Amy Weintraub & Angela Huebner — IFS Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga
Internal Family Systems Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga - A Week of Healing and Learning, a Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Amy Weintraub and Angela Huebner, August 19-23, 2019
Amy Weintraub and Angela Huebner
Internal Family Systems Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga - A Week of Healing and Learning
August 19-23, 2019
Mental and physical health care providers can practice their specialties more effectively when they offer clients simple, evidence-based LifeForce Yoga (LFY) practices to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience, combined with an understanding of the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). We will integrate yoga practices for accessing Self energy and meeting our parts. Every day will include accessible movement, yoga breathing, simple guided relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations, case studies, and clinical applications. Throughout the week, you will experience how the integration of IFS and LFY enhances the healing process.
We will practice accessible LFY skills appropriate in the consultation room that help:
Access Self energy
Strengthen Self-to-part relationships
Care for parts not yet unburdened
Safely tend to exiles not yet unburdened
In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready to share these tools with your clients. All bodies and abilities welcome!
Yoga mats and chairs will be provided.
The Safe Container
Overview of IFS concepts and current research.
Yogic tools to foster the therapeutic alliance and access Self-led energy.
Yoga for the Emotional Body
Giving parts a choice about “trying on” a yoga practice.
Overview of evidence-based Yoga strategies for maintaining optimum mental health.
Evidence-based tones for self-soothing and parasympathetic activation
Identifying mood through analysis of current breathing pattern
Evidence-based Yogic breaths and meditation to calm anxious parts and bring mindful clarity to parts that need attention
Two meditation techniques to focus the mind and lift the mood
Yogic technique to interrupt panic attack
Directing awareness and grounding strategies (for anxious parts and trauma recovery)
Giving the Mind a Bone
Empowering use of imagery and affirmation derived from the client’s experience of Self
Effective Meditation techniques for OCD and anxiety disorders
Addressing negative self-talk and inner-critic parts
Choosing the practice to meet the predominate mood and bring it into balance.
LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (Energizing).
Grief in the Tissues
Yoga as an adjunct treatment for PTSD
Inner Critic exercise to un-blend from self-critical parts and help them find new roles in the internal family system.
LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (calming).
Postures of empowerment—Building self esteem and strengthening resilience
Accessing Self-led energy with Yoga Nidra (iRest): An evidence-based protocol effective for managing mood and PTSD.
Introducing Yoga practices to your most skeptical clients
Distinguishing Yoga techniques appropriate for a clinical practice
See / Hear Amy Weintraub
What our alumni are saying:
"“Being with Amy was a privilege. Her level of expertise is awesome.”
“I thoroughly loved the whole experience especially the beautiful course and the lovely beings that our presenters are.”
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An application has been submitted for consideration of 15 General CE credits for this course.