Post Conference Workshop

Yoga, Vicarious Trauma, and Self Care

Monday, March 26
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Logan

As yoga becomes increasingly popular as a treatment modality, we are also coming to more deeply understand vicarious trauma and its impact on mental health providers. In this post conference workshop, we will outline the connection between yoga, trauma recovery, resilience and post traumatic growth, and go on to explore how the practice of yoga can help support the physiological, mental, and emotional health of the therapist. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how yoga can help them prevent vicarious trauma, and which yoga practices are most relevant and powerful.

Part lecture and part practice, this workshop serves as an opportunity for the conference participant to move, breathe and integrate all of the information and experiences of the conference. While we will discuss some theory and research, the primary goal of this session is to give participants an experience of practicing yoga, so that upon returning home, each person has a clear sense of how the yoga practice can best serve their personal and professional needs.

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Lisa Danylchuk

Founder
Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery, California

Lisa Danylchuk is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga teacher trainer specializing in integrating yoga into trauma treatment. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard University, Lisa is the author of Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress, and is the founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery located in Oakland, California. A leader in the movement to incorporate yoga into trauma treatment, she has trained yoga and mental health professionals around the world and presents her work internationally.

In addition to sharing her work online and in specialized trainings, Lisa shares innovative applications of healing at psychology conferences, at universities, and in advanced yoga teacher trainings across the globe. She is a contributing editor for the recent book Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council, and has been named a top 20 Inspirational Yoga Teacher. Her website, www.howwecanheal.com, was recognized as one of the Top 20 Healing Blogs. She also serves on the UN Task Force for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not writing or traveling, you’ll likely find her running trails in nearby park. You can find more information about Lisa and her work at www.centerforyogaandtraumarecovery.com.

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