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Utilizing Mindfulness & Expressive Arts Practices to Address Compassion Fatigue in Efforts to Support System Involved

Ursula Elsa

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Utilizing Mindfulness & Expressive Arts Practices to Address Compassion Fatigue in Efforts to Support System Involved
Utilizing Mindfulness & Expressive Arts Practices to Address Compassion Fatigue in Efforts to Support System Involved

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Ursula Elsa

Training Description

Sustaining effective services and/or support for system involved youth requires the cultivation of robust strategies and practices that can best be in service to youth involved in the systems. In this training, we will introduce and use the 7 types of rest model and existing barriers to wellness to explore how to plan and create balance and nourishment in order to sustain the work that they do which supports improved outcomes for system involved youth. This model can support wellness and be used to create plans for system involved youth. We will explore mindfulness and expressive arts practices that centers proactive reflection and supports health and vitality for system involved youth and those that serve and/or support them in formal workplaces or the community.

Learning Objectives

● Identify and be able to exolain the 7 types of rest model and at least 2 barriers to wellness

● Determine 3-5 practices that can support balance in the lives of system involved youth and those that support them

● Acquire at least 2 mindfulness practices to address compassion fatigue within efforts to support system involved youth and families

Agenda

10:00-10:30am  Welcome, Housekeeping, and Introductions

10:30-10:45am  Mindfulness Practice

10:45-11:00am  Self Reflection - Wellness

11:00-11:15am  Small Group Process

11:15-11:30am  Mindfulness Introduction

11:30-11:45am  Barriers to Wellness

11:45am-12:00pm  Expressive Arts Activity - Exploring our wellness and resistance

12:00-12:15pm  Small Group/Whole group share

12:15-1:00pm  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be provided for this time)

1:00-1:15pm  Mindfulness Practice for Self Compassion

1:15-1:30pm  Understanding 7 Types of Rest

1:30-1:45pm  Mapping Wellness with 7 Types of Rest

1:45-2:00pm  Next Steps for Integrating Wellness into daily practices

2:00-2:15pm  Heartfulness Practice

2:15-2:30pm  Visioning Activity - Affirmations for Sustainability

2:30-2:45pm  Adapting Activities for System Involved Youth

2:45-3:00pm  Closing

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.

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