15 pm, plus one hour of supervised practicum each weekday. 



The course is based on Joann's book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone. You can purchase the paperback book or kindle from the publisher at: https://us.singingdragon.com/products/trauma-healing-in-the-yoga-zone.
Forewords by Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D., and Sandra McLanahan, MD

CONTINUING EDUCATION DETAILS FOR  COURSES: CEs for all versions of the course will be available to Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers, Internationally; and to U.S. Social Workers.  Social Work Boards' acceptance of these CEs varies from state to state. Please check with your state board for verification.

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12-CE COURSE Learning Objectives:

At the end of the program, you will be better able to:
Discuss 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Describe three benefits of mat and chair-based hatha yoga poses for psychotherapy clients.
Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.
Describe three anatomical landmarks through which the vagus nerve runs in the body.
Describe three major tenets of classical yoga.
Apply three principles of trauma-healing in teaching trauma-sensitive chair yoga.
Describe three behaviors in the therapy office that could impact clients' neuroception of safety
Explain the basic three-part deep breath as a psychological intervention in the trauma therapy session.
Describe the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" precessing.
Use the appropriate yogic breathing technique for a traumatized client in a psychotherapy session.
Use two new skills in bringing breathing practices into the psychotherapy session.

Additional 23-CE Course LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Describe two physiological underpinnings of yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Describe four stages of yoga nidra practices for trauma survivors. Use two methods of meditation in psychotherapy sessions. Discuss three symptoms in a client diagnosed with PTSD which could be improved with polyvagally-informed yogic interventions. Create a treatment plan which incorporates polyvagally-informed yoga.
Name 2 ways that somatic approaches increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Describe three components of autonomic nervous system dysregulation.
****************************************************************************************************** CERTIFICATION IN NERVOUS SYSTEM- INFORMED, TRAUMA-SENSITIVE YOGA (NITYA) IS AVAILABLE.


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*CEs for all versions of the course will be available  internationally to Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers and nationally, to Social Workers (in most states)
There is no additional charge for CEs.
Health and Wellness Coaches can petition for CE credits directly through NBC-HWC.
LPCC's, LEP's, and LMFTs and other mental health professionals can to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept CEs for this program. 

Contact me at [email protected] with questions.


*Integrate the neuroscience advances, such as Polyvagal Theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and neuroplasticity, into your work and life.
*Learn to teach a nervous-system informed, trauma-sensitive chair yoga sequence.
*Offer the benefits of the yogic 3-part deep breath, alternate nostril breathing, brahmari, the bee breath, and padadhirasana, the breath balancing pose, to your students/clients. 
* Learn to administer the four stages of a trauma-sensitive yoga deep relaxation, the yogic sleep.
*Master Keying your interventions to your students/ clients' current nervous system state.

Course includes class recordings and a private Facebook page for Joann's students, for networking and ongoing learning.

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