The Window of Tolerance + Anchoring in the Present through Yin Yoga
By Psychologist, Michelle Steward + Yoga Teacher, Sofia Quintero
The window of tolerance is used to describe the zone of arousal within which a person functions most effectively. When you are within this zone you feel calm and relaxed yet focused and alert at the same time .
Even when something happens that would usually throw you off balance you remain centred and grounded, able to cope with the demands of day to day life.
During times of stress or trauma, you might experience periods of either hyper or hypo arousal.
Hyper Arousal, or fight /flight response often arises with feelings of anxiety, instability and panic .
Hypo arousal , or freeze response, often arises with feeling of numbness, paralysis and emptiness.
In this two hour workshop we will identify day-to-day stresses that might be contributing to the experience of overwhelm and/or panic and how certain techniques in mindfulness including the practice of Yin Yoga can effectively help in deal with stress in more adaptive ways.
This insightful talk will be followed by an hour of restorative Yin Practice specially designed to bring you to a state of deep relaxation and peace.
All levels welcome
Fresh Organic Tea by arrival
Clinical Psychology Registere – MAPS, MPsych(Clin), BPsychSc(Hons)
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and endorsed as a provider of psychology services under Medicare. Michele is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), an associate member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and is currently completing clinical endorsement through the AHPRA registrar program.
Practicing within an evidence-based framework including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Mindfulness strategies, Michele believes in tailoring therapy to the needs of the individual. Areas of interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, emotion regulation problems, chronic pain and trauma, including complex developmental trauma.