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Sept 10 - Matthew L. Vasquez, PhD, LMSW,  Gulf Coast Trauma Institute

  • Conceptualize acute trauma to include brain processes, information processing, and the polyvagal system.

  • Identify complex developmental trauma and it's effects on self-sensing systems, mind-body connection, emotional regulation, and dissociation.

  • Navigate the effects of stress and secondary trauma to include the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, allostatic load, and muscle memory.

  • Discover the therapeutic effects of social interaction in the group practice setting using an attachment/regulation theory perspective.

  • Discuss evidence-based research and the impact of our current research targeting post-trauma symptoms with yoga-based bodily interventions.

Sept 11-12 - Traci M. Ludwig, LISW, ACSW, RYT-200,  MercyOne Behavioral Health

  • Explore the evolution of TRY, the driving goals, and the relevant theoretical underpinnings as it relates to understanding stress and trauma.

  • Familiarize with common trauma reactions a responding to triggers.

  • Discuss the key limbs of TRY to include language, choice-making, present moment experience, shared/authentic experience, and non-force.

  • Articulate the structure of TRY movements/and or postures and the relationship with breathwork.

  • Ascertain post-trauma symptoms which can be decreased with the potential benefits of TRY practices.

  • Practice several TRY movements/and or postures within the large/small group setting.

  • Learn several resourcing and self-regulation practices that balance the autonomic nervous system by inducing calm and aware states; all useful for your own affect regulation and application as a clinician/yoga instructor.

  • Embrace the role of self-compassion with guided exercises.

  • Investigate the essential elements of a TRY group session.

  • Converse the potential reimbursement opportunities.

  • Trouble-shoot the challenges that may arise with TRY practices and the consideration of special populations.

  • Witness "real life" participant experiences from those who have benefited from TRY practices in their trauma healing journey.

  • Build confidence as a clinician/yoga instructor to apply TRY immediately in your practice area!



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