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Yoga Therapy Research Project - Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy for people living with Anxiety


I am very pleased to be able to give a plug to a small study happening here in Wellington. My yoga teacher and fellow body therapist, Lynda Miers-Henneveld is completing her 3 year qualification in Yoga Therapy and as part of this study, has been asked to conduct some research into the effectiveness of Yoga Therapy for a particular ailment, age group, or population group. For her project, Lynda has decided to test the effectiveness of the Yoga Therapy modality for people living with anxiety. I have the utmost respect for Lynda and I know that she will be conducting this piece of research with the care and respect it deserves.

Lynda is calling for participants for her study. She requires people who are prepared to commit to some classes and a small amount of homework over a 12 week period. They will be asked to fill in questionnaires at various times to help track the effectiveness of the programme. There will be no charge for any of the classes, but it does require a commitment to attend all sessions and fill out the questionnaires as honestly as possible. No previous experience with yoga is required. The yoga practices will be gentle and can be adapted for most people. The Yoga Therapy tools can be effective in supporting people who are on medication, as well as those who wish to cope without them.

Information about the study can be found in the document here.

If you live with anxiety and being part of this very interesting research project is something that interests you, or if you know of someone living with anxiety who you think would be interested, please feel free to share this blog post with them or get in touch with Lynda to find out more (contact details in the document link above).



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Odette Wood

Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ) Level 6

Dip. HSc (Therapeutic Massage)

Dip. HSc (Sports & Massage Therapy)

Cert. Relaxation Massage

 

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