Treating Traumatic Stress In Kids And Teens: Movement Based Strategies

28feb10:00 am2:00 pmTreating Traumatic Stress In Kids And Teens: Movement Based Strategies

Event Details

This workshop introduces participants to the utility of yoga and mindfulness in working with children and teens with traumatic stress, and its benefit to overall health and day-to-day experiences. Participants will be introduced to movement-based techniques that can be experienced in a chair or seated position. Kids with differences in abilities who are supported in a seated position can have access to yogic activity through modified strategies. Many of the environments that kids spend their time in are not set up for yoga on a mat or floor– school classrooms, buses, cars, airports, you name it! In order for kids to be equipped with strategies that they can take with them anywhere they go, practitioners need to be prepared to offer simple and sustainable movement strategies that respond to the fast-paced and packed days our kids are navigating daily. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.

4 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Course Objectives:

-Articulate an understanding of the brain, mind and body connection.

-Articulate how traumatic stress impacts children’s learning and other daily functions.

– Articulate the benefits of using mindfulness, movement and chair yoga practices in clinical settings, agencies, schools and group and individualized therapy with children.

-Gain the ability to organize and implement chair yoga poses and practice that will benefit a variety of needs and goals for children.

In accordance with the NY State Department of Education guidelines, in order to receive continuing education contact hours, a participant needs to be present for the duration of the workshop/training. Therefore, participants who arrive late or leave the event early will not be granted a certificate of completion.

​Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be provided for cancellations made in writing up to three business days prior to the start of the event.

Accommodations and Accessibility: HVPD welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact us at to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


(Monday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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