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Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management

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Drawing on her study of multiple traditions and lineages—from ancient yoga practices to current neuroscientific research on yoga benefits and contraindications—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 ma ...more
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Published April 9th 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Charlene
pg. 179

We know how easy it is to numb out, to find ways to distract ourselves from our own difficult emotions. When painful feelings arise for clients, unhealthy patterns may reassert themselves -- default strategies like bingeing on food, drugs, or alcohol, zoning out on television, or oversleeping. Sometimes even healthy strategies help us and our clients avoid being honest with ourselves. We can become compulsive about exercise. Even yoga practice can be an escape from what's right in front o
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Courtney Meadows
I'm not totally on board with the spiritual aspects but as someone who has done yoga for a few years, I find a lot of value in doing breathing exercises and meditation - as a way of centering and coming back to myself so that I can then do the healing work I need to do. I think while this is geared towards therapists, non-therapists can find value in either applying the exercises to themselves or for asking their therapists to work with them in this way.
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