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|2016 CIC Sessions|
SYTAR 2016 Offerings on Thursday:
Common Interest Community Sessions
CIC #1 - Rehab Professionals: Bridging the Past with the Future Co-chairs: Staffan Elgelid, PT, GCFT, PhD and Matthew J Taylor, PT, PhD
Conventional rehabilitation professions make a natural bridge to yoga therapy in our physically oriented culture. Join members of the rehabilitation professions (OT/PT/SLP/RD/RT, etc) that are incorporating yoga therapy into their practices, and all yoga therapist/teachers that interact with rehabilitation professionals as they share ideas and form community to connect the various professions. In the three and half hours, you’ll hear six peer-selected short presentations on how to most effectively build bridges via rehabilitation relationships. Topics will include best practices, innovative collaborations, new models of care, and how to interface effectively between the yoga world and conventional rehabilitative medicine. You will also have a chance to make connections with the other attendees, build long lasting connections with like-spirited colleagues, and participate in planning how to maintain the group beyond the meeting time. Coming together in community, we leave connected and better prepared to help bring forth the best possible future.
CIC #2: Yoga Therapy: A Worthy Partner in Mental Healthcare
Co-Chairs: Linda Lang, E-RYT and Elizabeth Visceglia, MD
Linda Lang and Elizabeth Visceglia co-chair this CIC, dedicated to exploring the art and science of Yoga therapy in the arena of professional mental health disciplines. Explore the two-way street where mental health issues and conditions are considered in yoga therapy and where therapeutic yoga practices are integrated into mental health settings. Join members of the mental health professions who incorporate Yoga therapy into their work and Yoga therapist/teachers who support students and clients in mental health settings, as they come together to share ideas and to build a professional learning community.
The rate of cancer
survivors is increasing and yoga is a natural bridge that can provide support
for people during and after treatment. There are an increasing number of yoga
professionals drawn to serving this growing need. Yoga therapists in this
emerging field must be able to apply the tools of yoga in the context of a
therapeutic relationship. Equally important, is the need to embrace a
constantly changing health care environment and a new paradigm of health and
well-being while keeping a watchful eye on the research as we interface
effective new models of care. It is imperative to develop innovative
collaborations while integrating and benefiting from practiced skills and
knowledge. In this session, you will hear from colleagues who have brought
their abilities and compassion to support the cancer community. This gathering
is a unique and intimate opportunity to share stories, to discuss resources and
forge new relationships as we draw inspiration from one another. Coming
together, we leave better prepared to uphold the best possible future for our
With the increasing visibility of yoga therapy as a practice and a vocation, we have remarkable opportunities to represent the field as practitioners, business owners, members of integrative health teams, researchers and, above all, advocates for our profession. Successful yoga therapists in this emerging field must be able to apply the tools of yoga in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Equally important, we need to embrace a constantly changing health care environment and a new paradigm of health and well-being while keeping a watchful eye on the marketplace to find ways to utilize and benefit from our skills and knowledge. In this session, you will hear from colleagues that have adopted an entrepreneurial mindset in order to launch their businesses and careers in yoga therapy. Learn how others have ignited the fires of creativity and innovation to turn their passion into a profession and leave with ideas that you can use to awaken your entrepreneurial spirit and propel your career forward.
CIC #5: Supporting Our Nation's Military and Veteran Communities
Co-Chairs: Robin Carnes, MBA, E-RYT 500 and Natasha Glynn, RYT
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that there are 22 million veterans living in the US, representing World War II through the post-9/11 conflicts. Although the veteran population in the US has declined since 1986, the number of veterans with a service-related disability continues to rise. For every active duty service member or veteran living with combat-related trauma, there are spouses, partners, children, extended family, friends and caregivers who cope with the effects of secondary trauma or caregiver fatigue. The Department of Defense and VA are working diligently to address the health needs of our veterans. Increasingly, these organizations are opening their doors to yoga and meditation professionals as the existing resources and treatments do not adequately address this population’s needs. It is imperative that the yoga teachers and therapists employed in these pioneering endeavors are trained impeccably for the unique needs of veterans and families. In this CIC, we will bring six leaders in the field who are successfully bringing yoga and meditation to veterans with powerful results. Participants will have a chance to hear experts’ "lessons learned” and to share and meet with other doing this work, or seeking to get involved.