Yoga is a remarkable practice that builds self-awareness, strength, clarity of mind, and resilience. By clearly understanding how yoga can promote psychological and physical changes, we can tailor practices to support the addicted mind and help prevent relapse.
The Minded Addiction Recovery Kit (MARK) training combines uses an integrative yogic-based approach that explores body, breath and mind to empower the individual with the tools to regulate their nervous system. This enables practitioners to work from a complete mind-and-body perspective and firmly sets the foundation for successful engagement with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
What you will get from this training
Students learn how to use integrative yogic-based approaches to addictions that will allow you to work with clients privately, in clinics, and in group settings.
You will gain:
- Knowledge of how to teach a four-week course that has been developed over years of working with yoga and relaxation practices in addiction and recovery settings
- An understanding of how to work with addictions and recovery from a yogic and mindfulness perspective with individual clients and groups
- A certificate of attendance and CPD points from the Minded Institute and Yoga Alliance
I am filled with gratitude that I was fortunate enough to have attended this training.
Since my training, I have been running a group each week for almost two years and the feedback we get each week is honestly touching. It has had a profound impact on not only the service users lives, but also my own.
How is the course structured?
The training has a three-tiered approach—physiology, psychology, and behaviour—so as to greatly enhance the likelihood of preventing relapse and overcoming addictions.
This training imparts knowledge on:
- Why we become addicted to substances and behavioral patterns
- Which underlying neurological and psychological tendencies make people more vulnerable to addiction
- How different substances impact the physiological systems of the body
- What happens in the brain when we practice yoga and mindfulness and how this knowledge can be applied to people struggling with substance abuse
- Specific yoga practices for addiction and recovery
- How the yogic perspective can replace the addict worldview
- Exploration of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and ‘keeping up spirit’ in the face of adversity
- What mindfulness is and how we can teach people to be with the mind
- How yoga and mindfulness can be integrated into a CBT framework for working with addictions
- How to liaise with the medical community and be part of a clinical team
- How to promote feelings of safety in class and in the world
- What kinds of long-term goals and practices can be created for helping the addict to remain substance free
This training is developed and led by Shaura Hall. Shaura is an accredited Yoga Therapist C-IAYT with a wealth of understanding and experience with addictions. You can read more about Shaura’s background here.
30th November – 3rd December 2017
Central London (Venue TBC)
Investment for this training is £450 per person.
You can secure your place on the training with a non-refundable deposit of £200.
Please note: full payment required 14 days prior to the start of training. Please see our policy details for more information.
This training is held at the Study Society
151 Talgarth Road,
Details of our booking policies can be found here.
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