Yoga and its connection to mental health
Verbalizing the similarities between yoga philosophy and evidence-based, Western mental health practices. Identifying mindless-based yoga practice that can be utilizes in mental health treatment to enhance cognitive change and a mindfulness-based yoga practice that can be utilized to enhance behavioral change.
Nikolai Blinow is a certified yoga instructor and licensed mental health counselor in the state of Rhode Island. She founded OMpowerment Psychotherapy with the goal of serving a unique niche in the mental health and personal development community. Nikolai integrates research-based Westernized, mental health practices with holistic approaches to treatment and does this by combining training in interpersonal communications and mental health counseling with yoga and mindfulness practices.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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