“Trauma Informed Mindfulness and Yoga in the Schools: Tools for Prevention, Growth and Healing”
Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
This is a free event, but registration is required by Friday, November 18.
Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD
Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher
Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
University at Buffalo
This symposium will review the role of mindfulness and yoga in schools as a tool for implementing trauma-informed practice.
Mindfulness and yoga practices will be presented as an easily-implemented set of tools for classroom and small group work. An overall model of conceptualizing the effects of stress and trauma in children within the context of building a growth mindset will be presented.
Next, taking broaden and build framework, 10 principles for trauma-informed practice will be detailed. The focus will be on personal ownership growth for students and how trauma-informed practices can enhance positive classroom practices.