course »Nonverbal and Somatic Strategies for Working with Youth

Date: 6/7/2016, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 4
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Participants will explore the non‐verbal and often unconscious languages of vocal tone, posture, facial expression, eye gaze, and emotional resonance, and examine what information they have to communicate to us.
‐Participants will explore the language of the hands, and examine what kinds of information are transmitted through gesture, and how this information can support our work with youth.
‐Participants will explore spatial power dynamics that result from position, height, proximity, positioning in a room, and how we can use an awareness of these factors to help keep clients feeling safe.
‐Participants will reflect on what their own non‐verbal signals may be communicating to clients.