Yoga Nidra is a sleep based, guided meditation. It is conscious sleep. All of the techniques used during a Yoga Nidra session are designed to guide an individual’s attention inward, creating a sense of wellbeing and ease. Yoga Nidra resets, briefly at first, the mind and body. This reset allows them to function normally without the interference of the ego or unconscious mind. Recent research has shown that mindful relaxation techniques are associated with an increase in the size of the hippocampus in as little as eight weeks. Serotonin is released during Yoga Nidra. Serotonin stimulates the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, helping to restore mood and memory. Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique (including Yoga Nidra) induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in accordance with their goals.
This program prepares the client for the second phase of trauma treatment – reprocessing trauma with a trauma trained therapist. The education quickens the process of healing for the client and when done right, the client can start enjoying the results of trauma treatment very fast. Using Beyond Trauma is the right way to start trauma treatment and MMR is proud to be part of the movement of using evidenced based treatment methods for trauma