Addressing Post-Pandemic Trauma in Youth: How Mindfulness Practices Support Positive Mental Health Outcomes in Challenging Times

The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based nonprofit committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. The Foundation was created in 2001 and has served more than 100,000+ youth and adults through yoga, mindfulness, environmental-based programs, and trauma-informed training. Currently, the foundation works with 44 sites and approximately 10,000 youth and adults to reduce stress, hypervigilance, and aggression while promoting focus, positive peer interaction, and self-esteem.

April 25, 2024
University of Washington

In this lecture, learn trauma-informed mindfulness strategies that empower youth by reshaping trauma reactions. The 3 co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation discuss how accessible mindfulness and yoga have proven benefits in reducing stress, enhancing feelings of self-worth and self-love, and creating a sense of resilience and optimism. They also explore how the brain processes stress, intrusive thoughts, and negative self-talk. The co-founders aim for participants of the lecture to come away with a deeper understanding of mindfulness and yoga for addressing trauma and supporting positive mental health in youth.

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April 2024