7/6 Concurrent Session 2-B 11:15-12:45 The role of yoga therapy in treatment for schizophrenia Anneke Sips Network Yoga Therapy
[2-B] The Role of Yoga Therapy in Treatment for Schizophrenia Little research has been done on the therapeutic effects of yoga in the complementary treatment of conditions like schizophrenia. The last few years, however, adapting yogic practices as therapy to support transformation in conditions like this is being recognized by researchers. The use of yoga therapy in complementary treatment of schizophrenia still remains in its very early phase, but case reports and research evidence are promising. In this workshop, Anneke will look at psychosis with you from different angles and with awareness to normalizing the experience as a destigmatizing approach in treatment of schizophrenia. We look at the overlap with trauma and you will receive an overview of the underpinnings for yoga therapy’s ability to help those suffering from schizophrenia and also psychosis (a core symptom of schizophrenia) in general. We will do some practices and Anneke will share her experiences of working with this group.
Anneke Sips RN, C-IAYT Anneke is a Registered Nurse (RN) and has worked in psychiatry since 1998. She is one of the first certified yoga therapists in The Netherlands (C-IAYT) and the founder of Network Yoga Therapy and The Yoga Therapy Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her expertise is in yoga for mental health, especially trauma and psychosis. She designs and offers Compassion Based Yoga programs and is a bridge builder in the field of Yoga Therapy for mental health in The Netherlands. She is a student of A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan from Chennai who were both direct students of Krishnamacharya. https://nytacademy.com instagram: @annekesips