Move Your Body To Change Your Mind: Incorporating Mindful Movement Into Clinical Practice

Trauma Informed Resilience Webinar

Being aware of one’s experience without judgement can help a person to develop healthy responses to stress. Emerging research is showing that mindful movement can have a positive impact on self-regulation, decision-making, and impulse control. Some people are so vigorous or restless that they cannot use sitting meditation. For those who find meditation difficult, mindful movement can help clients tap into a space beyond the busy mind to a place of clarity and calm. In this training, participants will learn about mindful movement as well as strategies on how to incorporate it into clinical practice.

Objective 1:

Provide an overview of mindful body movement practice

Objective 2:

Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the efficacy of movement in clinical practice.

Objective 3:

Identify and demonstrate three (3) mindful body movement techniques to use in clinical practice


1:00-2:00pmWhat is Mindful movement? Overview of the practice & research to support its effectiveness
2:00-2:30 pmBody’s response to stress: Bottom up strategies
2:30-2:45 pmExperiential: Matching breath with movement
2:45-3:00 pmBreak
3:00-3:30 pmHow to incorporate mindful movement into clinical practice
3:30-4:00 pmExperiential: Using movement with meditation & sound
4:00-4:15 pmQuestions & Evaluation

About The Facilitator

Dr. Nowakowski-Sims

Dr. Nowakowski-Sims PhD, LCSW, MPH is a clinician, teacher, and empath who incorporates mindful movement as a healing strategy for clients experiencing mood related imbalances. She is a registered yoga teacher-200 and a Lifeforce Yoga® practitioner. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and groups impacted by trauma. Dr. Nowakowski-Sims’ practice emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and heart to transform and grow the higher self through traditional psychotherapy and the practice of mindful movement. Dr Nowakowski-Sims has authored numerous articles and facilitated trainings about movement as an adjunct healing method for persons who have experienced trauma.

Schedule & Pricing


  • September 24, 2021 | 1:00-4:15 pm
  • Half-Day Webinar: $60 per person

CEU'S Available

  • 3 hrs of CEUs for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC

*The Mindful Movement webinar scheduled for September 24th, 2021 has been cancelled. Participants who registered for the webinar will receive a refund within 5-7 business days after communication from our Operations Manager Annette Cardoza ( If you do not receive your full refund within this timeframe, please contact our office and let us know.