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Using Yoga Therapy to Promote Mental Health in Children and Adolescents outlines a framework of clinical yoga therapy practice that addresses the whole child, rather than solely the symptoms.

The book explores different developmental stages in the growth of children and adolescents, and gives general guidelines on how to adapt yoga practices for the different age groups.

 

  • Topics covered are chronic pain; mood regulation; eating disorders and body image issues; trauma; suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injurious behavior; sensory integration; developmental disabilities and hallucinations.
  • Each chapter includes related anecdotes, a review of the research literature and sample yoga practices for symptoms presented.
  • A practice library containing a fully illustrated index of all asanas, pranayamas, and other yoga practices ensure the book provides enough practical guidance.
  • Case studies throughout the book demonstrate practical applications.

This book will help yoga therapists and psychotherapists interested in the benefits of yoga understand the latest research, and how it impacts on what they do, thereby giving them the confidence necessary for working with these age groups.

About the author:

Michelle Fury is a yoga therapist at Children’s Hospital, Colorado. She has her Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and she holds her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) status through the State of Colorado. She has specialist training in trauma therapy, as well as extensive training and experience using mindfulness-based therapy models. Her work with children and adolescents in the field of yoga therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention has been featured in a number of local and national publications including Yoga Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and Social Work Today. She has also published a feature article in Yoga Therapy Today.

Michelle Fury runs Embodied Youth Training, providing yoga tools for therapists and mental health professionals working with children and adolescents.


Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 9781912085033
Edition No 1
Pages 280
Illustrations 77 full colour line drawings and 65 full colour photos
Dimensions 246 X 189 mm
Status Not yet published
Publication Date 27 September 2021

Author biography

Michelle Fury caught the yoga bug in 1992. It had such an impact on her life that she started saying, “Yoga is my therapy.” Several yoga certifications and a Masters Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy later, Michelle is now a yoga therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She holds her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) status through the State of Colorado. She has a specialty in trauma therapy, as well as extensive training and experience using mindfulness-based therapy models such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has been involved in several yoga research projects. Her work with children in the field of yoga therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention has been featured in a number of local and national publications including Yoga Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and Social Work Today. She wrote a feature article for the Spring 2013 issue of Yoga Therapy Today.

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