Seminar Detail

Treating Traumatic Stress in Kids: Sensory, Yoga & Mindfulness Techniques to Rewire the Young Brain
Treating Traumatic Stress in Kids: Sensory, Yoga & Mindfulness Techniques to Rewire the Young Brain

Where:   TINLEY PARK, IL

When:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Anxiety, panic, inattention and stress are at epidemic proportion for our kids and teens, leaving them unable to play, learn and grow. Many kids feel disconnected, lonely, scared, sad and angry, left vulnerable to depression, anxiety, disconnection, and psychological and physiological challenges.

Anxiety and fear are the grand hijackers of kids attention, focus and self-regulation.

In this highly experiential seminar, we will dig deep into the most challenging diagnoses and behaviors including:
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anxiety, intense worry, fear
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tantrums
  • Aggression and angry outbursts
  • Withdrawal
  • School-avoidance
  • Impulsivity
  • Risk taking behaviors
  • and more …
This integrative approach to yoga and mindfulness includes:
  • Sensory integration activities
  • Co-regulation mastery
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chair-based exercises
  • Cognitive behavioral approaches
  • Sensorimotor modalities
Come experience each activity, gain specific language for how to modify it for kids, and discover how to weave it into your existing practice.
Objectives:

  1. Interpret trauma from a developmental and psychological perspective.
  2. Support how sleep, eating and learning patterns are related to overall better function.
  3. Evaluate how yoga and mindfulness exercises rewire the brain to become more connected.
  4. Integrate mindfulness techniques to promote more focus, attention and awareness.
  5. Establish how soothing the nervous system will promote engagement.
  6. Construct effective plans to respond to resistance when sharing yoga and mindfulness with children.
  7. Model skills for parents to implement at home for a better bond.
OUTLINE

Unpacking Traumatic Stress for Kids
  • Hijackers of executive functioning and emotional balance: Anxiety, panic, fear, toxic stress, worry
  • A Whole Look: Developmental, psychological and neuro-biological lens
  • Triune Brain: Integrate and engage the three levels
  • Key functions compromised by stress and trauma
  • Co-regulation and the power of relationship
  • Modeling: Mirror neurons and empathy stress
Prepare Kids Minds and Bodies for Learning & Play
  • Special guidelines for a trauma-informed integrative yoga and mindfulness practitioner
  • Effective exercises for neuroplasticity: Rewiring the young brain
  • Neurointegration to balance the separate regions of the brain
Yoga, Mindfulness & Sensory Techniques: Putting It Into Practice
  • Master application of the 7 senses to any technique for increased self-awareness and connection
  • Experience 50+ dynamic ready-to-use techniques to address areas of functioning most compromised by traumatic stress in the body:
  • Breath
    • Making best use of our anchor
    • Pair breathe with movement
    • Increase motivation through challenge while decreasing resistance
  • Embodiment
    • Support kids in using their internal resources to be strong, grounded and balanced
    • Movement with intention and purpose
    • Facilitate self-awareness and insight
  • Interoception and Tuning IN
    • First step to self-advocacy; Help kids notice when their bodies are sending a message
    • Listen to the “I” within the body
  • Focusing
    • Gain mastery of maintaining and shifting attention
    • Prioritizing stimuli and information
  • Relaxation
    • Initiate a relaxation approach: Soothe the autonomic nervous system
  • Kindness & Gratitude
    • Nurturing compassion for self and others
Integrate Skills Into Daily Life
  • Master 15+ seated modifications, partner poses and group games
  • Build a take-home tool-bag
  • Recipes for handmade tools and props
  • Overview of aromatherapy
  • Tips for working with different strengths, needs, and abilities: Including Autism, ADHD, deaf community, and many more
Challenges As Opportunities: Responding to Resistance
  • The Plan versus The Child
  • Expectations and outcomes
  • Create a self-care plan
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

VICTORIA GRINMAN

Victoria Grinman, LICSW, is a psychotherapist, educator and activist with many years of experience supporting individuals of all ages and differences in life perspectives, and their families. She is the owner of Growing Kind Minds, a private practice and community resource, and a faculty member of Boston College School of Social Work. Victoria holds a BA in Social Work and Psychology from Adelphi University and a MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a Certified Family Trauma Professional, a trained yoga and mindfulness instructor to children and adolescents through Little Flower Yoga, and a certified aromatherapist through New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Victoria was a proud faculty member of Columbia School of Social Work and Adelphi University, with research focus on parenting, Autism and posttraumatic growth

Victoria has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services to kids and teens, utilizing an integrative approach that is informed by theory, and grounded in a holistic and strengths-based perspective. She has been invited to be a speaker at universities, organizations and community groups on topics that span the areas of yoga and mindfulness, play therapy, neuropsychology education, emotional literacy, education, clinical practice, disabilities, trauma and autism; and provides consultation in program development, and social-emotional curriculum building and implementation. Victoria participates annually in national and international conferences, speaking on trauma and post-traumatic growth.

Victoria enthusiastically looks for new ways to facilitate and promote resiliency, empathy and wellness. She is excited to be part of the process of sharing tools and meeting people in interdisciplinary realms with like goals.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Victoria Grinman is an adjunct professor for Adelphi University. She has an employment relationship with The Summit School and New York Therapy Placement Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Victoria Grinman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Illinois Educators:
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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University.

Indiana Educators: 6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.

Indiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Indiana Chapter of the APTA for 6.25 hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Other Professions
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