Thu, Oct 15 | Online Event

Mindfulness Strategies to Help Youth Navigate Stress and Anxiety

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Mindfulness Strategies to Help Youth Navigate Stress and Anxiety

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Salina Mae

Training Description

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.

Learning Objectives

● 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

Agenda

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.

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