Family Enhancement Center

Strong Families, Safe Kids

Healing Motion Workshop

FREE Experiential Workshop for Child Welfare Professionals with CEUs

A Body-Based and Creative Arts Approach to Help Teens Heal from Sexual Abuse and Other Trauma.

9 am -12 pm
Friday, May 3, 2019
includes 3 CEUs!
Normandale Lake Offices Complex Tower 8400,
5800 West 84th Street,
Bloomington, MN 55437.
Lots of free parking!

Healing Motion is for child welfare professionals, social workers and other service providers who work with young people who have experienced adverse childhood events (ACEs). This training workshop is a body-based approach to trauma treatment that applies the latest research on neuroscience and mindfulness.

Healing Motion introduces teens to the practices of mindful movement and creative expression to combat the effects of sexual abuse and other trauma. Offered within the context of a supportive community of peers and therapeutic staff, teens learn to speak their truth without shame and to strengthen their resilience as they move through their trauma.

This is an experiential workshop. The Healing Motion therapeutic team from the Family Enhancement Center will present the trauma-informed program principles that guide staff’s response to teens challenging experiences. The team will invite participants into a sample Healing Motion session where they will engage in activities focused on their own stress awareness. This will involve trauma sensitive mindful movement and creation of a visual record of stress regulation. Child welfare professionals and other participants will leave with increased understanding that:

  • Sexual abuse and other trauma affect a teenager’s developing sense of self.
  • Teens affected by sexual abuse often develop self-destructive behaviors as a way of coping.
  • Trauma is body-based experience that requires body-based interventions.
  • The Healing Motion program helps girls to develop body and emotion awareness that leads to positive coping.

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