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Thu, Feb 08

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What is Healing? Helping System Involved Youth Reconnect to the Body, Mind, & Spirit with Simple Daily Practices

Vickie Xiao Rong Chang, PhD

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What is Healing? Helping System Involved Youth Reconnect to the Body, Mind, & Spirit with Simple Daily Practices
What is Healing? Helping System Involved Youth Reconnect to the Body, Mind, & Spirit with Simple Daily Practices

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Vickie Xiao Rong Chang, PhD

Training Description

This training will offer simple practices from qigong, mindfulness meditation, and psychology which can be utilized to support wellbeing for system involved youth and those that support them. Using these techniques regularly can increase our day-to-day resiliency, as well as enhance capacity to cope. These strategies can be useful for providers to prevent negative impacts of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and can also be easily taught to foster or system involved youth and/or their caregivers.

Learning Objectives

· Identify three research studies supporting somatic and psychological practices for well-being

· Identify three indicators of nervous tension in the body

· Acquire three somatic and psychological practices for enhancing well-being within efforts to serve and support system involved youth and families

Agenda

2:00-2:15PM  Offer ideas on healing as a broad concept and solicit ideas from participants on what has been healing in their lives about their perspectives of healing

2:15-2:30PM  Present research on somatic and psychological practices for well-being

2:30-2:45PM  Present ways of identifying nervous tension indicators in the body. Encourage participants to identify stressors and how they impact the body

2:45-3:00PM  Share qigong and mindfulness practices for well-being

3:00-3:15PM  Practice qigong and mindfulness skills together

3:15-3:30PM  Share gratitude and self-compassion practices for well-being

3:30-3:45PM  Practice gratitude and self-compassion skills together

3:45-4:00PM  Answer questions and offer support for practicing and teaching skills

Meet Our Trainer

The daughter of Northern Chinese immigrants, Dr. Vickie Chang (she/her) was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. In her work as a psychologist, writer, and group facilitator, she is committed to personal and collective liberation. She is passionate about climate justice and supporting BIPOC/API healing in a variety of ways, including working with activist groups. For more on her background, see www.vickiechangphd.com.

This course meets the qualifications for (2) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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