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Enhance Alliance and Compliance with Yoga

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Amy Weintraub, MFA, C-IAYT
1 Hour 54 Minutes
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Mar 23, 2019
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The work of therapy can’t begin in earnest if the client’s mind is racing with anxiety, fogged by depression, or so tense that the entire body is locked in place.

Teaching yoga skills to clients who have trouble self-regulating and managing their energy and moods can quiet mental chatter, reduce bodily tension, and heighten mental awareness. It can also heighten a client’s readiness to dive deeper into the work of therapy.

In this workshop recording, you’ll learn clinically appropriate, evidence-based yoga practices that can be done in a chair, right in your office, and work quickly to focus the mind.



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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LIfeforce Yoga Healing Institute

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT500, YACEP, C-IAYT, the author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, created LifeForce Yoga, a protocol used in health care settings worldwide.

Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Amy Weintraub is the owner and director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. She receives compensation as an international presenter and royalties as a published author. She is a research consultant for Butler Hospital/Brown University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Texas. Ms. Weintraub receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Amy Weintraub has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Identify, practice, and prescribe two standing yoga breathing techniques and a simple tone-based meditation to elevate mood and help clients suffering from depression.
  2. Identify, practice, and prescribe breathing techniques, tones (mantras), and hand gestures (mudras) to calm anxiety and mitigate a panic attack.
  3. Demonstrate and recommend imagery and hand gesture (mudra) to support client’s positive affirmation and increase self-compassion.
  4. Identify, practice, and prescribe two seated yoga breathing techniques and a visual imagery exercise to help clients self-regulate. 


Introduction of LifeForce Yoga

Meeting the mood of the client

  • Breathing practices for meeting anxiety
  • Breathing practices for meeting depression
  • Images, Mantras, and Mudras

General Centering with imagery, sound, & breath

  • Intention for work
  • Anuloma Krama & Violama Krama (Stair-Step Breath)
  • Breath of Joy

Cue to Direct Sensation

  • Specific and direct
  • Cues to specific body parts
  • Body, energy, & spacious awareness

Centring for Anxiety

  • Eagle mudra & Shamaya mantra
  • Pulling Prana

Centring for Depression

  • Mahara mantra
  • Power Hara

Centring for Trauma

  • 4:4:6 Breath & other considerations

Talking Points

Demonstrations & Additional Practices

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 6

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