Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. The author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression, she trains mental health and yoga professionals in adapting yoga for mood disorders in clinical settings at notable national and international venues, including Kripalu and the Omega Institute, and is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood. The founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, she offers advanced professional certification for mental health and yoga professionals in LifeForce Yoga(R) for depression and anxiety, as well as workshops for the everyday yoga practitioner.
"[U]seful for anyone wishing to empower him of herself with tools to establish greater emotional resilience and/or relieve anxiety and depression ... [C]ontains a wonderful compilation of simple mind-body practices that really everyone can benefit from." -- The Huffington Post "[G]roundbreaking ...[B]rilliantly opens a door to the physical and spiritual layers of a client-one that many therapists and counselors have been waiting to walk through. From a place of genuine respect, integrity, and intention, Amy Weintraub offers easily applied foundational yogic practices to enrich the therapeutic experience for both client and practitioner." -- Yoga Therapy Today "The value of this book is in its range: from Patanjali's Yoga Sutra to current scientific research, relevant psychology writings, and actual case studies, everything a therapist needs is right here." -- Yoga International "[A] pick for any serious psychology collection and offers therapists a groundbreaking discussion from a leader in yoga's application to mental health...It's a 'must' for any collection strong in clinical applications of meditative skills." -- Midwest Book Review "Yoga Skills for Therapists is both practical and inspiring; it will allow you to offer the precious gifts of yoga to your clients and deepen the roots of your own practice as well." -- Tara Brach, PhD, author, Radical Acceptance "Amy Weintraub has produced a groundbreaking manual that will guide a whole new generation of patients and therapists in the use of simple but extremely reliable yoga-based techniques for self-regulation." -- Stephen Cope, author, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self "Amy Weintraub is a master teacher, and her skills and heart are woven throughout this new classic for therapists, clients, and anyone interested in inner strength and peace." -- Rick Hanson, Ph.D. author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom "Amy Weintraub helps us to bring the ancient wisdom and scientifically validated power of yoga into our clinical practices. This book is lucid, well documented, and immediately practical. Powerful medicine for our patients and clients, and for all of us." -- James S. Gordon, MD, author, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, founder & director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine