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Yoga to Support Self-Regulation in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Stress and Trauma

Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:00pm

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**This event is open to the public, and is appropriate for professionals and paraprofessionals who play supportive and therapeutic roles with children**

A growing body of research has demonstrated the value and effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness based interventions to support the well-being of children and adolescents. Currently, our youth are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, which is further exacerbated by childhood traumas such as abuse and neglect, which alone affect approximately 1% of American children today.  Yoga and mindfulness practices provide an opportunity for children to learn self-regulation strategies for stress-relief, focus and coping with difficult feelings. Yoga and mindfulness can also be a useful tool for reducing trauma related symptoms. This presentation will provide an introduction to the scientific evidence supporting the use of yoga and mindfulness in youth. Participants will also engage in a short yoga and mindfulness practice and a discussion on how these skills can be integrated into supportive interventions for children and adolescents.

 This is an introductory – intermediate one-hour webinar that will include a combination of experiential (movement is optional), lecture, discussion and live Q & A.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate yoga and mindfulness techniques designed for self-regulation.
  • Demonstrate a specific Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Group (YBPG) activity designed to promote self-awareness and self-regulation.
  • Discuss the neurobiological effects of child trauma and the impact on self-regulation.
  • Describe the value of building self-regulation skills through movement based interventions.



RSVP: 7/16/21                             CE: 1