Thu, Oct 20|
Understand, Learn & Practice Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Tools to Support System-Involved Youth and Families
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Mindfulness has been a growing, powerful tool which can facilitate health and healing, but for those who have experienced trauma, it can create discomfort, increase pain and potentially retraumatize system involved youth and/or their families. As such, it is important to understand how to approach providing mindfulness tools in a trauma informed way in order to support improved outcomes for system involved youth and families. In this training, participants will explore, and practice trauma-informed mindfulness tools and learn to offer these tools to support system involved youth and families.
1. Participants will be able to explain 1 or more unique aspects of trauma-informed mindfulness.
2. Participants will be able to identify 3 different trauma-informed mindfulness tools.
3. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 or more trauma-informed mindfulness tools that can be used to support system involved youth and families.
10:00-10:15am Welcome and introductions
10:15-11:00am Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Overview
11:00-11:30am Application of Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Tools: Part 1
11:30-11:45am BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:45am-12:15pm Application of Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Tools: Part 2
12:15-12:45pm Offering Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Tools for system involved youth & families
12:45-1:00pm Closing and takeaways and course evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Luna is a psychotherapist, educator and trainer with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, families and organizations. A graduate of the Expressive Arts Therapy program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Luna holds a Masters of the Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy and a Jurist Doctorate from the University of California at Davis. Luna feels passionate about supporting people to overcome traumatic experiences and actualize their best selves through mindfulness-based Holistic Expressive Arts and wellness.
For over a decade, Luna has played roles as manager, supervisor, trainer and clinician in a variety of settings, including The Alameda County Trauma Recovery Center, Contra Costa hospitals, Contra Costa School District and in her private practice. Luna also has provided classes, workshops and trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy, Parts Work, Mindfulness, Trauma/PTSD, Vicarious Trauma, Trauma Informed Care, Self-Care and Wellness to therapists, trainees, legal staff, law enforcement, clergy, school staff and students as well as a variety of organizations working with traumatized populations. In her private practice setting, Luna incorporates EMDR, Brainspotting, mindfulness, visual art, music, movement, nature therapy, Somatic/integrative mind-body therapeutic approaches and ritual work. Coming from a Mexican heritage, Luna feels inspired to provide bilingual therapy services and trainings.
Luna loves dogs, dancing, creating beauty and daily walks in nature.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) 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.