Workers Social and Healthcare Frontline for Therapy Yoga
COVID-19 related workloads have increased levels of depression and stress related disorders in the health care professionals around the world. Healthcare and social workers often find it hard to take time off to maintain self-care or even find the headspace to prioritize mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Yoga therapy offers you a way to address cumulative stress and trauma through a biopsychosocial and spirituallens. By integrating yoga and meditation practices into your life you will not only feel better, but you will also gain practical tools to actively care for your own health and wellbeing beyond our time together.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy for Frontline Workers
Develop resilience to compassion fatigue and burnout
Incorporate new skills to manage stress
Reduce PTSD symptomology
Integrate ancient mind and body techniques to combat anxiety and depression
Improve somatic regulation and relaxation endurance
Develop clarity of mind through meditation practices
Create body-mind rhythmic balance and build vagal tone
Trauma Informed Approach
No matter what the cause of the trauma, yoga, breath, and mantra are time-tested approaches and clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms, and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm.
What is the difference between Talk Therapy and Yoga Therapy?
Whilst both approaches are great avenues for health recovery and wellness. Yoga therapy moves beyond just talk therapy to bring
awareness and rhythmic balance to the mind, body, and soul. Often, we may not have the words to describe our feelings or emotions but by using movement, mantra, and meditation, we are providing relief for emotional and physical tensions.
Is this research based?
The benefits of yoga therapy continue to gain momentum in the healthcare industry and is researched based. It is both a healing art and science. You can learn more at the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
I am interested in Yoga Therapy, what is the best way to start?
I offer a free 30-minute Discover Call. This session is designed for you to share your own unique journey, explore your wellness goals, ask questions, and see if we are a good match to work together.
How much time do I need to commit?
Together we will create goals and a time bound Wellness Plan which serves as the template for our work. Each session with me lasts between 60 minutes and 75 minutes. After each session, I will share a simple home practice for you to explore and integrate into your daily rhythm. Home practices can range from 3 to 30 minutes and are used to support your wellness goals.
Do I need to be flexible or have tried yoga?
No. My approach to Yoga Therapy is based on your own body. Rather than doing tons of movement (asana) that you would find in a typical yoga class, our time together is about bringing introspection to simple movements, meditation, and relaxation. No previous experience is needed.
I am not physically fit? Can I still do this?
Yes. You can absolutely do Yoga Therapy. This is an inclusive approach to wellness. All levels of fitness are welcome. This is for every-body and it is body positive offering.
How long will it take me to feel better?
This depends on you and your wellness goals. It is important to remember, that this process is not predictably linear to getting and staying well, and even when clients are feeling successful, periodic setbacks do occur. These should be expected and are a normal part of the healing process. Change is possible. I ask you to please trust the process and stick with it and I will support you all the way.
How much does it cost?
My sessions are one-on-one as this allows us to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, and your wellness goals. The first session is 75-minutes. The following sessions are 60-minutes.
My fees are as follows:
One session 108 USD
8 package session 600 USD
No will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
How are the sessions held?
My sessions are currently held virtually on the Zoom platform. To ensure that our session is beneficial to you, it is important that you practice somewhere where you feel comfortable, have reliable internet, and that you keep your camera on. This enables me to give feedback on posture or movement and creates a good working environment.
Other considerations, include:
- Have cushions, a comfortable chair or a blanket nearby
- Good lighting
- Include things that you love in your space, such as a candle or a favorite picture
- Ensure that you have privacy
- Turn off distractions, such as your mobile phone or emails
- Wear comfortable clothing.
Who is Nicole and what are her qualifications, experience, and commitment to ethical standards?
Nicole Malick is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) recognized for her ability to effectively design and lead programs that address sustainability, gender equity, and community development. Spending the past 16 years working in over 50 countries as an aid and development worker, she used yoga to maintain flexibility and strength in the most remote communities. Eight years ago, Nicole found yoga to help manage my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, because of her work, and uncovered a new passion in sharing this powerful technology. Nicole is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher from the Kundalini Research Institute, and in a yoga therapist (graduation expected December 2022) which is certified through the International Yoga Therapy Association (IYAT).
Nicole holds certifications in a wide-range yoga therapy approaches, including:
- Trauma recovering
- Heart and cardiovascular health
- Depression and anxiety
- Grief and grief recovery
- Ayurvedic approaches
- Chronic pain and inflammation
Nicole is a member of IYAT and the National Association of Social Workers and hold a LSW through New Jersey, USA. To read more about my professional qualifications here.
All personal information and information related to your services will be kept securely and is strictly confidential unless you give written authorization.
Learn more at www.mukanday.com or contact me email@example.com
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