Seminar Detail

The Reparative Power of Trauma-Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Techniques for Children and Adolescents

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Yoga and Mindfulness-based techniques are highly effective and cost effective modalities to address trauma and anxiety in children and adolescents. Attend this seminar and learn techniques to:
  • Diminish impulsivity
  • Improve academic performance
  • Help form and maintain relationships
  • Reduce depression
  • Reduce inattention
  • Decrease self-injurious behaviors
  • Improve low self-esteem

Yoga strengthens the connection between the parts of the brain that are involved with emotions, instincts, and thinking, thus helping with emotional regulation and promoting concentration and brain balance. Emotionally children and adolescents feel empowered and in control which increases their self-esteem and capacity to self-regulate, ultimately reducing behavioral outbursts and discipline problems.

In this engaging seminar, you will learn how to integrate yoga and mindfulness practices in your already established relationships with children and adolescents. Victoria will share her passion of engaging and empowering children and adolescents to regain control of their thoughts, feelings and bodies. You will walk away with concrete methods and techniques to help children and adolescents develop emotional literacy, regulate and soothe their minds and bodies, enhance communication and develop healthy relationships. You will emerge with the ability to easily and immediately integrate these cutting-edge evidence-based strategies, improving outcomes and leaving your patients and students feeling empowered and in control.
  1. Develop an understanding of how children and adolescents experience trauma from a developmental, psychological and physical perspective.
  2. Identify the common symptomology or skill deficits faced by children and adolescent who have experienced trauma and anxiety.
  3. Describe the benefits of using yoga and mindfulness in treatment with traumatized and anxious children and adolescents.
  4. List specific tools and techniques that can be used to address symptomology and skill deficits.
  5. Develop a tool box of possible interventions.
  6. Identify ways to incorporate yoga and mindfulness in your already established clinical practice/classroom.


Victoria Grinman, PhD, LICSW-R , is a psychotherapist, educator and speaker with over 15 years of experience supporting individuals of all ages and differences in life perspectives, and their families. She is the founder of Growing Kind Minds LLC, a private practice and community resource. 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, Boston College School of Social Work and Adelphi University. Her areas of deep focus include Posttrauamatic Growth, trauma, parenting and autism.

Victoria has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services 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 to schools and corporations. Victoria participates annually in national and international conferences.

Victoria is the host of That Moment: Heart to Heart Talks with Dr. Victoria Grinman, a talk show and podcast that sheds light on the possible outcome of Posttraumatic Growth in the wake of an experience that overwhelms our ability to cope. The talk highlights influential and inspiring individuals in the world and their story of struggle to triumph. She 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 to empower others.

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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