Basics of Yoga-based Trauma Therapy - Introduction - Kientalerhof

Basics of Yoga-based Trauma Therapy - Introduction

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26. Oct. 2023 - 10:00 Uhr -
29. Oct. 2023 - 16:00 Uhr

Kiental

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Yoga-based trauma therapy complements standard trauma-focused therapies.


Methods from Sanjivani-Kriya-Yoga help to supply certain organs like: Heart, kidneys, lungs, brain, thyroid and intestines to be able to fully supply again. Methods from Pranayama (breathing techniques of yoga) effectively stabilize patients to better perform confrontation procedures. The postures (asanas) of yoga activate old patterns through increased interoception, to which the brain assigns emotions that additionally feed into confrontation. Acceptance-based mindfulness methods of yoga (pratyahara) enable a better distinction between inside (interoception) and outside (possible threat), in order to be able to experience security in one's own body again in the end. With the help of these prerequisites, the Rishikesh series is prepared. The developmental-motor stages of experience laid out in the Rishikesh series lead to developmental emotional access and thus to confrontation, which must be accompanied therapeutically.

To summarize:
That through Yoga-Based Trauma Therapy (YBT) we strengthen the body so that it can become a safe home. Afterwards, we return to our body feeling again. From this experience of strength and safety, we experience a distance from trauma that allows us to take back control of our own lives.

The YBT has been continuously researched and developed since 2017. A clinical study "YOGAPTSD" has already been completed at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Another clinical study "PRANASPTSD" is currently starting in Germany. Course participants can support this research by becoming study therapists and working with us on research for yoga.

Requirements

A prerequisite for participation is good health. The offered training does not replace therapy.

Target group

Body therapists, psychotherapists, yoga therapists, physiotherapists, yoga teachers
Body therapists and psychotherapists without yoga experience are just as welcome as yoga teachers without further training in trauma therapy.

Course dates

Introduction (can be booked individually): October 26 - 29, 2023
Module 1: February 08 - 11, 2024
Module 2: April 25 - 28, 2024
Module 3: 06 - 09 June 2024
Module 4: August 15 - 18, 2024

Learning contents

Introduction:
Neural and visceral basis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with emphasis on brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, gut, thyroid. Steven Porges' polyvagal theory, scientific research findings on PTSD and on yoga. Sunjivani Kriya yoga techniques, pranayama, stabilization methods.

Module 1:
In module one, the focus is on pratyahara. In pratyahara, attention and mindfulness are directed inward. When Indriya [the controlling and attributing causes principle of perception] stops being preoccupied with the signals of inner perception and is replaced by accepting perception, the signals from the body integrate and lead to post-traumatic growth in the networks of the brain.

Module 2:
Asanas from the Rishikesh series for early childhood birth to mid-3rd year.
Specifically, in Module 2, there is an application of asana to the muscles that come to development by the middle of the third year of life. This involves muscles that support behavior in the realization of needs and autonomy. The experiences stored in the body are used in the pratyahara process. Pranayama is used to stabilize the processes prophylactically and accompanying.

Module 3:
Asanas from the Rishikesh series for middle childhood 3rd year of life to school enrollment.
Specifically, in Module 3 there is an application of the asana to the muscles that come to development from the 3rd year of life to the 6th year of life. Here, the focus is on muscles that support behavior in the implementation of willpower and "going into relationship". The experiences stored in the body are used in the pratyahara process. Pranayama is used prophylactically and concomitantly to stabilize the processes.

Module 4:
Asanas from the Rishikesh series for late childhood enrollment to age 12.
Specifically, in Module 4 there is an application of the asana to the muscles that come to development from the 7th year of life to the 12th year of life. Here, the focus is on muscles that support behavior in the implementation of "conquering and holding territory" and "behavior in the group". The experiences stored in the body are used in the pratyahara process. Pranayama is used to stabilize the processes prophylactically and accompanying.

Learning objectives

  • increase one's own resilience to trauma
  • to master the necessary breathing techniques
  • to establish one's own tolerance for emotions and affects and that of the other person
  • To be able to assign asanas to the motor development stages of the child and to apply them to the other person in a process-oriented way


Learning methods

  • Explanation of the learning content by the teacher
  • Discussion in the plenum
  • Illustration of the learning contents with concrete case studies from practice (casuistry)
  • Practical implementation of the exercises on oneself
  • Group work
  • Work in a two-person setting, mutual emotional support
  • Supervision
  • Self-experience


Completion

There is no final examination. A "YBT-Foundation" certification will be issued after full participation of the introduction and all four modules.
The fee for the certificate is included in the total cost.

Advanced course

Building on the YBT-Foundation, one can attend the YBT-Practitioner after completing the YBT-Foundation. This consists of five modules of 24 contact hours each.

Costs

Introductory course: CHF 600 | early bird CHF 540 (can be booked individually)
Modules 1 - 4: CHF 600 each | early bird CHF 540 (can only be booked as a whole, but can be paid for individually)

Attendance of the course

The 4 modules of Yoga-Based Trauma Therapy can only be booked as a whole and must be completed in the given order. Justified exceptions are possible after consultation. The group forms a safe space for the purpose that the self-experience proceeds positively. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the cohesiveness of the group.

Remark

Introductory course: 20 hrs of training, EMR/ASCA compliant
Modules 1 - 4: 20 h each = 80 h education/training, EMR/ASCA compliant

 

Course Instructor

Course teacher

Dietmar MITZINGER

Study of psychology. Training as a psychological psychotherapist, supervisor. Further training in Integral Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga Teacher BDY, Yoga Therapy TSY. Doctoral student at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Founder of Yoga-Based Trauma Therapy. Book author: Yoga in Prevention and Therapy, The Pranayama Effect.

https://yoga-basierte-traumatherapie.de

Course costs

CHF 600 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)


Prices per person for full board and lodging for 3 nightsCHF
ChieneHuus:
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet738.00
2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet558.00
Kientalerhof:
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet588.00
1-bed-room with shower/toilet558.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor528.00
2-bed-room with shower/toilet453.00
2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor423.00
3-bed-room with shower/toilet423.00
3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor363.00
4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor333.00

Personal advice

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Irene Mathys