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Holiday Survival Tips Part 2 – Yoga and Boundaries

Holiday Survival Tips Part 2 – Yoga and Boundaries

Sensitive people can get scapegoated in dysfunctional family dynamics, so it’s also useful to remember that we are never responsible for someone else’s emotions and we do not have to be scapegoats for their pain or unintegrated trauma. We can care about them, but we never have to be emotional garbage cans for them.

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Holiday Survival Tips – Part 1

Holiday Survival Tips – Part 1

When I first started working on this yearend series of blogs (which are based on a Holiday Survival guide I created for a course recently), I was thinking about drunk uncles at Christmas dinner and/or sister-in-laws overflowing with unsolicited advice

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Yielding to the Season

Yielding to the Season

The waning light feels like a direct call from the season to act accordingly – less busy-ness, more rest, less activity, more reflection. The season nudges us to yield.

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Are Chakras a Developmental Map?

Are Chakras a Developmental Map?

Are Chakras a Developmental Map? By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | November 14, 2021 COMMENTSRecently I was asked if I think chakras are a developmental map.  A developmental map explains human psychological development across the lifespan. Probably the most famous map was...

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Trust Your Gut Brain – A City of Jewels

Trust Your Gut Brain – A City of Jewels

Incidentally, the yogis called the gut chakra Manipura, which means, “The City of Jewels.” Clearly, some of the microbiota citizens are hard working and excellent at what they do – they’re the jewels of the city. They keep you healthy. But others are kinda evil and cause problems.

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There’s a Troll in my Chakras

There’s a Troll in my Chakras

The reason the existence of chakras is relevant and important is that we are in the middle of a massive health care crisis – which has been building for many years and has intensified with COVID. 90 percent of the $3.8 T that gets spent on health care in the U.S. goes to chronic diseases.

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Polyvagal Theory Psycho-educational Tools

Polyvagal Theory Psycho-educational Tools

Polyvagal Theory Psycho-educational Tools By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | September 29, 2021 COMMENTS I had these graphic cartoons commissioned by a terrific young artists a few years ago and many of my students have found them useful for themselves or their students (if...

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Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | March 9 – 11, 2023

Subtle® Yoga for Behavioral Health Intensive: Anxiety and Depression | March 9 – 11, 2023

Yoga offers a holistically oriented, cost-effective approach that complements current treatment strategies for mental health and substance use disorders. Murali Doraiswamy, a Duke University researcher who conducted a systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders concluded, “The search for improved treatments, including non-drug based, to meet the holistic needs of patients is of paramount importance.
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Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | April 14 – 16, 2023

Subtle® Yoga for Mental Health Intensive: Trauma and Addiction Recovery | April 14 – 16, 2023

The application of yoga techniques to assist in managing chronic pain and the role of spirituality in healing will also be explored. Participants will be introduced to a yoga-informed biopsychosocialspiritual model that addresses treatment as well as recovery, prevention and health promotion. Review of ethical standards for behavioral health providers and yoga practitioners will help to identify alignment and areas where further exploration is needed.
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Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals | Sept 2023 – Dec 2023

Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals | Sept 2023 – Dec 2023

The Subtle®Yoga Teacher Training Certification for Behavioral Health Professionals focuses on learning how to practice and guide clients through yoga breathing, postures, and meditation practices which can benefit mental health and emotional well-being. Participants will learn to teach safe, effective, accessible yoga practices to individuals and groups with a focus on sharing yoga with clients in behavioral health settings. Participants will be introduced to the basics of postures including alignment, anatomy and physiology, and learn how to adapt practices for an office setting.
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