Mindfulness Strategies to Help Youth Navigate Stress and Anxiety
Time & Location
About the Event
Marginalized youth are facing an extraordinary amount of stress and in this time of great uncertainty when
youth are facing a global pandemic, climate change, wildfires, civil unrest, systematic racism, and virtual
distance learning, their stressors are greater than ever. This mindfulness based training will offer youth
workers culturally relevant and engaging tools, practices, and strategies for supporting marginalized youth in
navigating their stress and anxiety. We will explore trauma informed mindfulness and mindful movement
strategies, exercises, and activities with youth workers in all settings and all ages.
● Learn and practice how to utilize mindfulness and mindful movement techniques through a trauma informed lens.
● Explore and understand how mindfulness can be supportive and culturally relevant for youth
● Learn trauma informed centering and anchoring practices
● Engage in and learn mindful movement strategies to cultivate body awareness
● Practice and learn mindfulness breathing techniques for youth to cope with stress
● Engage in and learn compassion and self acceptance practices for youth to build resilience in uncertain times
10:00 am-10:15am Welcome, Housekeeping, and Mindfulness Practice
10:15am-10:30am Introduction to Supporting Youth with Trauma Informed Mindfulness in this time of Great Uncertainty
10:30am -10:45am Activity 1: Self-Compassion & Heartfulness Practice to Build Resilience
10:45am-11:00am Activity: 2: Mindful Breathing Activities for Self Regulation
11:00am-11:30am Activity 3: Anchoring and Centering Practices in the Midst of a Challenge
11:30am-12:00pm Activity 4:The Rollercoaster of Mindful Emotions
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00 pm-1:45pm Activity 5: Mindful Listening to Ourselves and Each Other
1:45pm-2:00pm Closing and Feedback
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with almost 19 years
experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness
coach and consultant. She specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings
and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change.
Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and
currently a consultant with The Teaching Well in Oakland.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) 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.