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This is a one-day experiential training course for clinical and non-clinical care professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of self-care practices and expand their tools for use in then mental health and substance use fields. This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the history of yoga and a working knowledge of how trauma impacts the mind and body. Facilitator will present research that supports the benefits of yoga on the brain and body regarding addressing stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, and personal growth. Participants will learn basic trauma informed yoga skills and will engage in the demonstration of applicable skills including hand yoga, meditations, breath control and intuitive movement.

Presenter: Lindsay Rothschild, LCSW, CCTP

Lindsay Rothschild, LCSW, CCTP, graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2007 and a Master’s in Social Work in 2011. Through her work in an acute care setting, Lindsay has come to understand the complex impact of trauma on one’s ability to self-regulate, as well as the associations between childhood adversity and health. Lindsay is passionate about intentional, deliberate living and focuses her efforts on promoting the mind body connection in an attempt to empower others to heal the wounds of trauma.

In addition to her study of Holistic Nutrition at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Lindsay also holds a certificate in Trauma Conscious Yoga. As a leader in the trauma informed mission and mindset, Lindsay openly shares about her own journey of discovery and her efforts to create a lifestyle which promotes wellness, compassion, and kindness.

Lindsay has worked in the mental health field since 2010 and practices primarily in a psychiatric hospital where she serves adults and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience working with individuals, families, and groups. Lindsay has facilitated trainings for first responders, law enforcement personnel and educators in the community in an effort to promote awareness around Trauma Informed Care Techniques and the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

This course is not available for NBCC credit.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Define yoga, understand the basic origins of yoga and discuss types of trauma yoga available.
  2. Gain a working knowledge of the basic impact of trauma on the brain and the body.
  3. Identify the benefits of yoga on the mind and body as supported by current research.
  4. Learn several mudras (hand yoga), meditations, controlled breathing techniques and postures to aid in healing trauma and self-regulation.
  5. Demonstrate intuitive movements to be used with clients or as part of a self-care practice.