Moving Beyond Alcohol Abuse and Violent Relationships through Yoga

Please find linked here the story of Emma, aged 42, who managed to find her way out of alcohol abuse and violent relationships through yoga.

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Oct 22, 2016
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Please find linked here the story of Emma, aged 42, who managed to find her way out of alcohol abuse and violent relationships through yoga.

Emma started drinking at a very young age, following a sense of devastation over her parent’s divorce, and then got involved with a very dangerous man in her teens. She also took a range of class-A drugs and was generally struggling with many aspects of her psychological and emotional life.

A turning point for Emma came in her thirties when she got involved with a particularly violent man, who assaulted her so badly that she has been left with permanent back pain. She took herself off for a two-week yoga retreat in Egypt, realising that something in her life had to drastically change.

Emma undertook a three-month residential yoga teacher training in 2006 and has never looked back; she believes that devoting herself to yoga in this way has enabled her to completely turn her life around. To read the full and inspiring story, please follow the link to the article. Namaste.

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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