Traumatic Stress And Mind-Body Practices
Trainers: Sue Heguy, LCSW & Caitlyn Yerves, RYT
This workshop will review “traumatic stress” and discuss various theoretical treatment models to address symptoms. Attendees will learn how stress and relaxation affect the body and mind. Attendees will be made aware of Mind-Body Practices and learn why using yoga, mindfulness, breathing, mediation can help to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. This workshop will help the attendees understand the role of the therapist in helping clients manage stress and reduce mental health impairments. Attendees will learn to incorporate mind/body practice with their clinical skills to promote wellness. This workshop will teach how to access one’s inner resources. This state of consciousness increases self-awareness, promotes insight, wellness, and individuation.
About the Trainers
Sue Heguy graduated NYU in 1997 with an MSW in Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2001. She is licensed in the State of New Jersey with 25 years of experience working with youth and families in the mental health field. She was a school social worker in Jersey City and for the past 10 years has been employed by Care Plus in the Child/Family Division. Mrs. Heguy has extensive training on trauma treatment modalities for youth. She has been trained in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and most recently clinical Hypnosis. Mrs. Heguy is a trained trauma responder and is certified in PFA/PTSM TII/CBI and QPR. Mrs. Heguy has focused her expertise on helping children and adults to overcome trauma/grief and loss issues. Mrs. Heguy has been employed by Care Plus NJ, Inc., as a full-time Manager of clinical programing. She is also has been Bergen County Coordinator of the Traumatic Loss Coalition for the past 10 years. Mrs. Heguy is a professional trainer and provides seminars and consultation services on vital mental health topics to help improve social and emotional functioning. Mrs. Heguy is a nationally trained instructor for Mental Health First Aid (2008) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (2013). She is a certified instructor for Connect Suicide Prevention Program which is operated by NAMI NH, 2009. Mrs. Heguy is a trained instructor by the Reach Institute, New York City, in Evidenced Based Therapy-CBT techniques to train clinicians on how to most effectively treat youth struggling from depression, anxiety, trauma and disruptive behavior. Mrs. Heguy is also an approved clinical supervisor by the NSAW and is SIFI certified.
Caitlyn Yerves, RYT, is a Registered Yoga Teacher and an enthusiast for holistic wellness that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. As a student of psychology and an Advocacy Specialist for CarePlus NJ, she has been exposed to a number of social issues that create wide-scale pain and suffering. This exposure to the prevalence and impact of stress has fueled her desire to help others uncover inner peace. With well over 500 hours of training in various aspects of Yoga and Meditation, Caitlyn integrates the practices of mindfulness and relaxation into every day life to cultivate compassion and explore the intricacies of the mind-body connection.