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Thu, Mar 25


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Restorative Practices of Wellbeing for Working with System-Involved Youth

Gabriel Kram

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Restorative Practices of Wellbeing for Working with System-Involved Youth
Restorative Practices of Wellbeing for Working with System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Gabriel Kram

Training Description

The Restorative Practices NeuroDevelopmental Model of Wellbeing was crowdsourced with 5,000 wellness professionals, and 40 mentors and advisors in 20 disciplines of wellbeing across 18 cultures. It focuses on supporting the embodied experience of a felt sense of safety, and turning on the Connection System: the physiological system responsible for connection and wellbeing. In this training we’ll discuss the origins of the model, its proprietary assessment tools including the Connection assessment, some of its underlying neurodevelopmental framework, and explore a variety of neural exercises that are foundational to the model. As a strengths-based model, the model works to support children in out of home care accessing a felt sense of safety and connection, which is a foundational source of resilience.

Learning Objective

  • Introduce participants to a connection phenomenology framework that demonstrates how a felt sense of safety gives rise to the possibility of experiencing connection: the foundation of wellbeing
  • Self-assess, using our proprietary connection and distress assessment tools, the provider’s own landscape of distress response and connection assets and reflect on how these landscapes would apply to working with system-involved clients
  • Experience a set of restorative practices of wellbeing: targeted neural exercises for wellbeing


1:00pm-1:30pm  Introduction to the Restorative Practices model: Genesis of the model

1:30pm-2:00pm  Neuroception of Safety: Unequal Distribution of Safety in White Supremacist Patriarchal Empire

2:00pm-2:30pm  Novel Assessment Tools: What we assess shapes what we treat: Assessing Distress & Assessing Connection

2:30pm-3:00pm  Fundamentals of Conceptualizing an iterative coaching model using restorative practices

3:00pm-4:00pm  Experiments with Restorative Practice

Meet Our Trainer

Gabriel Kram has a deep and abiding interest in and practice of mindfulness, emotional self-awareness, and somatics work. Over the past eighteen years, these modalities have transformed his life, and he is committed to training organizations and individuals in these tools to transform quality of life and organizational culture. He is the founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc., an intervention design, training, and consulting firm that provides transformative experiential training to empower clients of all ages to discover and cultivate the inner resources, tools, and competencies to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. He previously directed The Mind Body Awareness Project, whose innovative mindfulness-based interventions for incarcerated youth are being scaled into new models of rehabilitation and are the subject of both dissertations and peer-review journal articles. Gabriel studied neurobiology at Yale College, and narrative at Stanford University, and is the author of Inner Life Skills for Youth and Transformation through Feeling: Awakening the Felt Sensibility.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.0) 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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