To understand the symptoms and consequences of trauma and grief on all levels, how common civilian trauma is, and how it can be treated.
To deepen your experience and understanding of Yoga Nidra and its efficacy in treating PTSI/PTSD, grief, chronic stress and burnout.
To bring the inclusive practice of Yoga Nidra, a highly effective, compassionate and safe tool, to a wide audience – it works for everyone and is not exclusive to yoga practitioners. In fact those with no preconceptions or expectations of the practice can be the most receptive to it.
To promote the integration of Yoga Nidra practice with all healing modalities, using familiar, inclusive language and concepts.
To be familiar with the research and evidence that verify the claims made for this practice, and how it treats, stress, addictions, trauma, grief, PTSD, depression, anxiety and insomnia.
“Nobody can ‘treat’ a war, or abuse, rape, molestation, or any other horrendous event, for that matter; what has happened cannot be undone. But what can be dealt with are the imprints of the trauma on body, mind, and soul: the crushing sensations in your chest that you may label as anxiety or depression; the fear of losing control; always being on alert for danger or rejection; the self-loathing; the nightmares and flashbacks; the fog that keeps you from staying on task and from engaging fully in what you are doing; being unable to fully open your heart to another human being.”
Dr Bessel Van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score
The wound is the place where the light enters you. ~ Rumi