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Wed, Dec 11


Fred Finch -Training Center

Mindfulness: Practices and Games for Resilience and Stamina, Created for Providers and Parents

“Play touches and stimulates vitality, awakening the whole person – mind, body, intelligence and creativity.” -Viola Spolin

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Mindfulness: Practices and Games for Resilience and Stamina, Created for Providers and Parents

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fred Finch -Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Fresh! “Lev” White

Training Description

 Mindfulness practice allows us to be fully present with awareness of our thoughts and feelings in each moment. When we learn to do so with compassion, it allows us to be more strategic with our response to any situation. In community, this means more opportunity for connection and less micro- and macroaggressions. Mindful play helps to build resilience, creativity, fortitude and connection in community for activists, therapists, social workers, and youth! Being mindful increases our ability to recover from stress, avoid being reactionary, and ultimately be more present and productive in service of your clients and team. Playfulness helps us to remember that at the core, we all want to be happy! This workshop will include mindful practice/meditation, and several accessibly physical games to help relieve stress, build community, and increase mental functioning.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Gain skills to increase the speed at which we become aware of our thoughts and feelings
  • Experience more ease and clarity through movement
  • Develop go-to tactics for responding to stress and trauma
  • Build broader and perhaps deeper connection within ourselves and between us and others


9:00 - 9:30 Introductions, Review goals, Create agreements

9:30 - 9:45 Introduction to Mindfulness, it’s goal and meaning

9:45 - 10:05 First Practice

10:05 - 10:35 'Who’s in the Room?

10:35 - 10:40 Reflections

10:40 - 11:00 Breathe  

• Alternative breath practices

11:00 - 11:20 Mindful Movement (I love my neighbor)

11:20 - 12:00  Movement and Centering  

• Mindful Counting  

• Walking – feel  

• Music- Touching heart – feel

12:00 - 12:45   Presentation/talk on: Choice + Large group exercise  

• Practice What do I choose for me/What do I want to commit to?  

• Small group excercise

12:45 - 1:00 Evaluation and Q&A

This course meets the qualifications for (4) 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.

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