Trauma-Informed Meditation, Breathwork, and Yoga for Concussion and TBI
Includes a Live Web Event on 02/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)
In this highly interactive online workshop, you’ll leave with a range of practical, research-backed tools to improve patient outcomes and mitigate clinician burnout. We’ll cover the causes and consequences of TBI, meditation and breathwork techniques to regulate the nervous system and improve attention skills, chair yoga modifications for balance and dizziness, trauma-informed teaching techniques, language and cuing best practices for cognitive processing and memory, and more. There will be hands-on practice teaching in small groups, interactive Q&A, live meditation and yoga practices, and interactive breakouts to connect with clinical peers.
- Explain basic neuroscience and mechanism of meditation and breathwork for brain injury rehabilitation.
- Describe the Intention, Attention, and Attitude mindfulness framework and why helpful for physical therapy after TBI.
- Teach 1-2 brief meditation practices to improve attention control, mood, and interoception.
- Teach 1-2 simple breathing exercise for nervous system regulation and pain management.
- Design an individualized, TBI-friendly chair yoga sequence.
MPH, PhD, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
Dr. Pearce (she/her) is the Senior Director of Programs and Research at LoveYourBrain, a national nonprofit that delivers evidence-based holistic health programs for the brain injury community. She oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of LoveYourBrain Yoga, Mindset, and Retreats programs on a large scale. She has trained over 2,500 clinicians, yoga teachers, brain injury advocates, people with brain injury, and caregivers in how to adapt yoga, mindfulness, and psychoeducation for this population. She has developed a range of TBI-specific evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program curricula and integrated them into 60+ community and 30+ clinical contexts and online. She recently completed a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Dartmouth College investigating the impact of yoga and meditation for people with neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, and has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals on these topics. She lives in Vermont with her husband, the Executive Director of LoveYourBrain Foundation, and their three children. You can learn more about her here.
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