If you feel anxious, stressed, or out of control, then this course is for you. Many of us make or force things to happen to make us feel safe and at ease. However, this comfort rarely lasts and only perpetuates the need to control and your world or anxiety symptoms.
Meditation is an excellent tool for anxiety because it’s emphasis on present-moment awareness, offers an alternative view-point, and a different, new, state of being. With a bit of understanding and practice, you’ll be surprised how quickly meditation and mindfulness can produce such profound change.
You have the power within to foster the change you want!
What To Expect:
The Meditation for Anxiety Management course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about meditation and how it can be used to manage and reduce anxiety. It can be for those who personally suffer from anxiety or practitioners who work with such individuals.
Meditation for anxiety management course will provide an understanding of:
- What meditation and mindfulness are
- The difference between stress and anxiety
- The physiological process that activates the flight or fight response and changes that occur with stress
- How the fight or flight response can lead to anxiety
- How meditation fosters physical and mental change that reduces anxiety symptoms
- Common misconceptions of meditation to help encourage your clientele to begin a meditative practice
- Steps to meditate
- Five (5) audio guided meditations and scripts available
Continuing Education for Yoga Therapists
This course is currently under review for approval as an IAYT Approved Professional Development continuing education course. Competency areas covered are:
- Category 2.1 Anatomy and Physiology
- Category 2.3 Psychology and Mental Health
- Category 2.5 Body and Mind Integration
- Category 3.1 Yoga Therapy Tools
If you already are a health provider or healer, you’ll be able to quickly apply these concepts into your practice.
Who this is course is for:
- Those interested in meditation mindfulness training
- Anyone who wants to reduce stress and anxiety
- Those who want to be empowered or achieve mental wellbeing
- Existing healthcare providers or healers who want to offer alternative tools for anxiety management
- No prior meditation knowledge or experience needed
Lead Instructor: Stephanie Gutzmer, AuD, E-RYT
Supplemental and Reference Materials:
Bruce Lipton, PhD. The Biology of Belief. California: Hay House, 2005.
Charles Duhigg. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. New York: Random House, 2014.
Horovitz, Ellen and Elgelid, Staffan. Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Jon Kabat-Zinn. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Bantam Books, 2013.