Upcoming Trainings and Workshops

Yoga for trauma weekend training with kate graham, LMFT, CYT 500

October 21st and 22nd (SAT and SUN) 9:00-5:00pm





Participants must be certified yoga instructors OR licensed mental health professionals.

In this workshop clinicians and yoga teachers will learn about yoga therapy for emotional health and healing and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between the physical and emotional body as it relates to trauma. Participants will learn about the importance of creating a safe space for trauma survivors and ways to create a safe space when working with clients and students. Participants will learn and practice evidenced based yoga and mindfulness techniques that they can implement with students and/or clients.


Saturday and Sunday October 21st and 22nd 9:30am-4:30pm


13 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) for licensed counselors, social workers and psychologists.

FEE: $420 plus processing fee if paying online

(pay online OR mail check to Psychology Specialists of Maine, 14 Maine Street Ste 309, Brunswick, ME 04011).



Kate Graham, LMFT, CYT 500

Kate Graham, LMFT, CYT 500


Kate Graham, LMHC, CYT 500, Founder of Soulful Yoga Therapy and a Member School of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

Kate specializes in yoga therapy and psychotherapy for those who experience anxiety, depression and trauma. She passionately believes in a full body approach to health and wellness. The "top down" nature of psychotherapy and the "bottom up" nature of yoga therapy are a powerful combination for healing. Kate believes that through yoga and psychotherapy we can honor the integrated nature of the physical body, emotional body and mind body to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of the whole self.

At the Brookline Trauma Center, Kate assisted in research studies on yoga and mental health and was privileged to lead the women's trauma sensitive yoga group - a program founded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and David Emerson. 

Kate offer psychotherapy and yoga therapy to adults, adolescents, families and couples and travels around New England facilitating training programs and workshops on Yoga Therapy. 


This program is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the core therapeutic yoga principals. Students will develop and refine the unique qualities and skills necessary to use yoga as therapy with individuals experiencing trauma.

1.     Learn the basic principles of trauma informed yoga therapy.

2.     Understand how trauma influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.

3.     Review fundamental yoga therapy perspectives and models for managing dysregulation and trauma in the body.

4.     Discover the interaction between the body, breath, mind, intellect, and emotions in health and well-being.

5.     Learn trauma informed evidence-based yoga practices including specific asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra techniques.

6.     Learn modified practices such as chair yoga to accommodate diverse settings and support clients with a wide range of abilities.

7.     Understand the elements necessary to create a safe space for trauma survivors

8.     Learn how to help your clients create a safe space for themselves within their practice. 

9.     Take away specific trauma informed yoga techniques for the clinical, group or private setting.

10.  Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic trauma informed yoga class.


Emerson, D., & Hopper, E. (2011). Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your body. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Hanson, R. (2009). Buddha's Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Levine, P. (2010). In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York, NY: Penguin Group.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Ample free parking is available in our lot on weekends (reserved spaces are free on weekends) and also 1 block away on Maine Street in Brunswick. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Dr. Julie Quimby, our director at info@psychologyspecialistsme.com with questions or find us online at www.psychologyspecialistsme.com.





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