San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this 5-hour training, participants will learn about the physical, mental, and emotional effects of trauma- its origins and symptoms in the context of attachment theory, the window of tolerance, and the newest findings on trauma and attachment based on the work of leading experts. Participants will learn to recognize the symptoms of stress, anger, or burnout in themselves (also known as secondary trauma or compassion fatigue), as well as recognize and respond to the symptoms of trauma in the youth they serve in a mindful way. Facilitators will lead participants through both experiential and didactic exercises how to use mindfulness-based, trauma-informed interventions.
—Learn about the foundations, effects, and benefits of mindfulness
—Understand the physical, mental and emotional aspects of trauma
—Understand the benefits of mindfulness in addressing and mitigating effects of stress and trauma
—Learn specific ways that staff can incorporate mindful awareness to help themselves and the youth they serve
Who would benefit:
—Teachers, school administrators, and youth workers
—Therapists, counselors, and clinicians
—Juvenile justice workers
There will be an hour break for lunch. Partipicants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or to enjoy one of the many restaurants in walking distance from Against the Stream. We are offering 10% off for groups of 5 or more from the same organization. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jennie Powe Runde is our Clinical Services Director and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been working with at risk youth and their families for over 15 years. Her passion for expressive arts, values based work, and the importance of including all voices in a team-based appraoched strongly influences her work. Jennie is excited to bridge her professional and personal values to help individuals and groups connect with themselves and each other with courage and compassion.
Micah Anderson is our Program Director, and began working with MBA Project in 2011. Since then, he taught retreats and led trainings on mindfulness, emotional literacy, and mental wellness in five countries, and leads a weekly meditation group in the Bay Area. As a founding member of the Dharma Punx, he draws from a wide variety of personal experiences, including over 20 years meditation practice, a deep understanding and passion for youth counter-culture movements, and an experiential understanding of the world’s wisdom traditions, which he loves to translate to incarcerated and at-risk youth. He plans to graduate from Sofia University in 2016, and is currently undergoing supervision for his MFT license.
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Mind Body Awareness Project
Customized for an urban youth population and delivered by our extremely dynamic instructors in a language and framework relevant to their lives, our programs are successfully helping teens to develop self-regulation, empathy, and mindful attention, gain impulse control, and relieve the extremely high levels of anxiety and stress they struggle with. These are the real tools youth today need – tools that bring an inner revolution of the heart and mind.
Our goal is to become a staple for adapting mindfulness and emotional literacy programming to the needs of at-risk, gang-involved and incarcerated youth. Through a combination of ground-breaking direct service, extensive research and evaluation efforts, advocacy and coalition-building, and capacity-building and training of youth service providers, we are working to create a world where all young people can find authentic freedom. Welcome to the Mind Body Awareness Project.