Fri, May 17|
Mindfulness & Expressive Arts Practices to Develop Self-Acceptance, Compassion & Empathy with System Involved Youth
Time & Location
May 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
About the Event
System involved youth can often feel their authenticity and self-expression is restrained by school systems, mainstream culture, peers, and family culture. Mindfulness based expressive arts offers system involved youth a place to find full expression, play, and healing. Join this workshop to engage in expressive arts activities to support system involved youth in finding their creative voice while navigating their anxiety mindfully. This workshop will lead participants through experiential art practices and activities to support system involved youth to develop self-acceptance, compassion and empathy.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 1 trauma informed mindfulness practice that could be beneficial for system involved youth.
● Participants will be able to explain how expressive arts activities can support anxiety reduction for system involved youth.
● Participants will acquire at least 4 expressive arts activities which can support system involved youth in developing self-acceptance, compassion and empathy.
10:00-10:30am Welcome, Housekeeping, Intros and Mindfulness Practice
10:30-11:00am Self Reflection - Art and Creativity Practices
11:00-11:30am Expressive Arts Activity: Exploring the Inner Critic & Finding your Voice
11:30-11:45am How to Facilitate Mindfulness and Expressive Arts for Youth
11:45am-12:15pm Expressive Arts Activity: Building Self Awareness and Self-Acceptance
12:15-12:30pm Embodied Practice: Cultivating Self Love
12:30-1:15pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:15-1:30pm Mindfulness Practices
1:30-1:45pm Creating Daily Grounding Practices
1:45-2:15pm Expressive Arts Activities: Self Compassion and Empathy Building
2:15-2:30pm Facilitator Practice - Reflection and Integration
2:30-2:45pm Customizing expressive arts for your system involved youth
Meet Our Trainer
Ursula Elsa (they/she) was born and raised in the beautiful land of the Bay Area, Ohlone Territory. She has been teaching mindfulness and nature connection to youth in the Bay Area for 8 years and is currently leading rites of passage and nature connection programming for Gaia Passages. Ursula is passionate about creating programming for LGBTQI+ and neurodiverse communities. She is also a trained doula and an advocate of parent’s rights in the birth community.
This course meets the qualifications for (4.25) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.