Yoga therapy for PTSD scholarship

Yoga therapy for PTSD: Training Scholarship

Yoga and yoga therapy for trauma has become popular as there is a growing basis of clinical evidence and case reports that its application significantly supports those with PTSD in with the gentle reconnecting to their bodies, improving self-regulation, better socialisation, and increasing positive health behaviours. We’re honoured that The Minded Institute have offered a scholarship place for their ‘Yoga Therapy for PTSD’ for one PTSD UK Supporter who is a yoga teacher or mental health professional.

The scholarship consists of a fully funded place on their upcoming online course which is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

This unique training, run by Heather Mason, the first person in the UK to train with the Boston Trauma Center, not only provides participants with trauma-informed yoga skills, but does a deep dive into neuroscience expounding on how different modes of moving and breathing can positively influence trauma at various stages of acuity and complexity. Insights from neuroscientific research inform us that people who have PTSD need body based interventions to help process traumatic experiences and enhance the resiliency of the nervous system.  Over the years graduates of this programme have used the knowledge gained to work in hospitals, clinics, private practice, and brought their work into the medical and psychological spheres.

In this training you will learn how to use yoga to work with trauma in an evidence based, compassionate, and innovative way useful to your clients and also to yourself.

What the training will cover:

    • An overview of PTSD from a psychological, medical and neuroscientific perspective
    • Research delineating yoga’s value in PTSD
    • How to create safety when working with those with PTSD
    • The difference between yoga and yoga therapy when working with PTSD and how to assure sessions are yoga therapeutic
    • Why yoga is an important intervention in PTSD from a psychological, medical and neuroscientific perspective
    • How yoga is able to alter psychological and neurological functioning in individuals with PTSD and specific practices that can target particular presentations like freezing, hyperarousal, and dissociation.
    • Unique ways that yoga can be tailored to help those with PTSD in graduated and gentle fashion
    • Sensitivities and necessary precautions when using yoga to work with PTSD

The training runs online from 30th November to 4th December 2022 inclusive from 10am – 5pm.

To be eligible for the scholarship place, donated exclusively for PTSD UK Supporters, you must already be a trained yoga teacher or mental health professional

To apply for this fully funded place on the Yoga Therapy for PTSD course, please complete the form below. The place will be allocated to the person who can demonstrate best how they will use this training to impact the lives of people with PTSD, and what this scholarship place will mean to them.



ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED and winners will be announced shortly


In addition to this fully funded scholarship place, The Minded Institute have also very kindly given all PTSD UK supporters a £150 discount off the price of the course. Simply use the code PTSD400 at the checkout at The Minded Institute

Find out more about the link between PTSD, C-PTSD, the nervous system, and how yoga can help support recovery from trauma here

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