First of a Four-Part Series
Bobbi Beale, PsyD, Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at Case Western Reserve University, presents the first installment in a four-part series designed to help care providers care for themselves. The need for provider self-care, always a concern in the healthcare field, has been especially pronounced during Covid-19 and the myriad challenges it has brought.
Joining Dr. Beale is frequent CIP training associate, Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, a certified yoga therapist who has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the UZIT Trainings and directs the year-long trainings in Columbus.
Dr. Beale has specialized in designing non-traditional therapy programs for youth populations that are at risk or have trauma histories. Her programs have utilized adventure therapy (AT) to increase skills and resiliency, and include individual, family and group applications. She also worked on validating AT with clinical research in Trauma-Informed Day Treatment and implementing a new AT program with both home-based and multi-family group components. Bobbi is also a trainer and consultant on issues related to youth including: Trauma & Resiliency, Bullying, Supportive Behavior Management, Outcomes, Cultural Diversity, Evidence-Based Practices and Teambuilding.
About Marcia Miller
Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, and certified yoga therapist, has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the UZIT Trainings and directs the year-long trainings in Columbus. She is also the Reiki Master and a curriculum advisor for UZIT National. She is on a community advisory board for the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the Ohio State University and offers UZIT modalities in Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University and to staff members at Kobacker House Hospice.
Marcia leads several types of yoga teacher trainings and she designed and taught the yoga protocol for two large Ohio State University research projects. One researched the effect of yoga on the immune system and the other on the benefits of yoga for women recovering from breast cancer.
Marcia is also a Reiki Master Teacher and teaches Reiki around the country as well as at Yoga on High. She uses reiki extensively in her classes and with private clients. She is also passionate about Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and is bringing NVC to the yoga community and yoga to the NVC community. In 2008 Marcia took the lead in founding the Yoga on High Foundation, a fund at the Columbus Foundation as a way to serve all populations of people in her community including low income kids, homeless veterans and populations traumatized by sexual violence.
Marcia recently had the privilege and joy to teach UZIT to hospice workers in S. Africa and continues to offer skill building in self-care to people in hard jobs who want to continue their lives of service. Her yoga training has been continuous as she has broadened her knowledge in areas of asana and meditation, anatomy and physiology, yoga for traumatized populations and therapeutic yoga.
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