Workshops

Workshops for Healing Childhood Trauma, Building Resilience and Mindfulness

Mindful Possibilities offers workshops, on consulting and training for targeting issues with healing childhood trauma, such as toxic stress and Reactive Attachment Disorder.  Considering research of young minds and the neuroscience, these workshops provide a road map for intervention, facilitating healing and recovery. 

Trauma Responsive Care in Early Childhood:Toxic Stress, Trauma and Building Resilience in Children and Families.

This training explores how our earliest relationships affect brain architecture and how abuse, neglect and toxic stress impact every aspect of development.  It goes on to show how, empathic relationships can help children and their caregivers to not only resolve trauma related behaviors, but to heal parts of the brain affected by trauma and develop resiliency to stop the cycle of abuse.  Sensorimotor and relational interventions will be identified as well as ways to support families in their healing

Interventions for Early Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress

Based on what research shows us that young brains need for growth, learning and healing, this practical workshop offers an abundance of relational interventions to help build Safety, Attachment and Regulation. Using multiple learning modalities of presentation, story-telling, small group discussion, video, and drawing on Carol’s experience working for Head Start, TIPP (The Therapeutic Interagency Preschool Program) and her years of specialized clinical work with very young children this workshop is filled with readily usable real-life interventions. 

RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder or Really Afraid Disorder? 
 

​What happens when our earliest needs for safety, attachment and regulation are not met? These are our children and youth who get labeled with Reactive Attachment Disorder but emerging science shows us a different story. This workshop looks at traditional approaches of working with attachment concerns as compared to the neuroscience informed model and is filled with brain-based interventions for home or the classroom.

Self-Care for the Caregiver: The Heart of Trauma Informed Care

​Writer Audre Lorde tells us that “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” This hands-on workshop examines the effects of stress on our health, everyday functioning, how it impacts our bodies and minds and addresses the importance of self-care in our lives and relationships.  Concrete, doable strategies for self-assessment and self-care will be offered and participants will come away with a personalized menu of self-care options they can implement at home and at work that will not only help them but also those in their care.

Facilitating Healing, Resiliency and Hope: Interventions for Trauma Across the Life Span

Based on the popular workbook, The Foster Parents’ Survival Guide which Carol co-wrote, this interactive training expands the scope of the work for all caregivers and service providers bringing an understanding of cutting edge neuroscience into practical application and underscoring the healing power of relationships in building resilience. This presentation can be tailored to meet your organization’s needs from working with children and youth to the aging population.  

 

Mindfulness for Children, Teens and You! 

Mindfulness and meditation are no longer just the domain of monks and yogis.  As we have been able to see into the brain, science has found that these practices hold benefits for us all whether it is to help with attention, emotional regulation or to help with keeping our brains agile as we age. This workshop will explore the scientific findings on mindfulness and present methods of teaching these skills to children and teens as well as why  it is important for all of us and for our relationships.

Consultation

Mindful Possibilities offers consultation for individuals and groups as well as organization such as mental health agencies, schools, foster care and adoption, churches, councils on aging and others.