Mastering Addiction in Sweden October 2017


    MASTERING THE ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY from 11th to 17th of October 2017. Yoga Mangalam, Tvååker – Varberg, Sweden

    Module 1 We will explore 12 Step and SMART recovery, trauma and the links to addictive behaviour. Different types of addiction, including substance & process addictions, “Chem Sex” and, the effects of addictions on the mind, body, hormones, & emotions will be examined.  The use of medications including anti-depressants and other prescription drugs will be explored plus there will be an overview of the psychiatric issues involved in addiction and recovery.

    Module 2 This module will focus on specific postures and their direct effects upon the mind, body and hormonal flow. We will explore the power of intention, the effects of pranayama & meditation, and the experience of mantra. The need for self-parenting, acceptance and boundaries in recovery will be a fundamental part of the weekend. This module will focus on how to teach yoga to master the addictive personality in different setting including prisons, rehabs, gyms and dedicated yoga centres. We will explore the issues raised when working with clients who are in treatment and in harm minimisation centres.

    Module 3 The third module will look at diet and detoxification including life without sugar and other stimuli including caffeine. We will discuss the importance of a spiritual practice, including replacing acting out with ceremony and ritual. There will be a focus on healthy sexuality and intimacy. We will create a tool box for long-term recovery and relapse prevention. Part of the module will look at how to set up, run and publicise classes and groups and how to to make the best use of social media.

    Yoga, pranayama and meditation will be a core practice.

    Certification is based upon the passing of an exam and attendance at all three modules. Students wishing to participate for their own experience may take one or all modules. The training is open to all yoga styles.