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Yoga for Relapse Prevention  

Countless studies show that yogic practices enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.

This training focuses in on the benefits of yoga for relapse prevention. Using the 8 Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Philosophy, the backdrop for Ashtanga Yoga, paired with the 12 steps and 12 traditions of self-help programs, to examine how the yogic philosophy, lifestyle and practice can not only reduce incidence of relapse, but also improve sleep, reduce fatigue, reduce anxiety/depression and improve a sense of wellness and general contentment/acceptance. These are key triggers for people in recovery (lack of control, worry, fear, anger and a sense of loss and/or apathy). The yogic philosophy is unique in its ability to directly combat these emotions while simultaneously bringing the addict into the present moment, one with their breath and moving through a physical practice that strengthens the mind, control over emotions and improves the ability to tolerate delayed gratification.

This presentation will break down all 8 limbs alongside the corresponding self-help recovery principles while adding the anatomical and neurobiological health benefits of yoga, mindfulness meditation and pranayama (controlled breath work) in relapse prevention. Special emphasis will be placed on yoga and the yoga lifestyle as an augment to any existing faith system one may hold (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.) and expel the notion that yoga is anti-Christian or antimonotheism.

This program is appropriate for clinicians with no exposure or background with yoga but some experience and exposure is preferred.

Also helpful but not necessary: bring a yoga mat and any props used in your own practice.

CASAL is an Approved Provider of continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Our Approved Provider number is RCS090601

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056


Yoga for Relapse Prevention
Item: CASU19CNS16701 Maureen Brackey
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM Julka Hall
Sessions: 1 Sa Location: Room 191, 2485 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
6/8/2019 - 6/8/2019 Fee: $119.00
Provides 4 hours of approved CE credit for counselors, psychologists, marriage family therapists, and social workers

Normella Walker, Department of Psychology
Noelle Muscatello
Michele Bowman, ESL
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