A trauma-sensitive yoga workshop allows one to naturally encounter the feelings of tension and stretch, twist and reach, discomfort and release, in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Our trauma-informed yoga instructors have the skills to lead people gently into this healing experience. By allowing rather than restricting feeling, trauma-sensitive yoga offers an invitation to become more comfortable in your body and to feel more fully human and present in the world.
For Mental Health Professionals
Research consistently points to the need for somaticly oriented tracking and intervention in the treatment and care of those affected by trauma. However, most mental health professionals lack the training and confidence needed to engage with this important aspect of trauma recovery. This workshop will offer movement and awareness exercises all therapists can use in practice to better identify, track and engage with the somatic and physiologic processes that clients regularly go through in the process of trauma therapy. Touch will be discussed as an intervention, but is not a required element of these methods.
An introduction to all things trauma. What is it and why does it matter? This class is for anyone interested in working with Mend's therapists or who's curious about the impact of trauma on their lives and the lives of loved ones. Includes lessons, demonstrations and exercises - all in one neat package!
For Touch Professionals
Expect to leave this workshop feeling comfortable with the definition of trauma and its clinical presentation as it relates to all versions of touch therapy, from massage to physical therapy. You’ll have new techniques and a better understanding of what to do when trauma shows up on the table. This workshop will include lecture and hands-on demonstration.