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Using yoga, meditation in clinical practice to be addressed in talk at ETSU

Contributed • Aug 30, 2019 at 5:08 PM

Can the unique health benefits of yoga and meditation be harnessed within clinical and recovery settings?

Dr. Leslie Temme will discuss this approach in “Integrating Yoga and Meditation into Clinical Practice,” the first free public talk of the fall semester in the “Women on Wednesdays” lecture series sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University. Her talk will be held Sept. 4 at noon in the Reece Museum.

Temme’s personal experiences with yoga and meditation influenced her research on the efficacy of alternative practices within clinical settings. She will briefly demonstrate some basic meditation and yoga practices and discuss their benefits and risks.

She will also share her journey investigating the integration of yoga and meditation in a variety of clinical settings while offering insights into the strengths and challenges of moving forward with this process.

A clinical assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at ETSU, Temme earned her Ph.D. in social work in 2010 from the Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.

Since moving to Western North Carolina in 2011, she has continued this work as a yoga teacher in various settings and integrated meditation in the classroom.

Temme’s current research project, based in Asheville, North Carolina, focuses on using Subtle Yoga protocol with individuals in early addiction treatment.

The “Women on Wednesdays” series is designed to raise awareness about the research, scholarship and community engagement conducted by women at ETSU; to provide a venue where women on campus and in the community can discuss and support each other’s work; and to give students an opportunity to meet faculty who could become mentors for their studies.

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