Stretching Trauma-Informed Strategies: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

07dec10:00 am6:00 pmStretching Trauma-Informed Strategies: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

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Not all stresses and traumas are created equal, and children experience all kinds of situations that impact their assumptions of safety in the world (and in their bodies). Bullying, parental divorce, separation, an accident, loss of a loved one, and so many other adverse childhood experiences have the potential of being life altering and traumatic. Traumatic stress impacts kids differently, making it a challenge to identify and respond in the most beneficial ways. With the most cutting edge research and tools, and appropriate use of self, you can support them in healing, resiliency and growth. This unique workshop integrates hands on and ready to use techniques with cutting-edge research about traumatic stress, the brain-body connection and how yoga and mindfulness practices help to actually rewire the brain for healthier and more resilient functioning and reconnection. You will walk away with the know-how to help children who experience anxiety, depression, profound stress and self regulation difficulties to identify triggers, grow more self-aware, soothe their central nervous system, and feel greater overall safety and joy. You will build upon your trauma-informed lens, and engage in experientially based techniques that are sure to enrich and transform your already established practice or teaching style. Gather with other highly motivated and passionate professionals to engage in an interactive and dynamic experience about trauma, and bringing connection and joy back into everyday life experience of children. This workshop is equally accessible to practitioners with either many or no prior yoga and mindfulness experience. You’ll be equipped with the why and the how of implementing new skills into your work and interactions with children.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Columbia University School of Social Work

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