YOGA AND THE TRAUMATISED BODY- A 2 DAY WORKSHOP FOR
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia offers a range of trauma aware educational programs. We are now in our eighth year of offering Trauma Sensitive training to Yoga Teachers and Clinicians across Australasia.
For mental health clinicians and other allied health professionals there is a two day workshop that supports you to have an embodied experience of the techniques. In this workshop you are encouraged to explore and develop strategies for implementing trauma aware strategies when working with your clients. A very experiential and hands-on workshop.
Don't forget to check out our 3 day workshop option if you are also a Yoga Teacher and would like to attend the entire 3 days. You can make savings across the 3 days.
These workshops fill quickly, so if you are keen to attend this training, take advantage of the early bird pricing and book your spot early. We will be following Covid-19 Safety guidelines that are relevant at the time of the workshop. Should we need to cancel the workshop due to Covid-19 registrants will be refunded the full registration fee less the .50c Trybooking fee.
2021 / 2022 DATES & VENUES- Please click on the city that you would like to attend.
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SYDNEY: Friday November 12 and Saturday November 13, 2021 - 9.30am-5.00pm - The Loft and Earth , 1st Floor, 70 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction NSW. Early bird closes Friday October 29, 2021.
BRISBANE: Friday February 25 and Saturday February 26 , 2022 - 9.30-5.00pm - St Colombs Church Hall, 23 Victoria Street, Clayfield, QLD. Early bird closes Friday February 11, 2022.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ:
As we enter our tenth year of offering these workshops, Annabel & I have decided that our final workshop for Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia will be held in Brisbane over February 25 to 27, 2022. Since our first workshop in 2012, we have been inspired by the curiosity and interest from both the yoga teacher and mental health clinical community in working safely and effectively with clients who are in trauma recovery. Since commencing Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia it has been heartwarming to see the growth and diversity of training programs that are now available to the health community which can only enhance and improve the quality of care and support for those dealing with the impacts of trauma . We'd like to acknowledge the pioneers in the trauma field- Judith Herman, Babette Rothschild, Pat Ogden, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Dave Emmerson, Amy Weintraub, Bo Forbes and Deb Dana - all who have inspired our work and we hope the work of many in the field today. Thank you to all of those wonderful yoga teachers and mental health clinicians who have attended our workshops over the years. Annabel and I have so enjoyed working with you all. We have learnt so much from all of you and being part of this growing group of trauma informed health professionals has been truly inspiring. If you have wanted to attend our program then we hope to get to meet you at our upcoming Sydney workshop in November or our final workshop in Brisbane in February 2022.
WORKSHOP FEE - $445 . EARLY BIRD FEE IS $400.
In this 2 Day training workshop you will:
- Personally experience the embodiment of these practices for your own self reflective experience
- Review the latest trauma research
- Explore a range of simple practices from seated breathing to some gentle bending and twisting that will give you some in clinic tools to use
- Be introduced to a typical one-to-one therapy or small group session
- There will be a lot of opportunity for experiential practice throughout the two days
Who Should Attend:
Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Rehabilitation Therapists, GP's , Mental Health Nurses,
Social Workers, Occupational Therapists
What You Will Gain:
- Connection to a growing network of mental health professionals working with traumatised clients
- Guidelines to incorporate these techniques into your practice
- Knowledge to identify and work with trauma reactions that may arise in session with clients
- 13 Hours of Continuing Professional Development- A Certificate of Attendance is provided
Here Are What Participants Are Saying About The Training:
- "Finally a workshop that I believe can help me make a difference in therapeutic outcomes."
- "The workshop is an excellent blend of theory and experience. I leave knowing this stuff in my body and in my heart."
- "It's so pleasing to experience a workshop that has so many applications to my work. It's gentle approach has great relevance to working with Sexual Assault survivors."
- "Totally worth travelling from WA to attend this wonderful training with excellent presenters. Thank you"
- "Powerful experiential workshop which left me with a deeper embodied experience as a therapist and gave me tools that I can use immediately. It was wonderful in every way"
YOGA & THE TRAUMATISED BODY FACILITATORS FOR BOTH DAYS:
Annabel McLisky is a psychologist in private practice in Bangalow, Northern New South Wales, and has been teaching yoga since 1978. She is an IYTA teacher and Senior Tutor in Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation Teacher Training courses around Australia. Annabel is excited that the deep physical and emotional healing enabled by the practice of yoga is at last being recognised, accepted, and valued by the psychological fraternity, and that people with a history of trauma now have the possibility to reclaim their bodies and “to live in the present, without feeling or behaving according to irrelevant demands belonging to the past” (Bessel van der Kolk), through the practice of Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
Shirley Hicks is a practising somatic psychotherapist and yoga teacher, with a private clinic based in the Gold Coast at Varsity Lakes. Shirley has a real interest in how the body carries unresolved life events and how through “talk therapies” the body is often missed. With over 26 years clinical experience she has refined the way in which she supports clients to involve their body in the healing process, drawing on the work of Judith Herman, Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk . Her work is also influenced by Ron Kurtz and Hakomi.