The sequelae of trauma have been well documented as a result of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaiser Foundation. Mindfulness practices are helpful in the treatment of people who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness practices are also helpful for those who work with people who have experienced trauma (“helpers”), whether those people are treatment providers involved in direct services (e.g. mental health professionals) or helpers working in a variety of venues (e.g. school teachers, non-profit employees and volunteers, agency case managers). This four meeting program will integrate education about the nature of trauma and its emotional, behavioral, and cognitive consequences with mindfulness training that will help “helpers” to stay fully present when working with someone struggling with the effects of trauma. Participants will be exposed to simple mindfulness practices that can help those they work with to manage the consequences of trauma.
Prerequisite(s) for Attendance: Program 2 (above) or equivalent
Time/Duration: 4 Meetings (1 week apart), each 2 Hours Long
CEUs: 8 CEU’s for Mental Health Professionals and Educators