Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT


NEW COURSE/RETREAT OFFERED IN DELRAY BEACH, FLA.:

March 1-6, 2020

Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: Embodied nervous system regulation for improving outcomes in therapy.

with Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, and Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT. 

I am delighted to be joining my colleague Joann Lutz to present this exciting workshop in the beautiful and relaxing retreat setting at Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, Delray Beach, Florida. The course meets in the mornings, March 2-6; afternoons and evenings are free-- Gift yourself this fabulous opportunity ! ~Deb

An application for 23 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Yoga Therapists has been submitted. 

This workshop provides mental health professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression.

The training includes the in-depth study of polyvagal theory, the physiology of trauma, and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, yoga nidra, and meditation. The material will be taught through lecture, case discussions, experiential exercises, and hands-on practicums.

You can expect to:

  • Develop a basic fluency in the language of the polyvagal theory (a theory of how the autonomic nervous system functions), and its application in yogic and somatic approaches to self-regulation. 

  • Understand the physiologically-based stages of trauma. Learn how to incorporate yoga-based therapeutic interventions for autonomic nervous-system regulation, into the individual or group therapy session, to reduce the impact of trauma on the body and mind.

  • Improve your ability to recognize and respond to your own patterns and nuances of autonomic state shifts, and to support more adaptive response patterns in your clients.

Bring home experience and techniques which you can apply immediately!

CASA SAN CARLOS RETREAT CENTER, WITH POOL, JACUZZI, WALKING PATHS, POND, CENTRAL AIR. (www.casasancarlos.org)

THE RETREAT SITE

Spend five days in this beautiful retreat center in Delray Beach. You can enjoy a private or semi-private room, facing the courtyard, steps from the pool and jacuzzi, and a 20-minute ride to the ocean beaches. (Private rooms with private baths are limited. Please register early). Three vegan or omnivore meals per day are available and included with your stay.

Commuters and participants staying off-site are welcome.

PRICING AND REGISTRATION

The EARLY BIRD RESIDENTIAL PRICE, including tuition and three meals a day, available until December 1, 2020, is:

$1500, private room and bath.

$1400, private room, semi-private bath;

$1200 per person, semi-private room and bath.

Fees increase $100 after that date.

NON-RESIDENTIAL RATE, INCLUDING WELCOME DINNER AND TUITION, IS $850**.

(Other meals are not included.)

You can register by clicking HERE, or by clicking the red 'register' button and sending a deposit of $500, paid by check, refundable until Jan. 1, 2020. Details on the registration page. The balance is due by January 15, 2020.

***Space is limited! Be sure to register early to insure on-site accommodations.***

ABOUT JOANN AND DEB:

JOANN LUTZ, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT (CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST)

Joann is a psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher with more than 40 years in the field, and 20 years of experience offering clinical social work services. She currently trains mental health clinicians internationally as a consultant for PESI, Inc., and independently. Her book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, will be published in 2020 by Handspring Press. She is the author of a NASW-MA CE course, "Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice, " and the paper "Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation." published in "Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference, 2014," published by Cambridge Scholars. Her website is www.yogainpsychotherapy.com.

DEB GRANT, LCSW, RSMT (REGISTERED SOMATIC MOVEMENT THERAPIST)

Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT, provides consultation and teaches professional development workshops to helping professionals exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. Deb has co-presented workshops with Deb Dana, LCSW, and most recently co-authored a chapter with Deb Dana, titled, "The Polyvagal Playlab: Helping Therapists Bring Polyvagal Theory to their Clients," in the book entitled "Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies." (Editors: Stephen Porges and Deb Dana) Deb Grant holds an M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has been in private practice since 1995, and holds yoga teacher certifications as well as certification as a somatic movement educator. Her websites are www.debgrant.net and beyourdance.com.