Be Your Own Therapist: grief and difficult emotions

Lesson Description

Some losses and pains are evident, society recognises them as significant, and we have rituals of mourning them. We feel free to ask for support, and more often, support comes our way without our even having to ask. But the kinds of losses that are a part of addiction and (physical) dysfunction, trauma (PTSD and ACE's) all too often remain unseen or misread by others.

There can be confusion about who or what has been lost, or whether there is a loss at all. Somebody might not be ready to share about these losses. Loneliness may follow. However, not only do these losses hurt as much, the very fact that they remain buried, unrecognised and unsupported, can complicate mourning and block our process of grieving.

These kinds of losses deserve respect, compassion and (self-) care. In this presentation, Anneke will invite you to Be Your Own Therapist integrating compassion-based yoga into your life.

It can help to process grief and painful emotions, feel whole again and bring a painful inner experience to comfortable closure, in your own time, in our own way.

Instructor: Anneke Sips

Anneke is the founder of Network Yoga Therapy, an international platform for yoga, health and science and created The Yoga Therapy Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is a yoga therapist (C-IAYT), yoga educator (YACEP) and Registered Nurse (RN) psychiatry.

Her expertise can be found in yoga for mental health specializing trauma and psychosis. She designs and offers compassion based therapeutic 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 from Chennai who was a direct student of Krishnamacharya.