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Achieving Mindfulness: Using Meditation and Yoga to Encourage Mindfulness in Clients Experiencing Complex Trauma and Dissociation

 Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW Lisa Danylchuk, EdM, MFT, E-RYT

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Presented Friday, March 7, 2014 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

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This webinar has been accredited for 1.5 continuing education credits by CE Learning Systems. Continuing education credits are not included in the cost of registration nor are free for members. If you wish to purchase the 1.5 credits you will be able to do so after the webinar concludes.

Over the past decade, meditation and yoga have become increasingly popular in mental health treatment and in the world at large. While the practices can be helpful, clients will receive the most benefit from work that is trauma informed and delivered with an understanding of how these healing mechanisms impact the mind, brain and body.

In the webinar we will explore the potential benefits of integrating yoga and meditation into trauma treatment, as well as best practices for adapting these modalities in a trauma-sensitive manner. We will discuss the relationship between mediation and dissociation, and will teach how to assist clients in “building up meditation muscles” in order to improve affect regulation and ego strength. Potential benefits include increased affect tolerance, greater internal and external insight, improved attunement, and increased empathy for self and others.  These methods of treatment can be used alone or interwoven into any other form of treatment, and we will discuss how to best apply them in different settings. We will also explore the connection between yoga, somatic psychotherapy and theories of nervous system dysregulation as they apply to cases of complex, developmental trauma, and outline the progression of research and theoretical understanding that supports using these modalities.

This webinar is a unique opportunity to examine practical applications of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga and the effect these activities have on individuals who have experienced severe trauma and routinely dissociate.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1 - Describe potential benefits of integrating yoga and meditation into trauma treatment.
2 - Describe best practices for adapting yoga and mediation modalities in a trauma-sensitive manner.
3 - Discuss the relationship between mediation and dissociation.Please join us! Bring your questions and be prepared to take some notes.

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Presenter Bios
Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW:   (Registered Social Worker) has over 14 years of clinical experience offering effective and distinctive counseling. For the past 10 years, Christine has specialized in working with individuals with Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma, Dissociative Disorders, and the effects of stress on the physical, emotional, mental, and imaginative aspects of our being us. Christine is currently serving as Treasurer on the ISSTD Board of Directors.

Lisa Danylchuk, EdM, MFT, E-RYT: is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher specializing in work with high risk, complexly traumatized populations. Over the past fifteen years Lisa has served as a therapist and teacher to some of the most challenged populations, including youth and adults in housing developments, juvenile halls, prisons, public schools, alternative schools, and recovery centers. She earned her initial license and masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied risk and resilience factors in highly traumatized youth. Lisa is passionate about the healing potential of yoga and mindfulness and teaches these skills to clients, clinicians and service providers internationally. When she's not traveling, you can find her at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has a private psychotherapy practice and teaches weekly yoga classes. She a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (MFC #50867) and an Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Lisa currently serves as Chair of the ISSTD Volunteer Committee.

How The Webinar Works
Once you register for the webinar you will receive an automated registration confirmation email. In that email you will be provided the link to join the webinar come March 7, 2014. Do not lose this email! On March 7, 2014 you will need to click on the link to join the presentation. Please remember we will begin at 1:00 PM so log in early.

If It Is Free For Members, Do I Need to Register?
Yes. You will need to register that way you can receive the link to join the webinar. Don't worry when you go to register your price will show $0.

What Do I Need To Do To Join The Webinar?
To join the webinar you will need both a computer with internet connection and a telephone (preferably a land line). You will view the webinar on your computer as well as type questions to the presenter as they come to you throughout workshop. Your phone will provide you the audio to listen into the webinar.

Drats, I Can't Attend!
If your schedule won't allow for you to attend, the webinar will be recorded and available to members for free in the Member's Corner within a week of the original presentation. The webinar recording can be accessed in the CE Learning Systems Online Library.  Archived webinar content is $25 on the CE Learning Systems site.  Exam fees for credits start at $10.46.

Whats Next?
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1.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for this Webinar

Continuing Education Sponsor:
CE Learning Systems is a co-sponsor of this event. Purchase of continuing education credits is included as an option in the registration form and is available in the U.S. and Canada.

NBCC  - CE Learning Systems, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider # 5951) and a cosponsor of this event/program.  CE Learning Systems, LLC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

ASWB - CE Learning Systems, (Provider #1020), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.  ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2013 - 02/23/2016.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours. This course has been approved for 1.5 credit hours.

NAADAC - ISSTD's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by the National Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC Provider # 410) to provide continuing education courses.  CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

APA - ISSTD's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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