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1/24/20 - Yoga as A Tool for Social Workers


Yoga as A Tool for Social Workers

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Jewish Family Service – 6555 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI  48322

6.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)

This course meets the Pain/Symptom Management (2.0 hours) requirements for Social Work continuing education

Course fee: $99, includes lunch

Presenter: Ruth Moss-Katsnelson, LMSW, ACSW, RYT-200

The ancient practice of yoga has many health benefits, especially when complementing western medicine and traditional mental health practices.  This workshop will include an orientation to yoga philosophy, findings of recent medical research on brain changes due to yoga practice and teach simple seated and standing yoga poses that can be adapted to the clinical setting, Special attention will be paid to Trauma Sensitive Yoga for survivors of PTSD and Complex Trauma, as well as the benefit of yoga practices to address Compassion Fatigue in Social Workers.  The second half of the workshop will address the topic of Pain, touching upon yoga to help common discomfort such as lower back pain and planter’s fasciitis.  Finally, “The Mindbody Syndrome” — (chronic pain unresolved by medical interventions) and the help that social workers can offer — will be discussed.  Participants will have the option of engaging in a yoga practice at the end of the session.  Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat if you choose to participate in the yoga practice.