- Mary NurrieStearns
- 1 Hour 30 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Sep 28, 2011
Science indicates that yoga is an integrative clinical tool that can help heal depression and anxiety. Sensible and compassionate, this practice empowers clients, enhances the professional relationships and helps heals client and clinician alike. Join Mary NurrieStearns, clinical social worker, yoga expert and author, for this highly informational and experiential video. You will learn the skills to integrate these powerful yoga techniques with your clinical practice. Help improve your client outcomes – and feel renewed as a clinician as well!
- Yoga as an Evidenced-Based Clinical Intervention: A holistic, mind/body approach
- The physiology of anxiety and trauma and the healing process
- Yoga and the anxious body
- Yoga and the traumatized mind
- Yoga and trauma in the body
- Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelm with Breathing Interventions
- Quickly reduced heighted anxiety
- “Come to your rescue” breathing intervention
- Interventions to facilitate diaphragmatic breathing
- Calm the nervous system with “gentle exhalation lengthening”
- Reduce Panic and Dissociation with a Simple Body Scan
- Create internal safety
- Shift attention from distressing thoughts
- Teach and demonstrate body scan
- Complex Trauma and Mantra
- Reverse feelings of unworthiness
- Self love and compassion mantra
- Client developed mantra
- Embedding mantra into the body with massage
- Mentally imbed and reinforce mantra
- Soothing with Comfort Poses
- Reverse the flight/fight/freeze response of trauma
- Practice variations of comforting body as self compassion
- Simple Yoga Practice for Anxiety
- Cultivate awareness
- Practice numerous poses
Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.
Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.
Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices (PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015), and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck (PESI, 2016). Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living (Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine. She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression. Mary teaches across the United States.
Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.