All classes and wellness programs are designed to help students become more in tune with their mind-body connection and to discover a sense of being at ease with themselves and the world around them. Classes are designed to cultivate and validate each student’s self-awareness through careful guidance and inquiry. Students are encouraged to meet themselves where they are in each moment and to utilize techniques and supports to address their own varying physical and emotional needs.
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Through the person-centered principles of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, Jessica aims to create a trusting, therapeutic environment and to help others in their own exploration of personal growth and well-being. She teaches the skills of non-judgment, interoception (internal body sensing, including physiological expressions of emotions), present moment awareness, compassion, and mindfulness to help others recognize and connect with the resources they have within and around them to feel more empowered, content, and purposeful in their everyday lives.
Jessica is a trauma-informed Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland, level-1 trained teacher in the delivery of iRest® Yoga Nidra, and registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She currently practices mental health therapy at Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center and teaches Yoga Nidra at Zenna Wellness Studio in Berlin. She offers private individual and group yoga and meditation classes, restorative retreats, and designs personal and workplace wellness programs for residents and visitors of the Eastern Shore.
Specialized Education/Training in Yoga and Mental Health includes but is not limited to the following:
Master of Social Work from Salisbury University & Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training with Richard Miller through the Integrative Restoration Institute
200-hour Svadhyaya Yoga Teacher Training at Involution Yoga in Lewes, DE
Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with The Trauma Center
Restorative Yoga 101 with Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500
Introduction to the Chakras with Barbara Spears
E-RYT 500, Rest For All--Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Lemerise, E-RYT 200
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Larissa Kitenko of Still Point Meditation.
Additional Continuing Education Training in the following: Youth Mental Health First Aid, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Considerations & Approaches:Supporting Trauma Survivors and Therapists, Yoga-Based Psychotherapy, Trauma Interventions for Young Children, Treating Complex Trauma in Child Welfare, Fostering Communities to Preserve Youth Resiliency and Recovery: Self-Care, Psychological First Aid, Many Paths to Wellness: Embracing and Loving the Journey & Game Changers, Use of Music, Movies, & Humor to Treat Mental Health Disorders, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Childhood Traumatic Grief, Understanding Disruptions in Normal Brain Development, Systems Approaches to Helping High Risk Youth and Their Families