- March 28, 2015
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Have you noticed that no matter how many times you chant a mantra or how often you return to the breath, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and other self-defeating behaviors persist? By learning to use your yoga practice to work with psychological issues and trauma stored in the body, and to integrate the benefits of yogic practice and philosophy into your therapy practice, a new breadth and depth of knowledge and tools become available to us. Therapists and other healing professionals learn skills to deepen their work with clients and their own resilience.
Through light physical yoga practice, somatic exercises, and partner and group practice, participants discover:
*Why psychological work is relevant to yoga practice.
*Somatic psychotherapy techniques that allow you to intelligently process trauma and emotion in the body, and help clients process trauma safely.
*How to feel your emotions in your body and how to use yoga practice to access your unconscious more deeply.
*How to do "emotional adjustments" during yoga practice.
*How to cultivate self-love and self-acceptance for all parts of yourself.
*Those new to yoga, or with physical challenges, are welcome to attend.
Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the award-winning Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path. As a psychotherapist, she specializes in using somatic approaches to therapy to support spiritual practitioners and teachers of all traditions to heal trauma and thrive, as well as working with complex spiritual traumas within spiritual communities. She founded The Yoga & Psyche Conference (hosted by CIIS)-the first academic conference in the Western world to integrate yoga and Western psychology-and teaches The Yoga & Psyche Method, based on the Somatic Experiencing model of Peter Levine, which integrates the insights of trauma research and yogic practices.
Saturday & Sunday
March 28-29, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$230/$250/$280 (when one price tier is sell out, that tier is closed)
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15 CEs BBS are available (MFA, LCSW, RN)
This workshop is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.