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      September 25, 2020

      Friday   2:00 PM

      1478 Blood Brook Road
      Fairlee, Vermont 05045

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      LifeBreath: A Yoga and Meditation Immersion Training for Mental Health Professionals

      LIFEBREATH : A Yoga and Meditation Immersion Training for Mental Health Professionals at Milldale Farm, Fairlee VT Date: 9/25/20 With Lillian Lennox LMHC C-iRest ERYT 500 LifeBreath offers a two-part evidence-based curriculum for Mental Health Professionals: Acquire skills and resources to increase resilience and protect against compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burnout and post-traumatic injury. The second curriculum: To increase clinicians knowledge and skills to bring contemporary psychology, Vedanta psychology, yoga and iRest meditation based resources to their own clients in a way that is safe, effective, and relevant.  LifeBreath is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for specialized traditional and CAM-based, trauma-informed clinicians and instructors. This training immersion is a 3 Day on-site training located at :  Milldale Farm Center For Wellness 1461 Bloodbrook Rd Fairlee, VT Date: Friday, September 25 - Sunday September 27, 2020 Online Registration required prior to training. Application for continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at Milldalefarmwellness@gmail.com for the status of CE accreditation. LifeBreath: Objectives of Training • Identify symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma & Burnout • Identify key life and work stress factors • Comprehend the function of the Polyvagal Nerve • Practice up-regulation and down-regulation to promote flexible tone between connection(feed, breed, rest & digest) and mobilization (fight, flight, freeze) • Comprehend patterns of disconnection, connection and protection and identify ways to use the social engagement system to foster nourishing connection • Understand the neuroscience of transforming thoughts that undermine into thoughts that foster growth, gratitude, and forward movement • Practice physiology of breathing with guided experiential practice • Practice Self Assessment tools to efficiently identify and transform key stressors • Return to everyday life with a deeper awareness and a set of practices to support self-regulation and well-being LifeBreath: Overall Purpose Stress is one of the greatest challenges for people and may create difficulties that profoundly impact our connection with self and others. Stress ‘managed’ can be a source of motivation, deep creativity and change. Stress ‘unmanaged’ can be catastrophic. Because chronic or overwhelming stress can disrupt every physiological function and contributes in significant ways to acute and chronic psychological and physical disorder including heart disease, immune disorders, pain syndromes, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions. “Chronic stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death in America: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, substance abuse, gambling and suicide.” - American Psychological Association “Stress is the underlying cause of 60% of all human illness and disease.” - American Institute of Stress. LifeBreath offers a curriculum specifically designed to meet the growing demand for specialized trauma-informed mental health clinicians and yoga therapy instructors who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills that will allow them to bring yoga skills and iRest meditation to their own clients in a way that is safe, effective, and relevant. LifeBreath training includes an additional curriculum focused on clinicians acquiring skills and resources to increase resilience and protect against compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout. The LifeBreath training will cover 4 specific categories including: • Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory • Introduction to Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra: Caring for the Five Subtle Bodies • Exploring Thought Bombs: Cognition & Consciousness through the lens of Vedanta Philosophy & Contemporary Psychology • Practices to Deepening Polyvagal Flexibility & Tone The LifeBreath training will include daily practices that are directly transferable to your clients including, yoga breathing exercises (pranayama) and iRest meditation. WELCOME TO THE LIFEBREATH TRAINING Lillian 'Iswari' Lennox, LMHC, C-iRest®, E-RYT 500 was born in Leicester, England and lived in Sydney, Australia for a number of years before settling in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. An adventurer on land and sea she was called at a young age to understand the path of healing from severe psychological trauma. With an MA in Counseling Psychology and a private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts, she has specialized in bringing traditional, complimentary and alternative (CAM) approaches to assist in the prevention and treatment of complex stress injuries including vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burn-out and PTSD experienced in high stress military and civilian occupations. A graduate of the International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University, Lillian is also trained in interventions and preventions that promote the resilience, mental, social health and integration of individuals, families and communities who have endured catastrophic psychosocial trauma. She is currently a member of the Western Massachusetts Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Her LifeBreath and Liberation Yoga programs are rooted in the deep belief that we are here to help and learn from each other, as well as from the natural world. Reflecting the integrative and interdisciplinary quality of her treatments and programs, Lillian is a Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher, a Sivananda Advanced Yoga Teacher E-RYT500 and a Certified Level II EMDR practitioner. The LifeBreath Teams strengths are found in their deep belief that we are here to help and learn from each other and all beings. We deeply believe that yogic practices, love, humor and community connection will restore us to balance. DETAILED SCHEDULE LIFEBREATH : A Yoga and Meditation Immersion Training for Mental Health Professionals at Milldale Farm, Fairlee VT Date: 9/25/20 - 9/27/20 With Lillian Lennox LMHC C-iRest ERYT 500 FRIDAY 2.00PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Basic Skills for Self Regulation - Meditation (15 min)  Learning Objectives: Calm the five senses and build Self Regulation with senses wide open. Building Self Regulation through identifying the five subtle bodies including the body of sensation, breath and energy, feelings and emotions, cognition and the body of joy. Increase Self Regulation through improved management of Cognition/Thoughts. Rotate Through the Body of Sensation building Somatic Awareness Strengthen movements in consciousness. 2.15PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Breathing Based Safe Coping Resources - Pranayama (15 min) Learning Objectives: Practice five different types of breathing exercises to increase Self Regulation, Prevent Stress and Integrate Existing Traumatic Injury by calming the nervous system. Know multiple ways in which breath and cognition are linked and how to use this knowledge and practice to calm the para-sympathetic system. Practice multiple resources to strengthen polyvagal tone and flexibility producing easeful movement between up-regulation and down-regulation. Discover the ‘divine gap’ down regulation at the end of the exhaling breath. 2.30PM Self Regulation, Somatic & Sensory Hatha Yoga Based Resources to Strengthen Polyvagal  Flexibility and Increase Awareness and (60min) 4PM CHECK IN AND REGISTRATION Program Overview and Question in Depth  Set Foreground                                 Receive and Review Manuals    Logistics/Questions/Group Intentions  5PM DINNER 6PM Gather for open discussion, feedback, questions  6.45PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra (15 min) Installing the Inner Resource of Ease and Well Being Learning Objectives: Strengthening capacity through titrating exposure to increase tolerate to expo sure to memory and return reminders of traumatic stress injuries from the past. Building capacity and resiliency to tolerate stress in the present moment 7PM END SATURDAY 8AM SIGN IN 8.15AM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Basic Skills for Self Regulation - Meditation (15 min)  Learning Objectives: Calm the five senses and build Self Regulation with senses wide open. Building Self Regulation through identifying the five subtle bodies including the body of sensation, breath and energy, feelings and emotions, cognition and the body of joy. Increase Self Regulation through improved management of Cognition/Thoughts. Rotate Through the Body of Sensation building Somatic Awareness Strengthen movements in consciousness. 8.30AM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Breathing Based Safe Coping Resources - Pranayama (15 min) Learning Objectives: Practice five different types of breathing exercises to increase Self Regulation, Prevent Stress and Integrate Existing Traumatic Injury by calming the nervous system. Know multiple ways in which breath and cognition are linked and how to use this knowledge and practice to calm the para-sympathetic system. Practice multiple resources to strengthen polyvagal tone and flexibility producing easeful movement between up-regulation and down-regulation. Discover the ‘divine gap’ down regulation at the end of the exhaling breath. 8.45AM Self Regulation, Somatic & Sensory Hatha Yoga Based Resources (60min) Learning Objectives: Strengthen Polyvagal Flexibility Increase Somatic, Sensory & Consciousness based Awareness 10AM BRUNCH & BREAK 11.30AM LECTURE I: The Polyvagal Theory (80 min) 12.50PM BREAK 1.15PM LECTURE II: Introduction to Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra: Caring for the Five Subtle Bodies (75 min) 2.30PM BREAK 3PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra (90 min) Rotation Through the Body of Sensation Strengthening Self Regulation through Somatic and Consciousness based Awareness Practices 5.00PM DINNER 6.00PM Gather for clinical application and self care based discussion, feedback, questions 6.45PM Practicum Resource Building for Clinical Practice:  Basic Skills for Self Regulation - Meditation (15 min) 7.00PM END SUNDAY 8AM SIGN IN 8.15AM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Basic Skills for Self Regulation - Meditation (15 min)  Learning Objectives: Calm the five senses and build Self Regulation with senses wide open. Building Self Regulation through identifying the five subtle bodies including the body of sensation, breath and energy, feelings and emotions, cognition and the body of joy. Increase Self Regulation through improved management of Cognition/Thoughts. Rotate Through the Body of Sensation building Somatic Awareness Strengthen movements in consciousness. 8.30AM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Breathing Based Safe Coping Resources - Pranayama (15 min) Learning Objectives: Practice five different types of breathing exercises to increase Self Regulation, Prevent Stress and Integrate Existing Traumatic Injury by calming the nervous system. Know multiple ways in which breath and cognition are linked and how to use this knowledge and practice to calm the para-sympathetic system. Practice multiple resources to strengthen polyvagal tone and flexibility producing easeful movement between up-regulation and down-regulation. Discover the ‘divine gap’ down regulation at the end of the exhaling breath. 8.45AM Self Regulation, Somatic & Sensory Hatha Yoga Based Resources (60 min) Learning Objectives: Strengthen Polyvagal Flexibility Increase Somatic, Sensory & Consciousness based Awareness 10AM BRUNCH (90 mins) 11.30AM LECTURE III: Thought Bombs Through the Lens of Contemporary Psychology and Vedanta Philosophy: The practice of cultivating focused cognition (80 min)  12.50PM BREAK 1.15PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practice Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra (60 min) Rotation Through the Body of Sensation Strengthening Self Regulation through Somatic and Consciousness based Awareness Practices 2.15PM BREAK 2.45PM Practicum: Building Resources for Clinical Practices to Deepen Polyvagal Tone (60 min) Learning Objectives: Calm the five senses and build Self Regulation with senses wide open. Building Self Regulation through identifying the five subtle bodies including the body of sensation, breath and energy, feelings and emotions, cognition and the body of joy. Increase Self Regulation through improved management of Cognition/Thoughts. Rotate Through the Body of Sensation building Somatic Awareness Strengthen movements in consciousness. 3.45PM Gather for Planing, Open Discussion, Feedback and Questions (60min) Self-Assessment of Strengths Creating a Self Care Plan   Review of Support, Resources, Ongoing Plan 5.00PM DINNER 6.00PM PROGRAM CLOSES

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