This workshop, led by trauma-experienced facilitators from The Holistic Life Foundation, delves into applying mindfulness and yoga for navigating tough situations. They share trauma-responsive methods for introducing mindfulness in schools and daily life, discussing their neurological impacts, stress management, and trauma healing. Participants will learn self-regulation techniques for addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and adult stress, gaining tools to support themselves and others through mindfulness and yoga.
This lecture focuses on trauma-informed mindfulness strategies for schools, empowering youth by reshaping trauma reactions. It highlights accessible mindfulness and yoga’s proven benefits in reducing stress, enhancing resilience, and fostering positive mental health, crucial especially in the post-pandemic era.
Dr. Denese Shervington has an intersectional career in public health and academic psychiatry. This presentation utilizes the Social Ecological Model to explore the impact of interpersonal, community, institutional, and societal factors on individual-level behaviors in minoritized children, especially those living in poverty and experiencing racial oppression. A Healing Justice framework which expands upon current evidence-based models of screening and treatment to include ancestral and indigenous practice-based evidence and wisdom is offered as a method of transformational healing for minoritized children and their families.
These caregiver resources for earthquake response were created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. They include pamphlets and short videos presented in Arabic, Turkish, and English.
In this workshop participants will learn about / review the complex and intersectional ways in which interpersonal, community, and historical traumas impact healthy attachment and psychosocial developmental trajectories for children, with a focus on incarcerated minoritized youth. The resultant neurobiological dysregulation and resultant increase in vulnerability to mental and physical health disorders will be explored. Participants will further explore how to apply principles of healing justice, inclusive of contemplative science and ancestral wisdom when working with youth.