SKY-PTSD Research Study: Winter Webinar Series

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SKY-PTSD Research Study: Winter Webinar Series

Join us monthly for opportunities to learn about key topics with peers and experts in the field of Veterans' health and well-being!

By Subject Matter Health Research Lab

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Apr 12, 2023 12:00 PM - Thu, Jun 15, 2023 12:00 PM PDT

Location

Online

About this event

Overview

Within the Subject Matter Research Lab, an on-going clinical trial is investigating the effectiveness and implementation of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY), a breathing-based meditation intervention for Canadian Veterans living with PTSD.

To support the development of a community of practice and learning around the SKY-PTSD research study, we are hosting monthly webinars. This provides an opportunity for people to learn more about Veterans health with peers and experts in the field. To read more about the specific topics and dates, see the Schedule section down below.

Please note: The webinars will be held in English only. There will be opportunities to ask questions to our panelists and discuss current topics.

*All webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the Subject Matter website*

Schedule

Wed. April 12th, 2023: Stress and Trauma

This webinar will be lead by Dr. Abraham Rudnick.

This webinar will discuss the concepts of stress and trauma experienced by adults including Veterans, and relevant therapies and evidence-based interventions. Dr. Abraham Rudnick, Clinical Director of the Nova Scotia Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic, will speak about the concepts, characteristics, biopsychosocial interventions, and trauma-informed interactions.

Goals of this webinar:

  • Educate about the concepts of stress and trauma, and the range of impacts experienced by adults including Veterans.
  • To define characteristics of trauma and stressor related disorders, i.e., PTSD including comorbidities.
  • Explain the most common therapies (psychotherapies, pharmacotherapies, non-pharmacological, others) for PTSD.
  • Explain new research about therapies for PTSD (and related conditions).

Wed. May 10th, 2023: Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) for PTSD - Application & Interactive

This webinar will be lead by Spencer Delisle & Leslye Moore.

Join this webinar to learn more about a form of breathing-based meditation, Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY), that is being studied for its effects on Veterans living with PTSD. Panelists Leslye Moore, National Director of Project Welcome Home Troops, and Spencer Delisle, a certified SKY instructor and Vice President of the International Association for Human Values, will discuss the application surrounding the meditation intervention, SKY, including sharing testimonials from Veterans. This webinar will also discuss how Sudarshan Kriya Yoga works, including a live interactive demonstration of a few light stretches, breathing techniques and meditation.

Goals of this webinar:

  • Educate about Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) as an emerging intervention for Veterans living with PTSD.
  • Discuss the application of SKY in clinical and non-clinical settings.
  • Discuss past and current activities/events involving SKY and their impact.

Thurs. June 15th, 2023: Mind-Body Interventions

This webinar will be lead by Dr. Robert Simpson.

This webinar will discuss Mindfulness-Based Interventions in rehabilitation. Panelist, Dr. Robert Simpson, a specialist physician and researcher at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, will discuss the use, feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Interventions in rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is founded in a biopsychosocial model of health and seeks to optimize function and quality of life in people with disabling long-term conditions.

Goals of this webinar:

  • Define mindfulness and Mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Discuss theoretical basis and putative mechanisms of action for Mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Explore Mindfulness-based interventions through the lens of complexity.
  • Review scientific evidence for the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions among typical rehabilitation populations.

About the organizer

To support the development of a community of practice and learning around the SKY-PTSD research study, we are launching a webinar series. Once a month, the Subject Matter Lab will host a webinar to provide opportunities for people to learn more about key topics with peers and experts in the field of Veteran's health. The first webinar will launch in March and will focus on the application of SKY along with a live demonstration. Future topics include stress and trauma experienced by Veterans, mind-body interventions for physical and mental health conditions, and the impact of virtual therapies.