Compassionate Bereavement Care-Yoga Certification®
Grief has distinct physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. Western society and allopathic practices focus on curing painful human emotions. In this model, grief is viewed- and treated- as pathology rather than a natural, normal response to profound losses. A more holistic and non-pathologizing approach, the practice of yoga, in all its forms, has tremendous potential as a means of helping people cope with and integrate traumatic grief.Yet, many yoga instructors have not had any training – to reduce potential risk or harm to vulnerable others – in working with the traumatically bereaved.
The Compassionate Bereavement Care-Yoga Provider (CBC-Y®) brings together the ancient and time-tested teachings of yoga with the most current research in traumatic grief to help yoga teachers who want to work, mindfully and gently, with the traumatically bereaved.
In this 7-day intensive course, taught by researcher Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and yoga therapist Karla Helbert, LPC you will learn how to coalesce the science of grief counseling with the art of yoga and mindfulness practice to truly help clients reconnect, safely, with the world around them.
CBC-Y® Training Yoga Objectives
- Understand grief, including traumatic grief, as a non-pathological and normal response to death, loss and trauma, and how the multiple branches of yoga are particularly suited to support those in traumatic grief and bereavement
- Differentiate between yoga based therapeutic interventions and bio-medical/allopathic models
- Understand and explain the basic concepts of the studied branches of yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Tantra, Karma, Raja, Hatha) and how they complement and support current grief and trauma research
- Understand and explain the yogic model of the Koshas, how grief impacts the koshas, and how this is supported by Mind/Body integrative medicine and current science
- Explain the concepts of the Chakras and the use of the Kosha model therein
- Understand the yogic concepts of the gunas (universal qualities of energy) and how this model is reflected in grief and trauma particularly in terms of post-traumatic stress and current understanding of traumatic grief
- Differentiate/compare concepts of grief in Western and Eastern conceptualizations
- Demonstrate/explain ways to integrate the learning and techniques into student/teacher and client/professional interactions
- Demonstrate clear understanding of how the Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga supports the ATTEND grief model
- Demonstrate ability to apply the use of learned yoga techniques including specifically asana (postures), pranayama(breathing), yoga nidra (guided relaxation) and other yogic practices with the goal of reducing Sympathetic Nervous System dysregulation and other post-traumatic stress symptoms with scripts and practice settings
This training is being held at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center in beautiful Sedona AZ. Cost for the 7-day program is $2900.00 (includes all meals, lodging for six nights, materials, course fee and CBC continuing education credits).
The MISS Foundation does not provide a refund for any reason after the stated cancellation date nor do we offer a refund for cancellation or withdrawal once a program has begun.
*Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant
maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).