Mindfulness: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Social services professionals face significant exposure to human suffering, trauma and other stressors. Studies indicate a higher incidence of secondary trauma and burnout in human services as compared to the general population. Mindfulness strategies are widely recognized as a valuable tool for managing trauma, secondary trauma and burnout. Many have been taught to deprioritize their own needs in service to others. Self-care, therefore, is recognized a necessity. The practice of mindfulness is one science-based tool to manage trauma and increase self-care.

Dr. Cohen will provide cutting-edge information, facilitate interactive discussions and introduce experiential exercises to enhance learning and appreciation of mindfulness. Research now shows that mindfulness facilitates health and well-being, cognitive flexibility, alertness, focus, attention, compassion and emotional balance. Participants will focus on utilizing science-based practices to gain cutting-edge knowledge and invaluable tools to their self-care toolbox.

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness fundamentals
  • Neuroscientific basis of mindfulness and trauma
  • Effects of stress and trauma on the body and mind
  • Building tools for well-being, emotional immunity and resilience
  • Guided experiential mindfulness practices
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Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This course is targeted toward those who work in Wraparound.

The format of this virtual training will be on Zoom. You will receive login information via email once your enrollment has been received.