Yoga for Child Mental Health

An inspiring mental health professional and yoga teacher named Schiavoni has married up her social work and yoga practice to create a specialised program for children struggling with psychological and emotional issues.

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Dec 07, 2016
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http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_e55233...

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday everyone. You will love this article if you are interested in yoga or child and adolescent mental health...and will really love it if you are interested in both!

An inspiring mental health professional and yoga teacher named Schiavoni has married up her social work and yoga practice to create a specialised program for children struggling with psychological and emotional issues. Through yoga poses, games and discussion, Schiavoni helps students identify what makes them feel happy and how to create “ups” when life has them feeling “down.” She said she has seen her students improve their social, motor and communication skills, along with their self-esteem. Parents, too, have noticed the impact the class has had on their children.

We hope you enjoy the article and feel suitably inspired :)

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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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