The Inverse Effects of Early Life Trauma and Mindfulness-based Practices on Brain Development and Function

    June 03, 2020
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Topic: The Inverse Effects of Early Life Trauma and Mindfulness-based Practices on Brain Development and Function

    Continuing Education: 0.2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

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    Day/Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venue: Zoom Webinar Only

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    Presenter: Lynn Stoller, OT, MS, OTR, C-IAYT, RYT 500/E-RYT 200, President of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute

    Presenter Bio: Lynn is the Founding President of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute and author of the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing (2019). Since 2008, Lynn has trained health and yoga professionals in sensory-based yoga techniques for healing PTSD, anxiety and related mental health conditions. Lynn is associate investigator and co-author of “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller et al, Jan/Feb 2012 AJOT)

    Presenter: Erin O’Neill, OT, OTD, RYT-200

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Erin is an Occupational Therapist for Cambridge Public Schools with a specialty in working with children with complex trauma histories. Erin has an Advanced Practice Certificate in Neuroscience and Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University with a focus on the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) of yoga programs in school settings. Erin is Co-Director of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute’s Sensory and Mindfulness-based Yoga for Learning Environments™ (S.M.Y.L.E.™) program.

    Presenter: Megan Hennessey, M.Ed., RYT-200

    Presenter Bio: Megan holds an M.Ed. in Severe Special Education from Boston College and has completed several yoga and mindfulness trainings including a 200-hr yoga training in Thailand. Megan teaches students who have special needs (and high anxiety) at Cotting School, Lexington, MA, and is distinguished by her talent in utilizing sensory-based yoga and meditation practices to promote learning. Megan is Co-Director of SEYI's Sensory and Mindfulness-based Yoga for Learning Environments™ (S.M.Y.L.E.™) program.


    1. What PTSD is and how it affects sensory processing and brain function, with a particular focus on children
    2. Why yoga is considered one of the best adjunct treatments for PTSD
    3. How the Transdisciplinary Model for Post-Traumatic Growth can powerfully guide the intervention process when working with children who are experiencing the effects of trauma, anxiety, and related mental health conditions


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    $35.00 NHOTA Non-Member

    $5.00 NHOTA Student Member

    $5.00 NHOTA Student Non-member