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Yoga for Mental Health Theory & Evidence in Practice

Yoga for Mental Health Theory & Evidence in Practice

Yoga for Mental Health Theory & Evidence in Practice

CA$29.00 CA$49.00
This course includes
1:56:40 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2019

Course Overview

Are you looking to enhance your skills or learn new ways to introduce skills into your yoga teaching or therapy practice? This is the breakthrough masterclass for you.

Yoga alone has demonstrated improvements in mental health for anxiety and depressive symptoms and increasing well-being (Pascoe & Bauer, 2015).

From a psychotherapeutic perspective, yoga and other movement practices training present moment awareness not only enhance yoga's natural benefits, but also have clinical benefits. The practices taught in this course are shown to increase present moment awareness, processing engagement, and aid clients otherwise resistant to mindfulness practices.

Along with yoga, more formal mindfulness training and increases in self-compassion all serve to foster connection with the present moment and ultimately long-term improvements in living a meaningful life.


Course Objectives

  1. Explain yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting as the context for discrimination training, discrete trials, and multiple exemplar training.
  2. Ability to integrate varied present moment awareness practices into your clinical sessions.
  3. Demonstrate the central discrimination tasks of (1) improved functioning and (2) changing context with a relevant yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting practice.
The instructors
Timothy Gordon

Timothy Gordon is an award winning author, social worker and peer-reviewed ACT trainer. He specializes in treating attachment and trauma related disorders.

Tim is also a yoga teacher who integrates movement and yoga practices into his work.

He has worked in research on grant funded projects and in applied settings, including Canada's Parliament.

Currently Tim divides his time between an independent practice where he carries a full time caseload and teaching.

Tim is passionate about empowering people in various settings to integrate acceptance and mindfulness into their work.

Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY)

MISTY is an organization by Helene Couvrette that provides high quality continuing education for healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, and educators who have a shared passion in the mission of yoga therapy and science.
Course Material included in this course
  • Yoga for Mental Health Theory & Evidence in Practice
  • 1. Introduction. pt I
  • 2. Introduction. pt 2
  • 3. Sutras: Theory & Application
  • 4. Yoga & Mindfulness
  • 5. Assessment Tools
  • 6. Values & Context of Choice
  • 7. Fundamentals of Behaviour. pt1
  • 8. Fundamentals of Behaviour. pt 2
  • 9. Conclusion
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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