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Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Training Program

About the Course:

Y4T is an 8-week online training session that connects trauma theory with yoga philosophy and practice. Participants learn to identify healthy power dynamic, recognize the many potential manifestations of trauma, and practice somatic resourcing techniques. The training program explores the implication of trauma in private practice, and in community mental health settings, and identifies methods to cultivate safety in individual and group settings. In addition, participants complete a research review and practicum experience, and are encouraged to share evidenced-based practices with collaborators.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Training Program created by Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT in 2020.

Publication Date:

January 6th, 2020

Course Material Author

Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT

Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga teacher trainer specializing in bringing yoga into trauma treatment. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard University, Lisa is the founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, CA, and creator the Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Online Training Program. She has authored three books: Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy, and Practice (2019), Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress (2015), and How You Can Heal: A Strength Based Guide to Trauma Recovery (2017). She is also a contributing editor for Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council.

Lisa serves on the Board of Directors and the UN Task Force for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and was recently elected to serve as Secretary for the organization. A leader in the movement to incorporate yoga into trauma treatment, she has trained yoga and mental health professionals around the world, and presents her work internationally. Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not writing or traveling, you’ll likely find her climbing mountains and running trails in nearby parks.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Apply the ten essential elements of dignity to the population they serve.

  2. Analyze aspects of intergenerational trauma and resilience in populations served.

  3. Apply principles of Polyvagal Theory to goals of creating safety.

  4. Compare the eight limbs of yoga to trauma treatment goals.

  5. Choose language that supports students in identifying and meeting their needs, inclusive of PTSD symptoms.

  6. Describe the range of dissociative symptoms, from commonplace to clinical.

  7. Analyze randomized controlled trials that study the use of yoga for post-traumatic stress.

  8. Reflect on their strengths and weaknesses, and practice cultivating skills while working with other students.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

8 CE Credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

8 CE Credit hours

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

8 CE Credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

8 CPD hours

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Course Number 102640
8 credit hours
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  • Recorded Webinar
Exam Fee: $47.76 No exam fee with a membership package!
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