Yoga Interventions for Pediatric Trauma and Anxiety

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Yoga Interventions for Pediatric Trauma and Anxiety


Yoga Interventions for Pediatric Trauma & Anxiety

Presented by Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT

COURSE DATE: September 28, 2019
Suma Kids, Inc.
1190 Burnett Avenue, Suite D
Concord, CA

Faculty:  Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT has been a practicing pediatric therapist for 30+ years and a pioneer in the use of yoga as a therapeutic modality for the past 19 years. Her work with yoga has been researched, published and cited in numerous journal articles and is the foundation for a researched preparatory program widely used in New York City Schools’ special needs classrooms. Anne brings a wealth of treatment options to pediatric therapy through yoga and continues to expand her knowledge and sharing through her dynamic yoga trainings.

Course Description:

Therapists: Do you work with children who are highly reactive, have difficulty maintaining an even emotional state, or who may go into their own world when stressed?
Do parents or teachers report activities or places that seem to "trigger" emotions or withdrawal?
Does the child worry excessively, become easily overwhelmed or avoidant?

This workshop will offer tools and strategies to help the child/teen navigate the difficulties of trauma and anxiety in day-to-day life. The therapist will gain an understanding of dynamics, triggers, and physiology, as well as learn specific yoga and mindfulness-based activities and routines to help restore nervous system homeostasis. A combination of lecture and labs will be presented.

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Course Objectives:

  • Identify at least three of the most common childhood traumas.

  • Understand physiology of PTSD and identify two common manifestations.

  • Identify at least three ways anxiety can manifest physiologically, including the impact on all body systems.

  • Identify and apply at least two appropriate routines to address fear and withdrawal.

  • Identify two tools and two strategies to engage the disengaged child.

*6 contact hours awarded to all attendees/.6AOTA CEUs awarded to all OTs and OTAs

Click to Register ($250)