Practices for Youth to Develop Self-Acceptance and a Strong Self Esteem
Time & Location
About the Event
Amidst a global pandemic, distance virtual learning, blazing wildfires, and tense racial and political climates, our youth are facing unprecedented change and uncertainty. Youth are having to navigate new challenges that might evoke feelings of unworthiness and insecurity. In this workshop, we will explore activities and exercises to support youth in cultivating their stress resilience and tools to create a strong sense of self worth, acceptance, and self esteem.
- Participants will explore a framework to help youth cultivate resilience in the face of great challenges
- Participants will experience and learn how to teach at least 1 activities to cultivate self acceptance
- Participants will learn how mindfulness can support youth in developing their self esteem
- Participants will engage in and learn how to facilitate at least 1 activity to cultivate their self acceptance
- Participants will explore the power of nonjudgement practices for youth
11:00am-11:15am: Welcome, housekeeping, and logistics
11:15am-11:30am: Opening mindfulness practice
11:30am-12:00 pm: Introduction to Mindfulness and how it supports youth in cultivating a healthy self-esteem
12:00pm-12:30pm: Self Acceptance Expressive Arts Activity
12:30pm-1:15 pm: Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:15pm- 2:00pm: Nonjudgement Practice
2:00 pm- 2:45 pm: Transforming mud into flowers
2:45 pm-3:30 pm: Exploring peer pressure and authenticity
3:30 pm- 4:00 pm: Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 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 a carrier of Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects.
This course meets the qualifications for (4.25) 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.