SASS Tour & 35th Birthday Party Celebration!
Thursday, October 2nd, 6-8 p.m.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St, Dover, NH
This fall marks SASS’s 35th
year of service to the Seacoast Community and the agency is celebrating in 2 ways. First by going on “tour”
in 35 towns in the agency’s catchment to reconnect with members of the community from July to October.
Secondly, SASS will commemorate its 35th
year with a Birthday Party on Thursday, October 2nd
at the The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
in Dover. Friends, colleagues, advocates and more will be invited to blow out the candles and to enjoy the festivities. More information to follow. Please stay tuned!
Neuroscience of Contemplative Practice, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Trauma Recovery for Clinicians and Yoga Teachers
Friday, November 14th, 2014 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Harbor Events Center, 100 Deer Street., Portsmouth, NH
Clinicians and teachers $130
Student (With ID) $60
Registration after October 14th
Clinicians and teachers $155
Student (With ID) $70
5.5 CE credits for Licensed NH Psychologists
5.5 CE credits for Licensed NH Social Workers
5.5 CE credits for Yoga Alliance RYT 500
This year’s professional conference is an extension of Sexual Assault Support Services ongoing commitment to offering trauma informed services to its clients and to facilitating community education and development.
The hope of SASS is that by deepening our collective understanding and application of the neuroscience and theory of contemplative practices and trauma sensitive yoga will help both the therapeutic and yoga communities continue to expand evidence based opportunities for trauma recovery in our community at large. Please join us!
Trauma, Neuroscience and Contemplative Interventions: Key Brain Circuitries in Suffering and Healing: Satisfaction, Seeking and Embodiment
Presentation by James Hopper, PhD (9:15-11:45 a.m.)
This presentation offers theoretical and practical approaches to key brain and psychological processes involved in trauma, healing, particularly with interventions that cultivate mindfulness, love, kindness and compassion. Dr. Hopper provides a framework that draws on knowledge from many scientific, clinical and contemplative traditions, especially neuroscience and Buddhist psychology. The framework highlights and clarifies how the brain circuitries of seeking, satisfaction and embodiment can be harnessed to cultivate healing, freedom and happiness.
Define and describe relationships among the four key brain circuitries in cycles of post traumatic suffering and healing.
Explain the basic elements of Buddhist psychology's teaching that aversion, craving and ignorance are the fundamental sources of human suffering.
Explain how contemplative methods for cultivating mindfulness, love, kindness and compassion can harness the brain's circuitries of seeking, satisfaction and embodiment for healing and transformation of psychological trauma.
About James Hopper
James Hopper, PhD, is an independent consultant and Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. His work has focused on the psychological and biological effects of child abuse and sexual assault, and the brain bases of meditation and other spiritual practices. He is a long-time meditator, primarily in the Vipassana tradition. He consults and teaches on a variety of topics, including neuroscience, meditation and clinical practice for mental health professionals working with trauma. Dr. Hopper is co-editor of the forthcoming Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga in the Studio and Therapy Room
Presentation by Dave Emerson, ERYT-500, (1:15-5 p.m.)
Mr. Emerson presents groundbreaking research, conducted at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute, which provides empirical support for the efficacy of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) in recovery from PTSD. 2014 research focuses on the benefits and efficacy of the use of TSY in the therapy room. Mr. Emerson will teach the trauma and attachment theory, the neuroscience of TSY and the very practical aspects of offering this embodied practice of TSY in yoga therapy and clinical settings. Clinicians will learn short, simple exercises/ interventions/ practices that they can do with clients as part of overall treatment.
Summarize empirical research, methodology and measures of PTSD and TSY efficacy.
Explain the latest trauma and neurophysiology theories that underpin TSY.
Discuss how and why TSY can be useful in therapeutic yoga room and can enhance regular pyschotherapy; and recognize what is needed to start a trauma-sensitive yoga class or offer TSY in the therapy room.
Demonstrate and apply chair and mat yoga postures and trauma sensitive principals for a wide range of physical abilities for use in existing yoga classes and client sessions.
About Dave Emerson
Dave Emerson, E-RYT, is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component for the first NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga instruction with severely traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD in various populations, and has developed, conducted, and supervised yoga groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and VA centers and clinics. Mr. Emerson has co-authored scholarly articles and is the co-author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, released in 2011 by North Atlantic Books and Author of the forthcoming, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy. He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia.
8:30-9:00 a.m., Registration
9:00-9:15 a.m., Opening
9:15-11:45 a.m., James Hopper, PhD
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Lunch
1-1:15 p.m., Rochelle Jewell, SATYA
1:15-5:00 p.m., Dave Emerson, ERYT-500
(*Coffee, water, snack and lunch included)
Cancellations must be received in writing prior to November 7th. Cancellation fee is $20. For cancellations after Nov. 7th, the full fee will be charged. For questions, please call SASS at 603.436.4107.
NH-NASW: This program has been approved for 5.5 Category I Continuing Education hours for licensure. NH-NASW Authorization #3081.
NHPA: This program has been approved for 5.5 CE Credits for Licensed NH Psychologists. Credits granted are approved for all NH mental health professionals licensed by the NH Board of Mental Health Practice. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing Education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for the program.