HEAL provides a framework of understanding and empathy to create communities and connections conducive to healing. Blu Matter’s HEAL Training is a 2-day experience equipping attendees with the knowledge and application to positively impact mental health in their work and community.
For questions and inquiries about this training please contact Jennifer@solacecounseling.org
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Yoga instructors, personal trainers, coaches, crossfitters, physical therapists, anyone who wants to be an active supporter of their community.
Saturday, April 6 2019 – 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, April 7 2019 – 12:00pm-5:00pm
Lakeside Reception, Hall 4005N,
Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804
HEAL Training – $149 USD
Student Discount – $129 USD
Through a combination of theory and practice, we will cover:
- An in-depth understanding of the stigma and shame regarding mental health in our society, its damaging effects on societal and personal levels, and how we can effectively create change within ourselves and our communities;
- An understanding of issues of addiction, depression, and anxiety, their causes and effects, as well as paths to recovery and prevention;
- A practical path to suicide prevention and how to engage when someone may be at risk;
- Understanding the impact of the nervous system and breath on mental health, practical methods for utilizing body and breath work in regulation and healing;
- Attendees will gain practical steps to empower others in mindset habits and resilience strategies;
- Practical steps to embrace vulnerability and silence the inner critic;
- Mental health sensitive yoga classes, engaging mental health and trauma sensitive language, setting, and structure;
- Guidelines in creating mental health sensitive communities within classes, studios, and gyms;
- Addressing areas of concern for yoga instructors, trainers, physical therapists and other fitness professionals.
Aaron is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and co-founder of Solace Counseling alongside his wife Michelle. Originally from the gulf coast of Florida, Aaron has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. He works with adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of struggles, including addictions, marriage and relationships, trauma, depression, and anxiety. He is a Master A.R.T. clinician, is trained in EMDR and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Aaron first found yoga in 2005, regularly incorporating yoga into therapy and recovery.
In addition to counseling, Aaron is an adviser for To Write Love On Her Arms and faculty for Blu Matter Project. He is an avid speaker both in the U.S and internationally about mental health, and our struggles with stigma, shame, and recovery. Through these events, Aaron has promoted an honest discussion of life, difficulty, recovery, and healing in a multitude of communities. Aaron serves as a board member for the Now Matters More Foundation which is dedicated to providing help for those struggling with addiction.
Elizabeth has had the passion of movement for over 25 years. Her roots formed through dance as she studied both traditional ballet, contemporary and modern dance forms throughout her entire life in education. Elizabeth became a Yoga Instructor in 2010 after completing a BFA. Hons in Movement. From the start of her training she had been drawn to creating consciousness to movement and breath through Classic, Hatha & Flow classes. In 2014 she attended her first Heal & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and began working with BluMatter Project immediately as Key Yoga Advisor. Since then, she has Studied with David Emerson, attended three other Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainings, and has also singularly lead sensitivity training abroad in Trinidad and Tobago for the past two years through BluMatter Project. In working with BluMatter project for the past four years as Lead Teacher, she has developed relationships with over 150 participants who directly suffer from identified mental health illnesses. All of Elizabeth’s classes are lead with a strong anatomical focus. She is articulate in ensuring her students remain safe while giving space for them to explore the deeper side of movement; finding the subtleties, teaching them to listen to their own bodies, to reflect inward, what can they sense while they are there; and how does that make them feel? Asking students through a trauma informed lens to turn inward helps them understand why they arrived in the first place, & creates self harmony and self regulation which is an incredible gift to be able to give.
Janey Brown has dedicated her life to helping others achieve their goals in health and wellness. As a yoga teacher, and JOGA (yoga for athletes) head coach, she has taught hundreds of classes and training programs across North America for students and aspiring coaches. She has also brought her training and coaching experience to the corporate world, providing wellness education and events for companies such as the Bank of Montreal.
Janey also has been a recording artist for the past 20 years, releasing nine singles and recording with Grammy award-winning producers. Through the years she has openly shared about her struggles with anxiety and depression and her own path to recovery. Her own healing and work led her to develop the ‘Performance Mindset Program”, an online course to help a broad spectrum of leaders become resilient to anxiety in their personal and professional lives. Her coaching program has impacted the lives of individuals ranging from lawyers and realtors, musicians, as well as Nascar and Olympic athletes.