course »Teaching Mindfulness to Youth

Date: 2/21/2019, 10:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 2
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
It’s a fact much of the trauma experienced in younger years (and after 12 years of age) lives in the body and cognitive therapy may prove less than effective for regulating trauma in the moment. Many of the youth suffer from inability to self-regulate in the moment, especially when experiencing trauma triggers, challenged with new skills, and/or faced with situations where they lack power. Mindfulness techniques designed for youth will be explained, demonstrated and experienced by participants in the workshop. Goals: to support young people to manage their energy and feel empowered to relate confidently to others, make good decisions for themselves, and act on those decisions. Simple techniques that enable youth to use their own senses to self-regulate will be shared and practiced during this interactive workshop. Prepare to be engaged with yourself and others!