AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection members, and $20 for non-Members. A list of our previous speakers can be found here.
Friday, June 7th, 2019
Animals As Bridges, Allies, and Anchors for Your Client’s Healing: Considerations for the mental health practitioner from ethical, trauma-informed, and relational lenses with Nicole Vykoukal, LCSW, RYT-200
We are offering 1.5 Ethics CEU’s for this event.
Join Nicole Vykoukal, LCSW in exploring how animals can foster connection, safety, and corrective relationships for your client’s growth. In addition to learning about animal-assisted therapeutic interventions, participants will be invited to embark on a personal journey to awaken their own inner connection with the ancient wisdom and healing power of animals.
Nicole Vykoukal, LCSW, RYT-200 is a psychotherapist in private practice, yoga teacher, and founder of Austin Doga: Yoga with your best friend. She has over 12 years experience and training in trauma, bereavement, the human-animal bond, and facilitating a connection with the ancient wisdom of animals and nature. Nicole works alongside her dog Snoop, and is passionate about helping people cope with anxiety, depression, grief (including pet loss and grief), and high sensitivity through a relational and down-to-earth approach. www.nicolevykoukal.com
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Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704