April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Steven Hughes

Steven Hughes, M.Ed., is an Education Specialist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Steven has worked in the mental health community and psychiatric hospital system facilitating educational programs for over 30 years. As a life-long learner Steven has interests in delivering programs pertaining to the creation of psychologically safe work environments that are characterized by optimal individual and team learning, resilience and well-being. Steven has been a certified yoga teacher since 1985 specializing in yin yoga and yoga nidra. Steven integrates his interests that include transformative learning, positive psychology, dialogue methods, contemplative neuroscience, mindfulness, holotropic breathwork, and wellness-based modalities that assist individuals to cultivate self-awareness and unlock their full potential. All of his programs support learners to gently explore the edges of their personal growth boundaries and to experience new realms of self-discovery.

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FINDING SAFE SANCTUARY: CREATING THE NEURAL PATHWAYS FOR HEALING THROUGH YOGA NIDRA

An introduction to the mind - body practice of Yoga Nidra providing the fundamental guidelines for creating a trauma-sensitive and psychologically safer environment for yoga students with trauma histories. Guided imagery will enhance self-efficacy, creating an inner safe sanctuary that can be accessed at any time, including during stressful life events. *Note: some elements of the program may be potentially evocative for some individuals who have experienced trauma (especially hyper-arousal and dissociation) and significant challenges in managing anxiety.

THURSDAY APRIL 02

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)

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