Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health

An Integrated Approach

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This highly illustrated guide teaches yoga therapists and mental health professionals how to integrate Yin Yoga into practice and treatment plans as part of a holistic approach to healing and treating a variety of mental health challenges and brain injuries.

Yin yoga is an accessible form of yoga consisting of mainly floor based low force stretching, perfect for all patients regardless of physical limitations. The use of Yin yoga when combined with breath work and meditation can decrease anxiety, improve overall mood, and create a sense of well-being.

With explanations on the principles of practice, such as asanas, meditation, breathwork and how to integrate different psychological methods to decrease emotional suffering and increase self-care along with examples of how to apply these principles for a range of mental health conditions; this guide is essential reading for all practitioners interested in an integrated approach to healing.
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Press reviews for: Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health

Marlysa Sullivan DPT, C-IAYT, Physical Therapy Coordinator Empower Veterans Program

Tracey's writing offers a rich and unique tapestry of philosophy and practical application from yoga, Buddhism, and psychology seamlessly weaving personal story and client examples that empower the reader in applying this work. Her writing is personal, approachable, and inspiring-full of both wisdom and heart.

Linda Lentini, Director of Healing from Within

Dr. Meyers gives us thoughtful and real examples of how these yoga and breathing practices have been used in her personal and professional life. The stories about individuals being introduced to mind-body practices and their reactions made the book engaging versus a basic instructional manual. Each story that was presented in the book was thoughtfully and respectfully written. As a trauma thriver I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning mind-body practices as a form of healing.

Laurie Hyland Robertson, Editor in Chief, Yoga Therapy Today

Dr. Meyers' vision of the hybrid modality of yin yoga as an accessible, complete practice is well-suited to support the range of mental health conditions she outlines through the lens of Western psychology. Of particular value for physical health providers, this practical text engagingly draws on personal clinical experience as well as ideas from a number of mind-body traditions to demonstrate how the tension experienced in yin-style practice can help us to access "fluidity, range of motion, comfort, and ease." In so doing, we nudge open the doorways of perception, creating possibilities for skilled response rather than habitual reaction.

Diana Finlayson, Department chair, yoga therapy Maryland University of Integrative Health

The clear, clean writing of Tracey Meyers, "Yin Yoga and Mental Health," cultivates the reader's attention in the same manner a yin posture invites the practitioner into a deeper, more meditative understanding of ways to engage in their lived experience.

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, New York Medical College and Co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath

Tracey Meyers deftly integrates Yin Yoga with psychotherapy in her thoughtful, scholarly approach to treating anxiety, depression, trauma, schizophrenia, and brain injury cases. Rare in its depth and clarity.... a must-read for clinicians and yoga therapists.

Kyla Pearce, Senior Director of Programs at LoveYourBrain Foundation

In today's movement towards making yoga more widely accessible and trauma-informed, this book is a must read. Tracey skillfully weaves together compelling stories, robust scientific and public health data, and step-by-step guidance in transformative yogic techniques, leaving the reader both inspired and empowered to support their own and others' mental health through the healing powers of yoga.

Jennifer Ciarimboli, CEO of Studio Be

Yin Yoga and Mental Health is sure to become a classic and staple in the library for yoga and mindfulness educators and clinicians alike. Tracey's lifelong dedication to exploring new, integrative models for whole person healing are a gift to all of us.

Peter Tolisano, Psy.D., ABPP Director of Psychology, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

Dr. Meyers has delivered a practical guide to help mental health professionals across disciplines gain the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate yin yoga into existing treatment approaches. Her method, applicable to diverse and challenging clinical presentations, is reinforced with case vignettes, and infused with easy-to-understand illustrations. It is refreshing to see renewed support of treating the mind-body connection in a way that perfectly complements a traditional model of psychiatric care.

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