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Upcoming CPD courses from The Minded Institute

While full details will follow, if you're looking ahead to 2014 thinking you want to learn more, you might be interested in some of these upcoming courses, incorporating mind-body practices and neuroscientific principles:

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Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for Addictions A 4-day Professional Development Course

Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for Addictions
A 4-day Professional Development Course
London, NW1 3JA - 22-25 January 2015 - 9am-6pm daily

Yoga is a remarkable practice.  It builds self-awareness, strength, clarity of mind and resilience and many of its practices can be used as coping mechanisms to overcome personal difficulties.   By clearly understanding how yoga promotes confidence, resilience, and physiological changes, it can be tailored to support people who are addicted to substances and help prevent relapse.  Combining specialized yoga practice with mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT - a common psychological approach in addictions treatment) techniques, offers a method of healing that supports the whole person.  This approach includes physiology, psychology, and behavior, thus enhancing the likelihood of preventing relapse and overcoming addictions.

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Healing Space: Yoga for People Living with Cancer

Healing Space: Yoga for People Living with Cancer

A Professional Development Course with

Jude Murray & Heather Mason

 20 - 22 February + 20-22 March 2015 in London

Open to qualified yoga teachers - This is a 90 hours post-qualifying course recognized by the Independent Yoga Network.

Yoga research for cancer is now the fastest growing field, as yoga can substantially improve the quality of life of people with cancer and recovering from cancer.  Yoga for cancer is currently being explored in depth in various hospitals and MD Anderson, considered the world's premiere cancer hospital, has a multitude of programs and is conducting regular research.

Join us for this in depth, experiential and heart-led training course aimed at qualified yoga teachers who wish to work with people living with cancer and other long term or life-limiting illness. Yoga helps people to feel better in mind, body and spirit. This practice has helped many people through illness and injury to stay calm and balanced through times of crisis and stress.  While not a cure for cancer, yoga can help calm the body and mind and help cope with diagnosis and treatment. It can also help to alleviate symptoms and side effects such as tiredness, pain, nausea, sleep problems and depression. Post-treatment, yoga can be a gentle way to help you stay physically active, to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, to help keep you calm and centered and help reconnect with the body.

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Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for PTSD

Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for PTSD
A 5-day Professional Development training with
Heather Mason and Guest Speakers:
Dr. Patricia Gerbarg + Dana Moore
London ~ 11-15 April 2015 ~ 9am – 5pm Daily

PTSD has a significant physiological component, which may not be effectively treated by cognitive therapeutic approaches, i.e. top down therapeutic approaches.  Current evidence suggests only 50 percent of people in treatment experience relief and 66 percent of those who responded become symptomatic again 6 months after treatment.  The specific neuropathology of PTSD brings into question the efficacy of talking therapy as the sole form of treatment.  Research suggests body-based approaches are an important consideration due to the neuropathology of PTSD, in part, because they may support the necessary neuroplastic changes to engage in long-term effective treatment and short-term symptom relief for those with PTSD.

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Yoga Therapy for Insomnia + For Better Sleep

A 4-Day Professional Development Course
with Lisa Sanfilippo + Heather Mason

May 1-4, 2015 in London

Learn the techniques and practices that help you and your yoga students or clients to sleep better.  Insomnia, sleeplessness, and interrupted sleep have reached epidemic levels. According to the recent Great British Sleep Survey, more than half the population suffers from insomnia or sleep problems at some point in their lives, leaving many exhausted and frustrated. Both practical experience and mounting research evidence confirm that yoga and complementary techniques support better sleep and therefore improve wellbeing. This unique training offers an techniques and approaches that promote deeper mental and physical relaxation for easier and better quality sleep.

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