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Below the Surface: Using Yoga to Treat Complex Trauma

  • 14 Jun 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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Description: This webinar, Using Yoga to Treat Complex Trauma, offers a clinician's guide to understanding neurological functioning compromised by experiences of trauma and understanding how elements of yoga can help clients heal.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640145

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640145. Exp. 3/31/20


Learning Objectives:

1.      Understand etiology of trauma
2.      Understand neurological effects of trauma
3.      Understand history and components of yoga
4.      Understand how the components of yoga help to heal neurological effects of trauma

About the Presenter: Heather A Champion, MA, LMHC, RYT-200 

Heather is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She obtained a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University in Garden City NY in 2013. She has worked in a variety of settings helping individuals with a variety of needs but finds her niche working with those working though life transitions such as finding sobriety. Her expertise is in diagnostics and insight-oriented interventions that help clients develop interoceptive awareness, or mindfulness. Heather is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and has received additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) and Principle-Based Partner Yoga (PBPY). She is an expert in somatic processing and uses this methodology to assist her clients in resolving anxiety related to complex trauma. Heather has been developing a variety of group and individual interventions that combine the elements of a yoga practice with psychotherapy to help survivors of trauma process the unspeakable through movement and meditation.  Prior to her career in Mental Health, Heather received a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University in 2003 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1998. She worked for many years as an efficiencies expert in corporate America before transitioning to her current role.

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