Free Public Lecture
Creating Authentic Relationships with Youth and Sharing Trauma-Informed Mindfulness
Dr. Sam Himelstein
Mindfulness-based programs for youth and youth who have been impacted by trauma are gaining popularity in educational, clinical, and community settings. The research is still in its infancy and Dr. Sam Himelstein is at the forefront of it.
Dr. Himelstein will share perspectives on defining and sharing mindfulness in an innovative and relevant way for providers working youth, including the teaching of formal meditation. He will draw upon his research and work in this field to discuss how we can foster interpersonal safety when working with youth, and create authentic relationships that promote receptivity to mindfulness programs.
Join us at the free public lecture for an overview of the topic, dive deeper and build skills at the full-day workshop for professionals
If you work with youth and are interested in mindfulness, don’t miss this engaging discussion!
About the presenter:
Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in working with juvenile justice-involved youth, addiction, and trauma. He travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional training and is the president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. He is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. A formerly incarcerated youth himself, Dr. Himelstein was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests.
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