Date: 3/13/2017, 8:45 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
In this training we’ll explore the physiology of trauma, and how it shows up in the body, behavior, and subjective experience of the client. We’ll then develop a model of mindfulness intervention based on responsiveness to the present moment state of a client’s nervous system, taking into account their exposure to trauma and how this may manifest moment-to-moment. We’ll explore which practices are generally supportive for those with trauma exposure, and how to tailor practices to meet client’s needs when they are in fight/ flight/ or freeze responses. We’ll also examine how trauma in clients impacts the experience of caregivers, and explore measures caregivers can take to help themselves maintain wellbeing and resilience when working with trauma in youth clients.