Tutor: Nikki Jackson
Date: 16th October 2021
Time: 10:00 - 15:45
Mental health conditions in all age groups have reached an overwhelming number in the UK. An imbalance of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline has been associated with mental health disorders. It is widely known that yoga can help to reduce or balance stress hormones in the body.
ln this workshop we will learn to recognise and reduce the core symptoms of mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, and depression, using traditional yoga asanas and sequences. We will also gain a deeper understanding of anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, psychosis and personality disorders and relate which asana practises may enhance symptoms and which practises will help to ease symptoms. We will also explore a variety of relaxations, simple meditations, breathing practices that would be particularly suitable for certain mental health conditions whilst highlighting those that would be contra-indicated.
Nikki Jackson has been teaching yoga and yoga therapy for 26 years. She has worked in many different mental health departments for the NHS. Nikki is also a Mindfulness for Stress tutor (Breathworks - UK Networks of Mindfulness) and is currently running the Yoga Therapy Foundation module for the BWY.
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Nikki currently runs the 550hr Yoga Therapy Professional Training course, approved by BWY She also runs BWY modular courses in The Foundations of Yoga Therapy Trained as an occupational therapist , she started working in NHS in 1992 and soon started to use yoga therapy for individuals suffering from both physical and mental health conditions. She has worked in areas such as Neurology, The Elderly as well as extensively in Mental Health where she spent 10 years working in Forensic psychiatry. Nikki has a particular interest in Tibetan Healing style yoga and has based her teachings on Self Compassion as well as a deep connection with Nature and the natural process of Life.