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

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Through an experiential introduction to mindfulness theory, 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. Practise 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

Presenter Bio: Annu Gaidhu, MA-CYC, BA-CYC, E-RYT® 200.

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.

Domains of Practice: Developmental Practice Methods

Knowledge Level: Intermediate - The participant will have some knowledge of this topic

If you are unable to attend the live and interactive event, please register and a link to the recording will be sent to you. No refunds will be available as we will send the webinar recording if you are unable to attend the live event.

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