Date: 1/9/2017, 8:45 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
In this training we’ll explore the history of the mindfulness movement, explore why young people might want to learn mindfulness, and explore ways to help sell them on the practices. We’ll review how to deliver exercises in terminology and with metaphor relevant to the experience of urban young people from a diversity of backgrounds. Then we’ll focus on modifying mindfulness practices for use with young people in different age ranges, and particularly those with trauma exposure. We’ll practice simple sequential exercises for helping young people develop the foundations of self-awareness in an environment of safety, respect for self and others, and deep inquiry.