Nathalie Edmond, Psy.D., RYT-200
Mindful and Multicultural Counseling

Owning our Stories in Anti-racism work

An afternoon with Dr. Nathalie Edmond

Our deep socialization around race is often invisible or discussed in coded language.  It can be difficult to have meaningful converations around race and race often intersects with other identities. 

This workshop will take a mindfulness perspective and explore concepts such as racism, internalized racism, white privilege, white supremacy, implicit bias, disrupting dominant narratives and how people can continue to explore their racial identity and become accomplices/allies in working towards social justice. 

Saturday, June 1st 2019 1-4 pm
Cost $30

Location: Ewing office
Email to register

SATURDAY, June 15th 2 TO 3:30 PM

Sunday, September 15th 2 to 4 pm
at Honor Yoga Pennington
Stress, anxiety, trauma, depression…yoga can help. Yoga helps the body slow down and bring awareness to habitual patterns of responding and relating to ourselves and the world. By focusing on the breath, the body and the present moment we can help reduce anxious and depressive thoughts as well as move energy around.

This workshop is beneficial to anyone who wishes to find greater mindfulness and compassion in their lives. Practice will include slow flow yoga, yin and restorative poses, chanting, and meditation.

No prior yoga experience needed.  

Honor Yoga Foundation is sponsoring this FREE workshop to the community. 


Trauma Sensitive and Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Teacher trainings at Honor Yoga (see below for more details):

7/27 and 7/28 in Hillsborough
10/12 and 10/13 in North Brunswick

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and Yoga for Depression and Anxiety ​
7/27 and 7/28 - Hillsborough

10/12 and 10/13 North Brunswick

Trauma Sensitive Yoga has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, and neuroscience as well as deep roots in yoga. At the moment of trauma our arousal system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) is impacted moving us into hyperarousal or hypoarousal. We are wired to automatically engage our animal defenses which are fight, flight, freeze, submit or attach to help us survive. If we experience repeated traumas there can be lasting effects on our body and arousal system which makes yoga a healing modality to help address the body's memories of the trauma. The breath is the vehicle for helping to regulate our arousal system. Trauma sensitive yoga aims to cultivate awareness of the mind-body connection and build self-regulation skills to address the ways in which trauma is held in the body.

Pillars of trauma informed care that will be reviewed in the training:
-building awareness/mindfulness of mind-body connection and how trauma is held in the body
-teaching in a way that focuses on internal experience rather than expression of asana
-fostering curiosity, self-trust, and self-confidence
-development of safety
-promotion of healing relationships
-teaching of self-management and coping skills
-empowering choices in how one practices and move's one's body
-pacing of practice so one doesn't feel overwhelmed
-helping to safely connect to one's body
-identifying and changing somatic patterns
-learning somatic resources and focused breathing exercises
-understanding role of mindfulness
-understanding how privilege and power can impact relationship
-promoting post-traumatic growth
Training will be didactic and experiential so come prepared to practice. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to participate.   


More info about registration:


 In this psychotherapy group a variety of mindfulness based skills will be reviewed to help us better understand our emotions and experiences that lead us to feel shame/unworthy.  We will learn to balance acceptance and change to live more satisfying, peaceful lives.​​

We will focus on healing our shame and welcoming a range of emotions by incorporating these elements:

-instead of thinking of ourselves as broken or damaged considering ourselves to be wounded and in need of healing
-moving from self-disgust to budding compassion
-deepening awareness for the themes in our relationships, their origins and how they help or hurt us
-learning to share parts of ourselves that have been silenced and hidden in supportive relationships

Each session will include: 

-Meditation practices for "householders" rather than practices based on monastic tradition. We will learn to cultivate joy in our life, gratitude, curiosity, and compassion. We will learn to befriend our emotions and thoughts and welcome more of ourselves to live a fuller life. 

-Some type of psychoeducation to help tolerate distress, regulate emotions,  build shame resilience, increase flexible thinking and/or become more interpersonally effective

-Opportunities for discussion and processing issues from our daily lives

-Learning how we experience emotions through sensations, body movements, action urges, images, and thoughts

Group typically meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30 to 7:50 pm. Next few meetings will be: 5/2, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15.

Call Dr. Nathalie Edmond to discuss if you are interested

Cost of group session:  $30 each session 

Encourage 3 month minimum commitment to attending group with payment of 3 sessions at a time to hold your place in group.

Some horizon and medicare insurances accepted at contracted rate

Will explore:
-sleep science research
​-stages of sleep
-how much sleep do we need
-the downside of using sleep medication
-tips for improving sleep hygiene
-the role of thoughts and behaviors in sleep problems
​-the role of relaxation in helping with sleep​

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Many people have problems with sleep and part of that is due to activation of our nervous system stress response and/or unhealthy bedtime routine.

Learn the best practices of sleep science research from CBT for insomnia which show that most of sleep issues are related to negative sleep thoughts and habits.

Offered periodically
Cost $40 for workshop or $100 for individual session

Some Horizon and Medicare insurance accepted
Individual sessions can be scheduled as well as a follow up or instead of group
Traditional CBT-I  is evidenced based practice that is proven to be more effective than sleep medication.  It is typically 5 sessions over 6 weeks.  I have completed the certification process to facilitate this series.