Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing

  • 04 Nov 2017

The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute

is proud to present:

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga®

for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing 

to be held on 

November 4 & 5 in Lexington, MA. 

 Please share the attached flyer with colleagues and any other health professionals you know, and consider posting it in your work place - thank you!! 

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing is especially designed for occupational therapists and other allied and licensed mental health professionals who wish to incorporate evidence-based sensory-enhanced yoga techniques and breath work into their clinical practices to promote healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related autonomic nervous system disorders. Both mat and chair versions will be presented along with strategies for teaching groups with mixed mobility levels.

The workshop includes a 125 page detailed manual, and is highly experiential in format to help you feel fully confident in your ability to immediately apply the techniques in your work setting. No previous yoga experience is required. The course qualifies for 14 PDUs from NBCOT.  For more information and to register, please visit www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org, or call Lynn Stoller at 339-225-0084.  

 Direct link to registration page:

https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/trainings-for-health-professionals/

  Note: Space is limited to provide adequate supervision during the experiential labs. 

Faculty:

Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT 500

Lynn is the founding President of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute.  She has a special interest in war-related sensory processing disorders and yoga as a treatment modality.  Lynn has trained yoga instructors and health professionals in sensory-based yoga techniques for combat stress and PTSD since 2008. Lynn is associate investigator and first author of the Iraq yoga study, “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller et al, Jan/Feb 2012 AJOT) for which she was honored with the 2013 AOTA Cordelia Myers Writer’s Award.  Her program, “Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing” evolved from the highly successful treatment protocol used in the study, which Lynn co-developed. Lynn was a highly influential faculty member of two pioneering veteran/military yoga organizations, Yoga Warriors (2008-2011) and Warriors at Ease (2011-2016), and continues to serve as a mentor to students within Warriors at Ease. Lynn is also an occupational therapist at Cotting School in Lexington, MA, where she first discovered the healing power of yoga for adolescents and young adults who have anxiety, ADHD, sensory modulation disorders, and related ANS disorders.  Lynn is a 300-hr. and 800-hr. graduate of the Integrative Yoga Therapy program, a Level 2 iRest® practitioner, and is an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She has been teaching therapeutic yoga classes for veterans in her local community for several years, and has been an invited guest speaker for professional groups and veterans organizations.

               

Maj. (Ret.) Jeffrey Sargent, MS, C-IAYT, RYT

Jeffrey Sargent, retired Major with the U.S. Army, MS Yoga Therapy, RYT, has 20 years of military service, including combat tours in Iraq as a tactical intelligence officer and in Kuwait & Iraq as a Military Intelligence Company Commander. He is the recipient of The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other awards including being selected as the #1 ROTC graduate in the United States in 1996. Jeff enlisted in the Army in 1986 and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant before entering officer training. After retiring from the Army in 2009 Jeff worked as a government contractor for five years training military personnel who were preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. During this time Jeff discovered yoga and immediately recognized the potential physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. It has had tremendous impact on his life including helping him with his own battles with military service related PTSD. Since this journey began he has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, Warriors at Ease training, iRest Level 1 training, and also received his Master of Science degree in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health in July 2017. Jeff serves as a faculty member of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute.

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email: info@maot.org

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