Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM CDT

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Mind Body Solutions 
4212 Park Glen Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Bethany Hutchinson 
Mind Body Solutions 

A Mind Body Approach to Trauma & PTSD 
with Matthew Sanford and MBS

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 from 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.

Learning Objectives

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 from 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.  10 hours of continuing education credit has been approved for the following:

MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

MN Board of Psychology

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Course Faculty

Matthew Sanford, MA, E-RYT

Amy Samson-Burke, MPT, PYT, OYI

Workshop Agenda

Day One | 6pm-9pm

  • 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

Day Two | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with morning/afternoon breaks and a one-hour lunch

Morning Session

  • 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
    • Practice
    • Discussion
    • The role of props and reference

Afternoon Session

  • Working Toward Healing
  • Strategies for working with clients and students
  • Taking it into real-life situations
  • Final discussion/Q&A

Workshop fee: $275

Cancellation Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing to MBS. A refund, minus a
$100 processing fee will be made for requests made by the first day of the workshop.