The neurobiological effects of childhood abuse and neglect are well documented. Among other implications, these negative effects can reduce the development of self-regulatory capacities, which in turn inhibits social and emotional functioning and makes traditional mental health interventions less effective. Clinicians at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress have developed a yoga-based psychotherapy group (YBPG) protocol to address deficits in self-regulatory capacities using principles from yoga and movement therapy; during a 14-week trauma-informed group intervention for youth ages 8–12, clinicians at the center use yoga and movement techniques to increase self-awareness and improve self-regulation, self-esteem and pro-social behaviors. This six-hour workshop examines yoga as an alternative treatment, identifies how its principles can be used to provide traumainformed treatment, and includes a copy of the YBPG protocol for each participant. No previous yoga experience is required, and movement is optional.
To learn more about scheduling a personalized training session, please send an email to TraumaticStressTraining@KennedyKrieger.org or call 443-923-5971. We can also be reached by fax at 443-923-5906.