Debra Alvis – Yoga and Mindfulness: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma and Substance Abuse

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Product Name: Debra Alvis – Yoga and Mindfulness: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety Moods Trauma and Substance Abuse
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Faculty:
Debra Alvis
Duration:
6 Hours 6 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 22, 2016

Description

 

Yoga and mindfulness are based on the idea that you can cultivate a healthy, happy, life by intention, using mind-body meditative methods. Recent neuroscience research indicates that these evidence-based practices change the brain in ways that help overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Learn an integrative approach to mind, body, spirit healing using the natural capacity to think, sense, move and feel in the present moment.

Practice interventions with Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD, RYT, experienced yoga and mindfulness teacher, clinician, and researcher that can help your clients regulate their emotions, clarify their thinking, and lessen physical discomforts. Deepen the therapeutic relationship as you awaken your healing presence and empower yourself and your clients to make better choices. You will come away from the seminar with the ability to apply neuroscience in your practice, a profound experience for yourself, and new techniques and protocols designed to improve clinical outcomes.

 

Handouts

Outline

Neuroscience of the Mind-Body Unity

  • Your responsive nervous system: Neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, and how to activate the brain for change
  • Mind-body link: How the mind changes the body and the body changes the mind to transform
  • Networks of interaction and influence: Mirror neurons and attachment
  • How yoga breathing, mindfulness, and meditation bring balance and wellbeing to dysregulated nervous system and a troubled mind

Mindfulness and Yoga as an Evidenced- Based Clinical Intervention: Multicultural Approaches

  • Multicultural guidelines
  • Culturally sensitive applications

A Holistic, Mind/Body Approach

  • Unifying by intention: One with your true being in mind, body, and spirit
  • Top-down: Harness the healing power of thought
  • Bottom-up: Use the body and the breath to activate the vagus nerve for calm and balance
  • Horizontal: Cross modalities and hemispheres to work around defenses and elicit new potentials

Find Courage from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic

  • Turn from fearful anticipation of the future to the mindful present
  • Quickly reduce heightened anxiety with moving meditations
  • Breathing to reverse the fight, flight, freeze stress response
  • Reset the nervous system to find a calm, confident balance

Posttraumatic Growth: A Journey to Transform Trauma

  • Convert implicit memories from the source of pain to a resource for strength
  • Create an internal safe sanctuary
  • Meditative breathing to develop self-regulation and inner control
  • Resonate with inner strength: Mantra and posture practice
  • Elicit the brain’s natural capacity to heal through the mind-body link
  • Nurture compassion for self and others

The Path from Depression

  • Reconnect the disconnect between frontal and limbic areas in depression to stop unproductive ruminations
  • Four-Step method to observe and detach from negative thoughts that elicit depression
  • Develop non-judgmental awareness
  • Breathing and body meditations to balance energy
  • Leave the past by living in the present moment
  • Mindful attuning to your radiant deeper nature
  • Gratitude meditations to nurture a positive life

Rewire the Compromised Reward Pathway in Addiction

  • Detach from drugs
  • Go beyond pleasure and pain
  • Soothe with comfort practices
  • Mindful acceptance
  • Develop a healthy and wise inner compass
  • Find joy from life itself in the present moment

Faculty

Debra Alvis, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, professor, and workplace wellness consultant whose trainings to address compassion fatigue have helped healthcare and mental health professionals around the country, including the medical staff at a flagship state university health center.

Over the last 20 years Dr. Alvis has designed individualized and group programs to promote stress hardiness, work-life balance, and resiliency for nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, and others working in jobs with excessive demands on their empathy. Her work in a range of medical and mental health settings provides her with a keen understanding of these demands and the potential impact on professionals across disciplines.

Dr. Alvis also developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress, and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.

Dr. Alvis lectures, leads retreats around the world, and maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns. She continues to serve as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students, teaches health psychology, and co-leads a research team.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


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