- Betsy Shandalov
- 1 Hour 59 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jul 30, 2020
Children who are balanced in their body and brain do better in school, are more resilient, and feel more calm. Research shows yoga improves brain functioning, focus, balance, proprioception, the vestibular system, physical strengthening, and sensory desensitization. Studies show positive changes in brain patterns by quieting the mind and moving the body in mindful ways. Attend and learn calming breathwork individualized to each child’s diagnosis and symptomologies; active and restorative yoga poses and sequences; and specific mindfulness techniques to help children with autism, sensory disorders, and neurological disorders.
|Manual – Yoga, Meditation, & Mindfulness (4.6 MB)||49 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Yoga to Improve Brain Function
- Yoga, meditation and mindfulness
- Self-regulation and vagal tone and the nervous system
- Parts of the brain and movement patterns that can change behavior
Breathwork to Enhance the Nervous System
- Yogic breathing
- Practice breath patterns that are calming
- Techniques specific to child’s diagnosis
Active and Restorative Yoga Poses
- Differences between active and calming poses
- How prone and standing poses affect the body
- Eye exercises for brain balancing
Creating a Customized Treatement Plan
- Incorporate specific yoga, mindfulness and meditation techniques
- Strategies for diagnoses: autism, sensory disorders, neurological disorders, cancer and ADHD
- Case study review
- Food and home modification as part of the treatment
- Parent participation
Betsy Shandalov, OTR /L, C-IAYT, AWC, has worked as a clinician, educator and supervisor in rehabilitation and community re-entry. She now treats adults and children in a variety of healthcare and educational settings, using Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness as her main therapeutic modalities. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability in a variety of settings combines with her complementary Integrative medicine treatment to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system work together for natural and therapeutic healing.
She continues to lecture around the country to encourage and educate other healthcare professionals to learn more about Integrative Medicine and its benefits. Her hope is that if we can teach clients to empower themselves with diet modifications, movement and breath then they can change their lifestyle to prevent injury, heal an existing injury and help with pain management and trauma throughout the lifespan.
Financial: Betsy Shandalov is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Betsy Shandalov has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.