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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Crossover Yoga Project Offers Trauma-Informed Training in September 2019

Elisha Simpson

Beginning September 11, Speak Easy10562, in Ossining, will host two of Crossover Yoga Project’s 15-hour trauma-informed trainings. The CYT training is intended for mental health clinicians, educators, child welfare staff and professionals who work with people who have been affected by trauma and want to increase their capacity to support their needs.

         Participants will learn the importance of self-care and how personal experiences affect professional judgment. They will also learn how systematic oppression—racism, poverty and the impact of trauma—affects them and the people they interact with in their daily lives. Tools learned in the training can assist in increasing people’s self-awareness, self-control and well-being.

         Elisha Simpson, executive director of Crossover Yoga Project, will lead the training. “All individuals have the ability to thrive,” she says. “Understanding the impact of trauma on our lives brings us insight toward developing others’ full potential to engage in meaningful relationships and life goals.” Simpson founded CYP to empower marginalized teen girls through trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness and art.

         Shari Applebaum took the CYP training to inform her work as a suicide bereavement support specialist with the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester. The training was “truly informative, insightful and enlightening,” she says. “This shared breadth of knowledge is so vital in my learning about trauma, and gave me a clearer understanding of how to help myself so I can help others in my work.”  


For more info, call 914.319.4010, email [email protected], or visit To register, visit or and search “trauma-informed training” in Ossining.

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