Mind Body Solutions offers practical, experiential workshops for healthcare professionals in all fields. Participants:
- Learn basic, practical mind-body truths and how to put them into action.
- Improve mind-body interactions with patients, clients, friends, and family.
- Gain practical strategies to integrate these truths into their work day.
- Learn how to better manage their own stress and the stress of others.
- Feel more committed to their profession and a life of helping others.
Our signature offering for all healthcare professionals is a three-day workshop entitled, Integrating Yogic Principles Into the Delivery of Healthcare.
We also offer customized shorter workshops from two to eight hours. Areas include:
- Acute trauma and care
- Medical rehabilitation
- Mental health
- Orthopedics and Neurological Deficits
- Pain management
- Eating disorders
- Chemical dependency
- Elderly care
Integrating Yogic Principles in the Delivery of Healthcare
A weekend workshop for Healthcare Providers from Matthew Sanford and Mind Body Solutions
Nov 3-5, 2017 Register here
How is this different from our Level I Adapting Yoga for Disability workshop?
We have designed this workshop to teach the principles of yoga with less emphasis on the poses and more on practical application to one’s professional practice and personal life. This weekend is about improving mind-body interactions in all contexts, on transforming the therapeutic relationship between caregiver and client, and applying this in a healthcare setting. In this way, both the client and the caregiver are nourished. Clients have improved outcomes and caregivers are more effective and engaged.
Prepare for a weekend of exploration and inquiry as you learn and practice how the ancient principles of yoga can be applied and used immediately in your professional practice. Topics will include the mind body nature of disability, how utilizing a holistic approach nourishes both the client and the caregiver, teaching the experience of a pose, establishing compassionate boundaries, principles of alignment, subtle sensations in the body, resistance to change in the current healthcare model, and self-practice.
Ample time will be spent in the learning and practice of techniques that will be immediately applicable in the healthcare setting. Time will also be directed toward establishing a personal practice so providers will understand the effect of the principles they will be using in the clinical setting.
No yoga experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to remove shoes in the studio.
- Describe how the incorporation of yogic principles into one’s professional practice leads to improved patient outcomes.
- Recognize that yogic principles improve therapeutic relationships, resulting in benefits for both clients and caregivers.
- Demonstrate how to integrate yogic mind body techniques into your professional and personal practice.
- Identify the challenges to implementation in the current healthcare environment and ways to effectively integrate new practices.
Continuing Education Requirements:
This workshop has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing and the MN Board of Social Work continuing education requirements.
- This course has been approved for continuing education hours by the following:
- MN Board of Physical Therapy, Category 1, 16.5 hours
- MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, 16.6 hours
- MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, 16.5 hours
- MN Board of Psychology, 16.5 hours
- Friday afternoon session
- 1:00 to 4:00pm - Four Realms of Mind-Body Interaction
- 4:00pm to 4:30pm – Break
- 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Realizing Subtle Sensation Grounding, Expansion, Balance, and Rhythm
9am to 11am – The Science Behind the Mind-Body Approach, Challenges of the Existing Healthcare Model
- 11:00pm to 12:30pm – Lunch on your own
- 12:30pm to 2:30pm Interactive practice session – Moving it Toward the Practical
- 2:30pm to 3:00pm Break
- 3:00pm to 5:30pm – Panel Discussions with Patients and Caregivers
- 9am to 10:15am – Mind-body yoga practice
- 10:15am to noon – Strategies – Bringing it to the Workplace
- Noon to 1:00pm – Light lunch (provided) with adaptive students
- 1:00pm to 3pm – Assisting in an Adaptive Class, Closing discussion
- Enroll Now! Cost: $495 (price does not include lodging or meals)
- Early Bird Registration – Register 60 days prior to the workshop and take $25 off full tuition. Groups of 3 or more receive $50 off per participant. Discounts cannot be combined. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
- Workshop location: Mind Body Solutions Studio: 17516 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345 see map. MBS strives to provide an accessible learning
environment for all. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need special accommodations.
November 3-5, 2017
Cancellation Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing to MBS. A refund, minus a $100 processing fee will be made for requests by the first day of the workshop.
A Mind-Body Approach to Trauma and PTSD
A weekend workshop with Matthew Sanford and Mind Body Solutions
April 7-8, 2017 Register Here
This workshop, intended for professional caregivers, educators and yoga teachers, takes an experiential approach to exploring how trauma and PTS (post-traumatic stress) affect the mind-body relationship and how a mind-body approach creates different opportunities for healing. Through guided experiential activities, group discussion, and creative problem solving, participants will gain an intuitive understanding of how PTS affects a person’s sense of presence both within his or her body and within the world. Participants will hear real life stories of PTSD and trauma and learn approaches to helping, rather than simply treating, people suffering with PTSD.
Post-traumatic stress lies on a continuum and lands in the silent, or intangible, parts of the mind-body relationship. In this workshop you will learn certain mind-body truths and how they relate to one’s sense of presence. You will reconsider and rethink what a memory is and how the body holds time. You’ll learn how to help clients realize their own sensation of “the present”. And you will come away with intuitive strategies for helping those with PTSD move toward healing.
Some yoga experience is strongly recommended. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan to remove shoes in the studio.
Participants will develop knowledge in the following areas:
- Recognize the experiential nature of PTS (Post Traumatic Stress)
- Identify some of the key mind-body sensations associated with PTS and trauma.
- Explore how a mind-body approach can mitigate some of the symptoms of PTSD.
- Compare how a mind-body approach differs from current trauma-based therapies for PTSD and trauma.
- Design a different, expanded approach to helping someone with PTSD/trauma.
- Learn how to include someone suffering with PTSD into his or her own realization of healing.
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing and MN Board of Social Work continuing education requirements. Approval for 10 hours of continuing education has been received by the following:
MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
MN Board of Psychology
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, LPC/LPCC/LADC
Hours: Friday, April 7, 2017, from 6-9pm Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 8:30am-5pm
Location: MBS Studio
Matthew Sanford, MA, E-RYT
Amy Samson-Burke, MPT, PYT, OYI
“Disconnection with one’s body can be one of the most overlooked—and possibly undervalued–aspects of trauma, whether the trauma is primarily physical, psychological, or both. Yet, finding a way to reconnect—even in small ways through gradual body awareness—can bring a type of healing that reaches where more “surface” interventions can’t. As a VA psychologist who works primarily with Veterans who have experienced significant physical trauma, my training at MBS was both professionally and personally valuable in thinking about aspects of deeper healing.”
~ Sarah Brindle, Staff Psycholgist, SCI Unit, VA Long Beach, CA
- Welcome and Introductions/Overview of workshop
- Introduction to PTSD and where it lies in the body
- Accessing the subtle body
- Realms of Mind-Body Interaction
- Centering Activities
- Real Stories of PTSD
- Practice Activities
- Quieting Poses
8:30am- 5:00pm with morning/afternoon breaks and a one-hour lunch
- Yoga Practice led by Matthew Sanford
- Comparing a mind-body approach to current therapies for trauma and PTSD
- How a Mind-Body approach opens opportunities for healing
- Group and partner learning activities
- The role of props and reference
- Working Toward Healing
- Strategies for working with clients and students
- Taking it into real-life situations
- Final discussion/Q&A