Helping The Helper

January 30, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Psychotherapy Associates Winter Symposium
Colorado Springs, CO

Grief Yoga Therapy Group

Summer 2018
Collaboration with Halcyon Hospice
Lakewood, CO

Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine

September 8-14, 2018
El Sabanero Eco Lodge
Canafistula, Costa Rica




Healing the Helper

As helping professionals, our out-breath tends to be longer than our in-breath.  We often feel it is easier to give than it is to receive, yet we need to give and receive in order to not just survive, but thrive personally and professionally.  Compassion fatigue and burnout are common and normal experiences in our field due to the difficult and intense nature of our work.  In this experiential workshop, we will learn and practice self-care strategies such as breathwork and movement to assist us with naturally healing ourselves.  We will also discuss the importance of seeking community, naming burnout, and exploring spirituality in our self-care practices.  

Objective 1: 
To aid clinicians in naming and normalizing the experience of compassion fatigue and burnout in their work

Objective 2: 
To help clinicians with identifying and describing physical, emotional, and relational signs of compassion fatigue and burnout

Objective 3: 
To assist clinicians in discovering and exploring breathwork, movement, and other healing strategies for self-care and support 



Rooting Down to Rise Up in Recovery

In this experiential workshop, the presenters aim to teach and practice skills with clinicians to enhance the mind-body connection through breath, movement, and yoga poses to assist clients with learning to trust the inherent wisdom of their own bodies. When clinicians allow their clients to move freely and playfully through yoga and movement, they can open up space for clients’ inner awareness, insight, and purpose to surface. Clinicians can incorporate yoga and other movement strategies into their sessions to enhance the therapeutic alliance by cultivating a deeper sense of safety and trust in the relationship. The presenters aim to inspire and uplift clinicians who feel disheartened, drained, or stuck in their talk therapy practices.

Objective 1

To expand clinicians’ knowledge and understanding around the benefits of adding yoga and movement strategies into traditional talk therapy sessions

Objective 2

To help clinicians strengthen their own mind body connections in order to assist clients with the integration of their minds and bodies in treatment

Objective 3

To teach clinicians useful and concrete yoga and movement skills to utilize with their clients in order to enhance their practices, increase therapeutic rapport, and decrease compassion fatigue




grief yoga therapy group

Often, we spend a lot of time and energy trying to ignore and detach from our bodies. Yoga teaches us safe and approachable ways to connect and listen to our bodies. Yoga is the union of breath with gradual and intentional movement. This yoga therapy group will be a series of 90-minute restorative classes that incorporate breathing exercises with gentle poses to bring peace and calm to the body and mind. We hope you will join us for this practice to gain relaxation, connection, and support.