Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Training for CYC Professionals

A webinar presentation by Annu Gaidhu, M.A-CYC, B.A-CYC, E-RYT® 200

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Date: May 14th, 2020 10:00 am EST
Learning Level: Intermediate


Domains of Practice: Developmental Practice Methods

Price: $50.00

Course Description

Utilizing trauma-informed principles, this webinar will introduce participants to the benefits and cautions of using mindfulness training with individuals, families, and communities who have experienced or been affected by trauma. Through an interactive session, participants will practice specific mindfulness skills that respond to trauma symptoms and learn strategies to establish safety when delivering mindfulness-based interventions and approaches with clients.

Learning Outcomes

Through an experiential introduction to Mindfulness, this webinar invites participants to:

  1. Define trauma and identify principles of trauma-informed practice
  2. Recognize how trauma shows up in body and behaviours
  3. Practice scientifically supported mindfulness skills through grounding, sensory orienting, containment, self-soothing, resourcing, and self-compassion techniques
  4. Identify the most common ways mindfulness interventions can be re-traumatizing

Who Should Attend?

While there is growing research that supports the use of mindfulness training to be beneficial for individuals with trauma histories; without a thorough understanding of trauma; mindfulness approaches can be re-traumatizing and triggering.

Becoming Trauma-Informed begins with self-awareness and a thorough understanding of trauma-informed principles. This webinar is for professionals who would like to learn and practice mindfulness approaches to enhance personal development; as well as professional practice with youth ages 12-24 and communities with histories of trauma.

Your Presenter

Annu Gaidhu is an experienced Child and Youth Worker holding a Master’s and undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University. She has worked with youth facing adversity internationally; across refugee camps and residential institutions from marginalized and exiled communities. The practice of yoga is a part of Annu’s culture and heritage of India. She is a certified yoga teacher with a private practice that brings over eight years of experience. Annu is actively involved in developing culturally sensitive systems of care in communities. She is committed to integrating critical self-reflection and conscious awareness practices into the skill-set of frontline workers as a holistic approach to health and well-being.

What can you expect from a CYC Assets Webinar?

CYC Assets’ webinars are designed to resemble a workshop; expect to participate in activities, ask questions and actively engage with your facilitators and others attending the webinar. Each webinar is approximately 2 hours in length.

Prior to the webinar date, you will be sent an email with any pre-course materials your facilitator would like you to review to prepare. Many webinars will have material available for download to refer to as you participate. During the webinar, you will use the chat feature to interact with other participants and the instructor. You do not need a web camera to participate in our webinars.

At the end of the webinar, you will be provided with a list of resources including web resources, articles, books, and client resources that were discussed or referred to during the webinar.

To receive a certificate of completion you will be required to complete a knowledge assessment (KAT) and pass.

You will have access to the webinar for seven days, where you are able to email the webinar facilitator with any further questions you may have. We highly recommend you make every effort to attend the live webinar, however, if you are unable to attend, we’ll send you a link to the recording. You will also have access for seven days following the live event and the opportunity to email any question you have to the facilitator. When you purchase access to a webinar it is intended for your personal use only. If you are part of a group or organization requiring access for multiple staff, please contact CYC Assets for group pricing at [email protected]

CYC Assets

CYC Assets was created to fill the gap in CYC professional development and offers domain of practice-based webinar topics helping you to build new skills, examine new research and methodologies, expand your knowledge in areas new to you, or to refresh your current skills. Continuing education is an ongoing process and essential to being a professional in this field. At CYC Assets we are committed to offering webinars, resources and other learning opportunities that are both cost and time effective.

Join us and be part of the collective knowledge that we can share with each other to advance our profession.

Deb Cockerton has been in the field of Child and Youth Care since 1978. She has experience in many CYC environments including institutions, school boards, hospital settings, and community agencies. Deb has a private practice and is a member of the faculty in the CYC Program at Fleming College. She is currently pursuing her MSc in Child and Youth Care Studies.

Deb is a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.

She enjoys both promoting the field to other professionals and supporting fellow Child and Youth Counsellors.

“Our relationship building with our clients is how we help to create change; by caring enough to support them and guiding them on their journey.”

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once your payment has been processed CYC Assets does not offer a refund. If you cannot attend the webinar live, we will provide you a link to the recording.

If CYC Assets cancels a scheduled webinar for any reason the webinar will be rescheduled. If the webinar cannot be rescheduled your registration fee will be refunded in full.

Still have Questions?

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