Bessel van der Kolk, MD

IYNAUS 3-part series on Trauma & Yoga Online Workshop

Event Details

The IYNAUS Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce a 3-part series on Trauma & Yoga. Our intent is to help build the skills and sensitivity that CIYTs will bring to teaching in all settings and with all students.

All sessions will be free and open to all IYNAUS members, both CIYTs and general members. While these sessions are offered at no cost, donations to the Continuing Education Committee are always appreciated to help us further our mission.

See details below. Registration for each session will be separate.

Session 1: Building a Trauma-Responsive Teaching Practice: Entering the Work

Presenter: Em Daniels, author of Building a Trauma-Responsive Educational Practice

September 17, 2022, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Em Daniels is a master educator and leading expert on the impacts of trauma on adult learning. Em is also a skilled facilitator and speaker with an extensive background in adult education that includes alternative high schools, prisons, free college campuses, private and non-profit organizations, government institutions, and community agencies. Em’s research & expertise focus on countering the impacts of trauma on learning, expanding how we think about healing, and naming multiple points of entry to the work.

This session will consist of a presentation on the effects of trauma on the adult learner, followed by break-out room discussions for participants. The presentation part of the session will be recorded and available for viewing after the live session. Breakout sessions will not be recorded.

Session 2: Trauma & the Embodied Self

Presenter: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score

October 12, 2022, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm ET

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a pioneering clinician, researcher, and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic, and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His #1 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma (translated in 38 languages), transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments, including neurofeedback, psychedelic therapy, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and bodywork. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater, and EMDR.

Dr. van der Kolk is the founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Principal Investigator Boston site of MAPS sponsored MDMA assisted psychotherapy study. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

This session will consist of a 90-minute presentation by Dr. van der Kolk, to be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The recording of this event will be available for 90 days.

*Registration information to come.

Session 3: Putting Theory into Practice

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors (Panelists to be determined)

November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Recording for this session will be available for 30 days after the class.

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