Services of Leslie Temme, PhD, LCSW, RYT

Meditation and Yoga as a tool for clients and facilities

Constant exposure to the suffering of your clients can leave you feeling exhausted and susceptible to burnout. By practicing meditation and yoga, you can expand your empathy and compassion as a Social Worker, as well as remain composed when faced with a distraught client or a difficult day at the office. I assist professionals and institutions in learning how to integrate alternative practices that are most effective for their population and setting.

Alternative Treatment Approaches for Clients and Institutions

While meditation and yoga have become popular adjuncts to traditional clinical treatment, it is important that we pay close attention to how we utilize these and other alternative practices. Is your facility doing a good job of integrating a mindful approach? Are alternative practices being implemented in an informed manner? 
 
Having a well rounded knowledge-base of the different types of alternative practices will help you and your facility determine which practices are best suited for your clients. One of the mistakes made is to assume that one type of practice will be effective for every client. For example, a guided or structured meditation practice is more effective to improve concentration for clients who have no meditation background vs. an insight breath focused meditation which has little guidance but may assist with recognition of thoughts and feelings. I assist professionals and institutions in learning how to identify and integrate the alternative practices that best fit their populations and settings.
WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

YOGA

YOGA

MENTORING

MENTORING