We all get stressed from time to time - in fact research shows that 1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer a stress related issue in the course of one year - most reporting that they worry constantly or much of the time leading to sleepless nights and unhealthy habits. Yoga Therapy takes a different approach in comparison to traditional therapies by addressing both the physiological and psychological aspects of increased stress. The Minded Institute model of yoga therapy (previously known as Yoga for the Mind) draws on a combination of yoga postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama) and mindfulness techniques to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Informed by the latest scientific thinking clients are able to gain an understanding of how these practices can provide both short and long term regulation for a nervous system that has become unbalanced. Not only will you be learning how to promote a sense of well being for your mind, you'll be providing physical conditioning for your body. Anybody can benefit whether it be that you want to tame unruly stress or keep it in check as a preventative measure. You need not be experienced in yoga or mindfulness to appreciate the benefits.
Clients with stress, anxiety and depression can work in a group setting on the Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 week course. The course is made up of 8 two-hourly sessions with each session following a specific theme related to healing, building on cumulative principles and practises from the previous weeks. Clients are taught how to work with breath, body and mind, learning to self-regulate using the tools that they already hold and can call on at anytime. For those who prefer to work individually private sessions can be arranged at a location to suit - including in your own home. Private sessions provide an opportunity for client and therapist to work together on a deeper level to tailor a programme specific to the current needs.