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2015

Mindfulness

Aileen J McCabe-Maucher

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A Chair Based Yoga Workshop For Self-Care And Stress Management For Social Workers And Mental Health Professionals, Aileen J. Mccabe-Maucher Aug 2015

A Chair Based Yoga Workshop For Self-Care And Stress Management For Social Workers And Mental Health Professionals, Aileen J. Mccabe-Maucher

Aileen J McCabe-Maucher

ABSTRACT This dissertation is a continuing education unit (CEU) course that teaches social workers and other mental health professionals how to cultivate resiliency and enhance self-care through the ancient practice of yoga. The course explores emerging research that reveals how yoga and other mindfulness-based practices can positively impact neurochemistry and brain biology. Most of the yoga positions and breathing exercises are practiced from a chair and can be adapted to any level of flexibility and fitness level. Designed to make yoga accessible for everyone, the techniques are gentle and available to individuals with various physical abilities, including participants who may ...