Sacred Science for Clinicians

Date(s) - Oct 16
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Copper Beach Institute


Join NASW/CT for an engaging workshop to examine emerging knowledge, Sacred Science for Clinicians followed by an amazingly delicious lunch at Copper Beech Institute, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107.

Given the interest in complimentary alternative methods of treatment expressed by members of NASW/CT, we are following up on the workshop offered at our Spring Conference with this informative seminar presented by Jessica Serra, LCSW.  The workshop will focus on two treatment paradigms within the realm designated as the “sacred sciences”—Ayurvedic Medicine and Botanical/ Earth Medicine.

Workshop participants will be guided through the Ayurvedic philosophy, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in Northern India.  How this eastern psychological and “whole self health” framework conceptualizes anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic stress will be explored.  Attendees will learn about balancing nutrition/digestion and sample herbal and botanical supports for mental wellness and the role they play as healers while learning fundamental self-care rituals that can be adapted to clinical work with clients.

Facilitator: Jessica Serra, LCSW, C-IAYT, AHC, E-RYT  is clinical faculty within Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry as well as a seasoned integrative wellness practitioner and educator.  Her work in the mental health arena of evidence-based practice and trauma informed care has spanned the last two decades.  Jessica is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor through the Himalayan, Institute/National Ayurvedic Medical Association.  She is trained in holistic nutrition, herbalism, somatic/energy healing, indigenous and community medicine and is an IAYT certified yoga therapist who leads workshops and retreats both locally and internationally.

$75 Members  +  $99 “Non Yet” Members