Yoga & Meditation Techniques For Anxiety & Depression
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Yoga & Meditation Techniques For Anxiety & Depression

Learn how to counteract symptoms of anxiety & depression with effective yoga strategies and meditation techniques.
4.4 (30 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,375 students enrolled
Created by Teagan Fea
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Reduce your symptoms of depression and increase your feelings of well-being in 8 weeks
  • Release your depression naturally without the use of medication. (NB Please do not go off your medication, unless you are advised to do so by your medical practitioner)
  • Feel positive, relaxed and in love with yourself and life
  • Learn why your mind is making you feel depressed and how to change it to feel positive, relaxed and at peace
  • Understand how your brain has become biologically wired to support your depression and how you can rewire it to support positive thoughts and feelings
  • Harmonize your feelings and change your perspective about yourself and learn to love who you are
  • Implement a diet and exercise plan that will help you to release stored & depressed energy and to release endorphins, the 'feel good' hormones
  • Practice gentle yoga & meditation designed by a Yoga Therapist (with 15 years of experience)
  • Identify your ‘common thinking errors’ and become empowered to change your life
  • Learn 3 therapeutic breathing techniques that will calm and relax your mind, body and emotions after only 5 minutes of practice
  • Work with a powerful tool that changes your negative feelings/emotions to positive ones
  • Take your control back from the 'inner critic', the voice in your head that tells you that you are no good, worthless, not loveable, not attractive etc
  • Release tension and stress in the body naturally without the use of drugs.
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Requirements
  • You will need to commit to daily practice to get the most out of this course and to see positive results at the end of an 8 week period.
Description

This course is designed to help you reduce anxiety & depression through the use of yoga and meditation. You will begin by learning the connection between the mind and the emotions, and how this link has a profound effect on your mental health. Through the learning of yoga and meditation techniques, you will understand how to change your emotional state through the rewiring of your brain.

Your course instructor Teagan Fea has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Auckland. She is an international yoga teacher and a Radical Transformational Therapist who has successfully taught thousands of students worldwide, helping those suffering from depression and anxiety to feel good about themselves and live life with a smile on their face.

This course is perfect for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression and wants to tackle it with natural and holistic health remedies. It is a great course for anyone who has an interest in improving their mental health and wellbeing and wants to wake up every morning, feeling empowered and happier.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 86 lectures with over 3 hours of video content, plus supporting handout materials
  • Implement a diet and exercise plan to help you to release endorphins, the ‘feel good’ hormones.
  • Learn powerful tools and practices that generate positive thinking & feeling pathways in the brain.
  • Learn 3 therapeutic breathing techniques that will calm and relax your mind, body and emotions after only 5 minutes of practice.
  • Suitable for anyone who suffers from anxiety, depression or emotional issues who wants to create powerful change in their lives.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course will benefit people who suffer from anxiety and/or depression. It does information of a spiritual nature so you will need to have an open mind to this kind of material.
  • Because this course includes meditation practices, it is not recommended for people who suffer from psychotic episodes or delusions. If you suffer from more severe depression, please seek advise from your doctor or psychiatrist before commencing this program to see if it is appropriate for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
10:49:33
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Introduction
2 Lectures 16:56

In this introduction, you will learn about how this program is structured and how you can get the most out of it.

Preview 07:20

In this lecture, we explore how we can change our perspective about depression to see it in a more positive light. This lecture also includes the objectives for the course.

Depression- A Gateway To Inner Peace
09:36
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Week 1: Mastering & Healing The Mind
9 Lectures 02:13:14

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 04:22

In this lecture you will learn about the mind from a Yoga perspective. You will learn how the mind is constructed and how it influences your experience of life.

Preview 09:25

This is a guided reflection that will assist you to view your mind more objectively. It begins the process of awareness which is vitally important for healing depression.

The Health of Your Mind: Inquiry
07:39

In this lecture you will learn about the obstacles that create suffering from a yoga perspective. You will discover which obstacles maybe creating or adding to your experience of depression.

How Your Mind Is Making You Suffer
14:15

In this lecture, you will learn about the states of mind from a yoga perspective. You will learn which state of mind you are operating in most of the time and how this influences our experience of life. This is a fascinating topic.

The 5 States of Mind
13:07

In this lecture, you will learn about the common thinking errors from a Cognitive Behavioural Perspective, and how they influence your feelings and experiences. Once you know what your errors in thinking are, you will be more aware and will be able to change them.

The Errors in Our Thinking & How They Can Lead To Depression
12:59

After diving into an exploration of the mind in the previous lectures, in this lecture you will now learn how to master and heal the mind.

How We Can Heal The Mind To Feel at Peace
12:40

This is the yoga practice for this week. It is going to help you to let go of all that you no longer need including negative thinking, feelings etc.

In this practice we focus on the sun as the bhavana or the intention. The sun is cleansing, purifying and uplifting. This practice will assist you to change the neurological wiring of the brain to bring your mind into a more positive state. It also prepares the mind to start focusing which is important for meditation.

Practice this class every day for at least a week. I recommend however that you practice this for 2-3 weeks before you move to the next practice later in the program. This is also the practice for the next Key.

This Weeks Yoga Practice: Cleansing & Letting Go
39:33

This meditation supports this key. In this meditation, you will learn how to become aware of the mind from an objective point of view. It will teach your mind to focus and you will learn how to reflect and observe, which is an essential component for healing depression.

This Week's Meditation Practice: 'Mastering The Mind'
19:14
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Week 2: Rewiring The Brain To Create Positive Emotional Experiences
7 Lectures 01:46:18

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 02:25

In this lecture, you will learn about Neurological Scientist, Candace Pert's work about the biological nature of emotions. This is fascinating work which will help you to understand why depression is so hard to shift, because our brains become neurological wired to support it! Im guessing you're going to have an Aha moment during this lecture :)

How Thought Influences Our Emotions. Important Information You Must Know!
07:22

So now that we've learnt how our brains become neurological wired to support depression, in this lecture you will learn how to change this programing in the brain. It can be done, I assure you!

How We Can Rewire & Change The Brain To Feel Happier.
11:26

Embodied Awareness is the key to breaking the feedback loop between the mind and the emotions and it assists in rewiring the brain. In this lecture, we delve into why this is a powerful tool.

Learn How to Break The Feedback Loop Between The Mind & The Emotions.
13:08

In this video, we practice embodied awareness. You will be guided through this process.

Embodied Awareness: Practice
08:31

This meditation supports this Key. It has been designed to assist you to develop awareness about the link between your mind and your emotions. In this meditation, we continue developing awareness and focusing the mind.

Practice this every day until you move to the next meditation practice.

This Week's Meditation: 'The Mind & The Emotions'
23:54

This week, we continue to practice the Sun Yoga Practice. By now, you should be noticing how things change every time you come to your yoga mat, including the state of your mind, you body and your emotions. Congratulations, you are learning to become the witness!

This Week's Yoga Practice: Cleansing and Letting Go.
39:32
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Week 3: Healing The Fragmented Aspects of Self
7 Lectures 01:44:07

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 02:03

In this lecture, you will learn how you may have started rejecting aspects of who you are. This is a fascinating look at how we can turn on ourselves at a very early age. More Aha moments!

Where Does Depression Come From in? Exploring Separation in The Self
12:40

Now you will learn some powerful tools to help you to reclaim who you are. These tools will greatly assist you to learn to love and accept yourself. This is exciting!

Becoming Whole: How to Heal Your Wounds.
08:47

If you suffer from Depression, you will know the inner critic well. This is the voice inside your head that criticizes and berates you constantly. In this lecture, you will learn a powerful process to help you to reclaim your power back from this debilitating voice.

Say Goodbye to the Inner Critic, that nasty voice in your head that criticizes.
10:58

This meditation supports this Key. It has been designed to help you reclaim who you are and to love all of the aspects that make up the Self.

Practice this every day for at least a week before moving to the next key.

This Week's Meditation: 'Integrating the Self'
32:24

This is the yoga practice for this Key. After cleansing with the Sun, we now focus on the moon as the bhavana or the intention.

In this practice you will focus on the moon to assist you to connect with the mother aspect in your psyche. Often, if our inner child has not been nourished and supported, we have to learn to mother ourselves. This is the objective of this practice. This practice will nurture and support you.

Practice this every day until you move to the next Key.

This Week's Yoga Practice: Nurturing, Supporting & Healing The Self
37:15

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Week 4: Releasing Emotional Pain
5 Lectures 01:30:25

In this lecture we will explore the Vasomotoric Cycle (a Somatic Psychotherapy model) to understand how emotional energy becomes stuck and depressed in the body. You will learn how to discharge this energy effectively so that it no longer feels stuck and heavy.

Preview 12:41

In this lecture we explore how relaxation and embodied awareness are powerful tools that will assist you to complete the Vasomotoric Cycle, and activate the parasympathetic or relaxation response.

The Importance of Relaxation In Reducing Depression & Anxiety
08:53

This meditation supports this Key. It teaches you how to consciously relax to support the completion of the Vasomotoric Cycle. Please practice this every day for at least a week before you move to the next key.

Meditation: Deep Relaxation
30:01

This week, we continue to practice the moon yoga practice. Please practice this every day for at least a week before you move to the next Key.

This Week's Yoga Practice: Nurturing, Supporting & Healing The Self
37:15
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Week 5: The Breath, The Key To Inner Peace
7 Lectures 01:37:11

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 02:06

The breath is a powerful tool that can assist us to change the mind, body and emotions. In this lecture, you will learn about the physiological and psychological benefits of effective breathing and why the breath is a powerful tool in treating depression.

Working With The Breath To Heal The Mind, Body & Emotions
12:13

In this video, you will learn Diaphramatic Breathing. This is an excellent technique to calm the mind and body.

Practice: Diaphramatic Breathing
14:14

In this video, you will learn how to work with the exhalation to calm and relax the mind. Lengthening the exhalation will bring you back into the parasympathetic or the relaxation response, reducing stress and tension. It is a powerful tool that assists you to relax and let go.

Practice: Working With The Exhale To Come Back To The Relaxation Response
11:21

Working with long tones (sound) naturally lengthens the exhalation, which is calming and relaxes and focuses the mind. In the video you will be guided through a process that teaches you how to use sound to lengthen the exhalation.

Sound is also excellent for opening up the throat and encouraging you to express yourself more fully.

Practice: Working With Sound To Lengthen The Exhalation
11:53

This meditation supports this Key. It will assist you to develop awareness about the breath and will teach you how to work with the breath to calm the mind and the emotions.

Practice this meditation every day.

This Week's Meditation Practice: 'Breath Awareness'
17:54

This yoga practice uses Tratak, or candle gazing to help you to connect with and heal your heart. This practice will also help you to train your mind to come into the state of relaxed and focused awareness.

Practice this class every day before you move to the next Key.

This Week's Yoga Practice: Connecting With The Heart
27:30
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Week 6: Changing Up Your Emotions
5 Lectures 01:07:28

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 03:52

As you know, it is extremely difficult to change your thinking to be more positive. As we have learn't, this is because our brains become conditioned towards negative thinking and emotions.

In this lecture you will learn a valuable tool called the Emotional Guidance Scale (EGS). The EGS will teach you how to change your emotions to be more positive, one step at a time, making the process of learning how to think positively more achievable.

The Emotional Guidance Scale: A Powerful Tool To Help You Change Your Emotions
10:05

Learning to practice appreciation is powerful in changing our experience of life. In this lecture, you will learn how actively practicing appreciation changes your reality and positively influences your mind.

Appreciation- Changing Your Vibration.
06:01

In this meditation, you will practice appreciation. Even if it is difficult at first, practice will help you to come into the feeling of appreciation more fully. Practice this meditation forever! Just kidding, but in all honesty, this practice will assist you for your entire life!

This Weeks Meditation: Joy & Abundance
20:06

This week, we continue with the heart yoga practice, bringing you into a deeper connection with your heart.

This Week's Yoga Practice: Connecting With The Heart
27:24
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Week 7: Nourish Yourself Into Wellness
3 Lectures 19:32

This is the introduction to this Key. It outlines the learning objectives.

Preview 02:10

Diet plays an important role in how we feel mentally. If you do not have a life sustaining diet, this can lead to depression. Making dietary changes and adding nutritional support to your diet, can change the way you feel.

In this lecture, you will learn about diet and its relationship to depression from a western and an Ayurvedic (Indian traditional medicine) perspective.

Eat Your Way To Mental Well-being
09:52

Exercise is an underused tool in treating depression. It is powerful because it helps us to complete the Vasomotoric Cycle, as discussed in Key 4: Releasing Emotional Pain.

In this lecture, you will learn about implementing an exercise program to assist with your journey towards healing depression.

Exercise- An Underused Tool In Treating Anxiety & Depression
07:30
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Week 8: Implementing A Plan of Action
1 Lecture 04:05

Wow, you have reached the end of the program! Only 1 last thing to do, that is to complete your Depression Action Plan. This will assist you to continue moving forward.

Implementing A Depression Action Plan To Help You Move Forward
04:05
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Additional Lectures
1 Lecture 09:17
How to Manage Change
09:17
About the Instructor
Teagan Fea
4.8 Average rating
88 Reviews
2,919 Students
5 Courses
International Yoga Teacher & Therapist

Working With the Right Guide is Important, One Who Has Knowledge, Wisdom and Experience.

With over 17 years of experience as an International Yoga Teacher and Therapist, I inspire and educate people how to change and transform their lives. As an international teacher, I have taught in Australia, New Zealand, Peru, and Mexico and have assisted hundreds of people to find inner peace through yoga, meditation, & counselling.

As a Coach and Therapist, I have pioneered a wholistic approach that assists people to transform their lives, using Yoga Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy. This work has been recognised for assisting and affecting positive change in hundreds of people particularly those who suffer from anxiety and depression disorders.

As am Empath & Intuitive I also communicate with animals and nature and teach people how to connect with the magic of life in this way.

If you want to create profound change in your life, I look forward to guiding you into a deeper understanding of yourself, so that you can experience a greater feeling of inner peace.

Credentials: BA Sociology/Anthropology (University of Auckland), Dip Marketing (Auckland University of Technology), Dip Health; Yoga Teaching (Centre for Adult Education), Cert Life Coaching (Institute of Inspired Living), Cert Yoga Teaching; Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (Agama Yoga Centre), Cert Career Coaching (DBM Consulting), Cert Health & Wellness Leadership (Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre), Cert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Cairn Millar Institute), Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (Centre for Adult Education) Rapid Transformational Therapist (Marisa Peer)