Mindfulness has been a growing powerful tool for providing health and healing and has been widely acknowledged for its mental health benefits. Yet, for those who have experienced trauma, mindfulness can create discomfort, increase pain and potential re-traumatization. According to research, roughly 61% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetimes, which result in sensitivity to trauma triggers. As such, it is important for clinicians to understand how to approach providing mindfulness tools in a trauma informed way, to help practitioners manage trauma triggers when focusing on their body and breath.
The goal of trauma-informed mindfulness is to support traumatized people feel safer in their bodies while engaging in mindfulness practices. A trauma-informed approach to mindfulness incorporates modifications that take into account trauma symptoms while also emphasizing grounding, anchoring, and self-regulation techniques to maintain balance in the nervous system. In this training, participants will learn about trauma-informed mindfulness, explore, and practice trauma-informed mindfulness tools and learn how to incorporate these tools and practices in their personal and professional lives.
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The goal of this program is for participants to learn how to provide clinically appropriate mindfulness tools for their traumatized clients, gaining an increased understanding of how mindfulness and trauma intersect and learn trauma-informed mindfulness tools and practices.
- Participants will be able to define and describe 1 or more unique aspects of trauma-informed mindfulness.
- Participants will engage in and learn a minimum of 3 different trauma-informed mindfulness tools.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 1 or more trauma-informed mindfulness tools that can be used personally and to support clients and practitioners.
About the Presenter
Luna is a psychotherapist, educator and trainer with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, families and organizations. A graduate of the Expressive Arts Therapy program at the California Institute of Integral Studies,
Luna holds a Masters of the Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy and a Jurist Doctorate from the University of California at Davis. For over a decade, Luna has played integral roles as a manager, supervisor, trainer and clinician in various settings; including The Alameda County Trauma Recovery Center, Contra Costa hospitals, Contra Costa School District, various non-profits, therapy groups, churches, law-firms law enforcement, and in her private practice.
As an Expressive Arts Therapist, Luna uses visual art, music, movement, play and integrative mind-body therapeutic approaches in her work. Luna also has provided classes, workshops and trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy, Parts Work, Mindfulness Trauma/PTSD, Vicarious Trauma and Trauma Informed Care to therapists, trainees, legal staff, law enforcement, clergy, school staff and students as well as a variety of organizations working with traumatized populations. Luna feels passionate about supporting people to overcome traumatic experiences and actualize their best selves through mindfulness-based Holistic Expressive Arts and wellness.
Coming from a Mexican heritage, Luna also feels inspired to provide bilingual therapy services and trainings. Luna loves dogs, dancing, creating pretty things and daily walks in nature.
TARGET AUDIENCE: LMFTs
If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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