Trauma-Informed Yoga

Offering 2.5 CEU Credits to LCSWs, LPCs, and PhDs.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

6:00 – 8:30pm

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006

This program will explore the value of yogic practices in the clinical setting, particularly when treating trauma. The role of the body in treatment will be thoroughly explored, as well as the benefits of utilizing yoga as either a central or adjunctive element in clinical treatment. There will be didactic and experiential portions to this course. Clinicians will participate in guided meditations and a short trauma-informed yoga practice, and will be taught ways in which yoga and mindfulness can be seamlessly integrated into treatment.LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Participants will learn the difference between “regular” yoga and Trauma informed yoga and will understand the therapeutic value of Trauma-Informed Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
  • Participants will understand the benefit of integrating or adding body-based therapeutic modalities into their clinical practice and their self care.
  • Participants will directly experience a trauma-informed yoga practice (no need for special yoga clothes) during this workshop.

The Lovett Center is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW, RGP and Keeley Michael, RYT-200, presenting on Trauma-Informed Yoga.

Elizabeth has over 15 years of clinical experience in private and community settings in both Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA, most recently having worked several years at The Compass Program for Young Adults at The Menninger Clinic.  Her areas of expertise include dual diagnosis disorders, anxiety, mood regulation issues, family dynamics, and OCD.   She has specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, ERP (exposure and response prevention therapy for OCD), and mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and DBT. Elizabeth also hold accreditation as a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the International Board Certification of Group Psychotherapists and has designation as a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor for clinicians working toward their full licensure.

Clinical interests include working with emerging adults and their families, addressing embodied trauma through yoga, addressing acculturation issues, and finding creative ways to utilize yoga and meditation as integrative pieces of the healing process.  Having been born and raised abroad, Elizabeth is attuned to the unique challenges of acculturation and relocation.  She also provides clinical services in Spanish.

Elizabeth is a certified yoga instructor who has taught and continues to teach private and public classes and workshops at various yoga studios, conferences and fitness centers in Houston.   She is launching a trauma-informed yoga program for women as part of her private practice, Mindful Psychotherapy, PLLC.  Elizabeth also currently teaches trauma-informed yoga classes at The Lovett Center, where she also leads a therapeutic group for families as part of the Center for Integrative Healing’s Intensive Outpatient Program.

Keeley Michael, RYT-200, will also be speaking on Yoga Therapy during this workshop.

Keeley is a certified yoga instructor who believes yoga relieves physical and emotional suffering. It’s Keeley’s mission to use the tools of yoga to allow others to find freedo

m, peace, and confidence. Yogic philosophy and texts, practices including āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma (breathing techniques), meditation, vedic chanting and the practical application of the tools of yoga for therapy are all a part of Keeley’s ongoing practice and study.

Keeley has over 6 years of personal practice and over 3 years of yoga training. She has specialized training in yoga therapy (through the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar) and will continue her studies with the exceptional faculty and peers of the YATNA yoga therapy training program.

Keeley offers individual yoga therapy and group instruction at Dan’s House of Hope and group instruction at Equinox River Oaks. Her gentle and therapeutic approach allow her student’s to have a relationship their body, breath, and mind so they can begin to reveal their true nature.