Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alissa Catiis Now Accepting Clients!

We would love to introduce you to our wonderful new addition to the Womencare team! Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW, is now accepting new clients. For more information on Alissa, read her bio here.

Alissa is a bilingual systems therapist who draws on psychodynamic, relational, and developmental theory in her work with children, adolescents, and adults. She is very creative and enjoys using that in her work through the integration of art, literature, movement, and writing into her clinical work. She believes that each person's path towards healing and wellness is unique and is prepared to offer a variety of interventions!

Alissa is available to train, present, or consult on:

  • Contemplative clinical practice
  • Creative and body-based interventions for managing stress and healing trauma
  • Trauma-sensitive yoga for survivors and clinicians
  • Self-care for helping professionals
  • Supporting teen parents

To work with Alissa, you can reach her at 847-475-7003, extension 37.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yoga for Trauma Survivors in Clinical Settings - 10/10

As part of our foray into the blog world, we would like to increase your awareness of events Womencare Counseling Center is involved in. Our new staff therapist, Alissa Catiis, will be speaking at an event this month. We'd love for you to join her!

Event Details
Yoga for Trauma Survivors in Clinical Settings
  • Date and Time: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 9:00am
  • Location: NASW IL, 404 S Wells, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Presented by: Alissa Catiis
  • Cost: $30 Nonmember / FREE NASW IL Member (+$8 Live Virtual)
  • Registration: Follow this link to register.
  • CEUs Earned: 2

When combined with effectively sensitive instructors, the practice of yoga has the power to heal. Join Alissa Catiis to explore yoga and its ability to help people from trauma with the help of sensitive yoga instructors.

In this experimental workshop, clinicians will explore yoga tools effective for managing anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress that can be taught to clients in your office. These tools include: breathing exercise, meditations, self-inquiry exercise, mudras (hand gestures, and mantras (sounds, words, or group of words). This workshop will also include:
  • An overview of trauma and its impact on the brain and the body
  • Why trauma-sensitive yoga is needed and how yoga impacts the brain and body
  • Foundational principles of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Yoga tools effective for managing anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress that clinicians can incorporate into therapy

If you are interested in attending this event or learning more, please follow this link to register or contact us.