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Enhancing Presence: Building a Mindful Environment to Support Those You Serve

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Baltimore, MD

Many adolescents struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, and maintaining focus. While some of these adolescents may have a diagnosed disorder, others may simply be recovering from trauma that they don’t have the skills to navigate successfully. Building these skills is possible! The tools of mindfulness offer ways to handle these challenges in the moment, and increase adolescent’s resilience and ability to self-regulate in the future. Using experiential mindfulness activities and practices, we can help adolescents move from a state of reactivity and anxiety to a state of balance and engagement.

This two day training is designed to offer those that work with adolescents (psychologists, therapists, physicians, social workers, educators, and healing arts professionals) a way to integrate mindfulness into therapeutic and educational settings. We will explore how mindfulness can enhance our own personal growth, reduce the risk for conditions such as empathy fatigue, vicarious traumatization and burnout while increasing emotional resilience. Participants will learn methods to teach and share mindfulness in the continuum of trauma-informed care with clients and students and examine case studies where mindfulness has been the primary intervention. Each participant will leave with a toolkit of core practices and experiential activities that will invite and build present moment awareness and mindful presence. The training will include personal practice, core techniques to share with clients and students and instructional variance. Each participant will lead class components and be offered a personal assessment.

Cost: $350