April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Farah Jindani

Farah Jindani, PhD, MSW is Academic Program Coordinator and Professor at Seneca College’s Bachelor of Community Mental Health and Mental Health Intervention programs. She has worked as a clinician in the addictions/mental health field for 15 years. Farah has conducted extensive research in the area of mind-body interventions, gambling, and mental health. Her research and teaching interests include wellness-based mental health, areas of collaborative knowledge exchange, innovative curriculum development, trauma-informed interventions, mind-body interventions, and positive psychology. She is also a certified Kundalini yoga teacher

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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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