Thu, Nov 11 | Online Event

A Somatic Approach to Understanding Addiction in System Involved Youth

Michele and Tory Ponsford
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A Somatic Approach to Understanding Addiction in System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Nov 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Online Event

About the Event

Michele and Tory Ponsford

Training Description

Substance addiction and troublesome use can often affect System Involved Youth (SIY).  Previously, methods of understanding substance addiction/troublesome use in SIY have been limited. There is a need to reframe the issue from a perspective that encompasses a more diverse and inclusive methodology including attachment theory, social ecology, toxic environmental stress, physical and emotional well-being. A foundational understanding of the broad spectrum of contributing factors can allow us to fully support SIY with addiction and troublesome use by bringing clarity to how and why addiction develops.  This course has been designed to give participants a somatic understanding of addiction in SIY, how the mind connects with the body and how to use somatic techniques and strategies to internally self-regulate as opposed to using external substances.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the benefits of using somatic techniques to connect the mind and body when working with System Involved Youth.
  • Participants will learn how somatic techniques can address toxic shame of addiction in System Involved Youth.
  • Participants will learn a broad spectrum of contributing factors of addiction in System Involved Youth.

Agenda 

12:00-12:55pm  Overview of Addiction, redefining, reframing

12:55-1:05pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

1:05-1:55pm Somatic Approach to Understanding Addiction in SIY, Substitute Relationships

1:55-2:05pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

2:05-2:55pm  Overview of Somatic Techniques to address Addictive behaviors

2:55-3:05pm  Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

3:05-3:50pm  Somatic Techniques for addressing Toxic Shame and Insecure Attachment

3:50-4:00pm  Question & Answers & Evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

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 (3.5) BBS CEUs 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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