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YOGA SKILLS FOR THERAPISTS -
EFFECTIVE PRACTICES FOR MOOD
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“Amy Weintraub helps us to bring the ancient wisdom and scientifically validated power of yoga into our clinical practices. This book is lucid, well documented, and immediately practical. Powerful medicine for our patients and clients, and for all of us.” —James S. Gordon, MD, author, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, founder & director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Drawing on her study of multiple traditions and lineages—from ancient yoga practices to current neuroscientific research on yoga benefits and contraindications—Amy Weintraub presents a compendium of guided breathing exercises, meditations, self-inquiry practices, relaxation exercises, and simple postural adjustments that can readily accompany and complement psychotherapy—no mat or difficult postures required! In clinical practice, these yoga exercises help both clients and therapists regulate their moods—during and in between sessions—and foster a strong therapist/client relationship from the very start. Weintraub walks readers through the first steps, including practices for beginning a session that will help clinicians establish a safe and sacred container for the on-going work of therapy.
With over 50 photographs that clearly illustrate the practices and gestures, detailed, step-by-step instructions, and scripts for guided relaxation and meditations, Yoga Skills for Therapists is a practical, hands-on guide that teaches the power of basic yoga techniques to bring great self-awareness, balance, and lasting well-being.
Table of Contents:
- Why Yoga Now?
- Basic Yoga Principles & Preparations
- Clearing the Space: The Yoga of Breath (Pranayama)
- Cooling the Breath, Calming the Mind: Breathing Practices for Anxiety
- Mood-Elevating Breath Practices
- The Yoga of Sound (Mantra)
- Mudras for Managing Mood
- The Yoga of Imagery (Bhavana) & Affirmation (Sankalpa)
- Relax: Yoga Nidra & iRest
- Welcoming it All: Yogic Self-Inquiry
- On The Mat & More: Referrals, Resources, & Training
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. The author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression, she trains mental health and yoga professionals in adapting yoga for mood disorders in clinical settings at notable national and international venues, including Kripalu and the Omega Institute. The founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, she offers advanced professional certification for mental health and yoga professionals in LifeForce Yoga for depression and anxiety, and workshops for the everyday yoga practitioner.
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Here’s what the Experts are Saying!
“Thank you! Thank you, Amy, for weaving your practical, inspiring yoga therapy skills and heartfelt experience into this groundbreaking book. This easy, clear-to-read manual will enrich us “ol’ war horses” in the healing professions and bring inspiration to a new generation of students, clients, and therapists for years to come.” –Lilias Folan, PBS Host & author, Lilias! Yoga: A Guide to Enhancing Body, Mind, and Spirit in Midlife and Beyond
“Amy Weintraub is a master teacher, and her skills and heart are woven throughout this new classic for therapists, clients, and anyone interested in inner strength and peace.” —Rick Hanson, Ph.D. author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience
of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
“Amy Weintraub represents the new masters of yoga . . . who will carry the art and science into the new millennium. She is one of the forerunners of integrating yoga and therapeutic modalities, and I highly commend her for courageously pioneering this field where others will follow.” —Rama Jyoti Vernon, co-founder, Yoga Journal; founder, Unity in Yoga
“Yoga Skills for Therapists is both practical and inspiring; it will allow you to offer the precious gi???? s of yoga to your clients and deepen the roots of your own practice as well.” —Tara Brach, PhD, author, Radical Acceptance
“Amy Weintraub has produced a groundbreaking manual that will guide a whole new generation of patients and therapists in the use of simple but extremely reliable yoga-based techniques for self-regulation.” —Stephen Cope, LICSW, author, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
A psychotherapist might spend many years studying yoga and still not achieve anything near this elegant, practical, powerful integration.– Donna Eden & David Feinstein, Ph.D., Co-authors, Energy Medicine and The Promise of Energy Psychology
“Yoga Skills for Therapists is Amy Weintraub’s gift of fresh air that weaves detailed instructions for personal and clinical applications with what modern research is now demonstrating to be effective clinical interventions for anxiety, depression, and trauma. Even your own mental and physical health will be greatly enhanced with the accessible steps illustrated in this fabulous contribution to our human journey toward well-being!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Executive Director, Mindsight Institute, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, author, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
“I offer gratitude for Amy Weintraub’s book, which provides those of us in the helping professions with a rich medley of well-designed interventions that enable us to integrate the powerful and now research-proven healing modalities of yoga into our daily interactions with clients.” —Richard Miller, PhD, author, Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, president, Integrative Restoration Institute
“Yoga Skills for Therapists will become a timeless guide for therapists at all levels of experience.” —Richard P. Brown, MD, associate professor in Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; co-author, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD and The Healing Power of the Breath
“Weintraub, a leader in the field of yoga therapy, offers evidence-based, easy-to-introduce strategies for managing anxiety, improving mood, and relieving suffering . . . making it easy to apply the wisdom of yoga effectively in the therapeutic context.” —Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author, Yoga for Pain Relief, editor-in-chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
“. . . an indispensable contribution to the emerging field of integrative mental health. This exceptionally clear and comprehensive discussion of time-honored and effective body-mind interventions should be required reading for all psychotherapists.” —Rubin Naiman, PhD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, author, Healing Nights: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming & Awakening
. . . a concise, easy-to-read book that helps healers center themselves and, by doing so, expand the circle of healing to encompass others.”—Shirley Telles, MBBS, PhD, director of Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India; head, Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in Yoga & Neurophysiology
“. . . well-written and well-researched . . . simple, easy-to-apply but powerful, breathing, meditation, and hand gesture techniques that do not require a mat or body postures. Therapists can easily incorporate these techniques into their practices without otherwise having to change what they do, and clients can use them on their own. Thank you, Amy, for giving us access to this ancient healing wisdom.” —Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, developer, Internal Family Systems Therapy; author, Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model
“While this book is written for psychotherapists, I highly recommend it to yoga teachers and practitioners looking to understand the mood-management power of yoga’s deeper practices.”
—Danna Faulds, author, Into the Heart of Yoga and Go In and In
“Yoga Skills for Therapists brilliantly opens a door to the physical and spiritual layers of a client—one that therapists and counselors have been waiting to walk through . . . From a place of genuine respect, integrity, and intention, Amy offers easily applied foundational yogic practices to enrich the therapeutic experience for both client and practitioner.” —Elissa Cobb, MA, director of programs, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy; author, The Forgotten Body
“This unique contribution to the integration of yoga, psychotherapy, and neuroscience provides an extensive set of practices for healing stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma . . . Amy deftly combines breathing, gestures, sounds, imagery, and meditation to address specific therapy issues such as mood, attachment, self esteem, and compassion. It is a pleasure to learn from master teacher, Amy Weintraub.” —Patricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant professor in clinical psychiatry, New York Medical College; co-author, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, & Yoga in Mental