Seminar Detail

Trauma Informed Yoga for Children & Adolescents: Mind-Body Sequencing for Self-Regulation & Social Emotional Connection

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

In this seminar you will apply your knowledge of trauma research, mental health diagnosis and mind-body interventions to create direct integrative movement practices.

Using research and case studies for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, you will design routines that teach:
  • Self-regulation
  • Focus
  • De-escalation
  • Overall wellbeing

Discover how to identify emotional triggers and the critical steps for how and when to use mind-body interventions. Learn common pitfalls and key strategies to implement mind-body practices such as:
  • Responding to body cues and matching energy levels
  • Understanding the population with whom you work
  • Honoring the cultural aspects, therapeutic setting and limitations

Walk away feeling competent with a tool kit full of practices for calming, releasing, engaging, centering, focusing and transitioning.

  1. Apply your knowledge of trauma and mental health diagnosis to develop integrative mind-body practices.
  2. Identify breath work techniques to enhance nervous system regulation.
  3. Design grounding yoga techniques for post traumatic stress.
  4. Recognize signs of trauma (dissociation and emotional triggers) and how to intervene effectively using a mind-body approach.
  5. Design six yoga-based sequences to promote self-regulation and social/emotional learning.
  6. Demonstrate the role of yoga in regaining a sense of safety in the body.

Build Trust and Safety in the Therapeutic Environment
  • Setting the stage for mind-body work
  • Do’s and don’ts for creating safe space
  • Experience techniques for grounding and centering
  • Breathing practices for calming and emotional release
Arousal-Relaxation Cycle for Self-Regulation
  • Disrupted attachment/toxic stress = dysregulated nervous system
  • 5 Key building blocks for healthy brain development
  • Activate parasympathetic nervous system – rest and digest
  • Modulating arousal states
  • Creating a relaxed-alert state with yoga-based movement
  • Regaining a sense of safety in the body
Signs of Dissociation and How to Intervene
  • Emotional triggers (resistance to particular poses, holding the breath, refusal to participate in relaxation poses)
  • Get grounded
  • Slow down process and listen
  • Elicit group support
  • Switch poses
  • Use relaxation pose or story
Techniques and Case Studies to Address Stress and Trauma
  • Mindfulness practices for centering and connection
  • Diaphragmatic breathing for soothing the nervous system
  • Yoga-based movement for de-escalation and developing strength
  • Social/emotional learning for identifying and processing feelings
  • Guided relaxations for emotional integration and rejuvenation
Putting it All Together ….

Sequencing for Social/Emotional Connection
  • Calming for self-regulation and confidence
  • Releasing for a sense of control and safety
  • Engaging for developing connection and support
  • Centering for developing a strong sense of self-awareness
  • Focusing for developing attention and being present
  • Transitioning for developing self-control and grounding


Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200, is the founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a training and consulting company on the science and practice of mindfulness and movement. She is the creator of Move Mindfully ™ yoga-based sequencing for self-regulation, focus and over all well-being. Kathy holds a masters degree in social work and has 20 plus years of experience in regular and special education settings. As the national director of Training Development for Yoga Calm®, Kathy has guided over 6,000 professionals in yoga-based movement, mindfulness, and social/emotional skills strategies for use in classrooms, hospitals, home care and therapeutic settings.

Over the past four years, Kathy has partnered with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s hospital to provide trauma-sensitive yoga-based therapy for the child/adolescent mental health unit and dual diagnosis unit. She co-authored the Teen Resiliency Program with Dr. Henry Emmons as well as other physicians and psychologists. This program is a 10-week integrative skill-based model used to support teens with anxiety, depression and other stress-related conditions.

Kathy is adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s University and is a frequent presenter both locally and nationally, including Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), Minnesota Education Association (MEA), Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) and Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA).

Kathy’s dynamic workshops allow participants to experience mind-body practices and take the theory/research into direct practices. Participants not only walk away feeling rejuvenated and inspired but have a integrative took kit to use immediately with youth and families.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryn Flaminio is the owner of 1000 Petals, LLC. She is an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University. Ms. Flaminio is also a yoga therapist at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathryn Flaminio has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclosure.
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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.

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