Addressing Depression and Anxiety in System Involved Youth and Developing Emotional Wellbeing
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About the Event
Michele and Tory Ponsford
The emotional health and wellbeing in System Involved Youth can be compromised and disrupted due to the extenuating life circumstances and experiences they endure. This manifests for many System Involved Youth who face challenges with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, anger and other chronic illnesses including substance abuse or troublesome use.
This course lays an educational foundation for understanding emotional health as well as techniques, tools and skills to develop an internal process for coping with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety and anger. Providers will learn a simple Skills Based System to support System Involved Youth in their emotional health as well as techniques to develop an internal processing system to cope with emotional challenges. A deeper understanding will be provided of how insecurely attached youth often develop a substitute relationship externally with substance addiction or troublesome use.
Learning a basic education through awareness of what our emotional experience is and the intelligence we can achieve from this awareness can lay a foundation for improved emotional health. Upon this foundation it is possible to build emotional health using a Skills Based System of tools and techniques to both improve emotional health and establish a greater sense of wellbeing thus improving quality of life for System Involved Youth.
- Participants will receive a foundational education on the emotional experience and the emotional intelligence that can be achieved from these experiences
- Participants will understand how emotional health affect System Involved Youth and how this manifests in anxiety, anger and depression
- Participants will learn a Skills Based System of tools and techniques to better support youth to identity and process emotional experiences both internally and externally using techniques focusing on physical movement and mindfulness practices
- Participants will gain a foundational education of how insecurely attached youth can develop a substitute attachment with addiction or troublesome substance use.
- Techniques will be provided for reestablishing or establishing a secure attachment to self promoting greater emotional health and wellbeing
9:30am-9:45am Introductions & House Keeping
9:45am-10:30am Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Anger
10:30am-11:00am System for Coping with Anxiety, Depression and Anger
11:00am-11:20am Breathing, Safe Expression of Emotions
11:00am-11:15am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:30am-12:00pm Attachment Theory
12:00pm-12:30pm Integral Healing Model for Emotional Health and Wellbeing
12:30pm-1:00pm Redefining and Reframing Addiction
1:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30pm-2:15pm Defining and Healing the Underlying Toxic Shame
2:15pm-2:30pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:30pm-3:15pm Techniques: Skills Based System for Grounding, Secure Attachment
3:15pm-3:30pm Question & Answers & Evaluations
Meet Our Trainers
Tory Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. He brings over 25 years of professional experience to the team. His focus throughout his career has been primarily on Finance and Small Business Development. Over the last several years, Tory has developed his understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and it’s importance in the business context. Tory specializes in teaching individuals how to develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and optimally utilize EQ development to improve overall professional performance. Working with leadership teams to integrate all aspects of business intelligence has been a key focus for Tory. Tory is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
Michele Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. She has developed her career in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 20 years. Her experience in Business Management has deepened her understanding of the value of breathing humanity and morality into business globally. Consulting with businesses to evolve into purpose driven entities has become her current passion. Michele specializes in teaching conscious business communication techniques, creating healthy business cultures & relationships as well as implementing core values into systems & operations. Michele is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
This course meets the qualifications for (5.0) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.