CE Workshop | Media Consumption & Your Mental Health

October 20, 2022, 1pm ET

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About This Workshop

In 2019, the National Institute of Health (NIH) wrote an article, “Can you get PTSD/Trauma by watching TV?” They concluded that “TV viewing following trauma exposure may be a marker of vulnerability for developing PTSD and also a consequence of having PTSD. High TV viewing levels may be linked with ineffective coping strategies or social isolation, which increase risk of developing PTSD” (Source).

With information at our fingertips, we can watch what’s going on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our exposure to war is constant, but how does the body handle it? Seeing horrific things on the news can cause significant anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress—which impact us in many different ways. Yoga is one tool available that can help mitigate these symptoms.

In this workshop you’ll learn the signs of over-exposure and tools to help protect your mental wellness during these challenging times, plus:

  • Understand the history & impact of media on your mental health
  • Identify symptoms through a simple checklist approach
  • Learn solutions to combat stress using proven tools such as: yoga, meditation, EFT/Tapping, breathwork, and affirmations

About the Presenter

Cindy Beers, MS, E-RYT500 is a mission-minded entrepreneur responsible for founding, designing, and establishing a successful yoga business that creates a place for people of all ages and body types to practice yoga and mental health techniques in a safe, inviting, and authentic environment. She seeks to help her clients to grow through their own experiences and guides them to challenge existing self-limitations by teaching them to make the familiar strange and to question how they have come to know what they believe about what is possible for their own wellbeing.

Each client's experience is tailored to their ability, sprinkled with compassion and a touch of laughter that leaves them feeling confident and more at ease. Cindy’s teachings are informed from her extensive training and life experiences.

Cindy spent 18 years in the US Armed Forces and has a special understanding for teaching yoga and mental health practices to veterans, teens, and adults living with anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. She is also a dedicated educator with over 13 years of teaching experience at the university level. She is a skilled spokesperson, corporate liaison, and mediator with extensive experience working on hundreds of private and public sector contracts and is adept at taking projects from concept to completion.

Cindy is a member of Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500), ADAA (Anxiety, Depression Association of America) and NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness). Her programs and classes have been endorsed by the American Mental Wellness Association.

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