In-Person Training, Marshall, MN
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Central Time
FREE for YIPA members
$60 for non-YIPA members
Caring for your own well-being and supporting others in that quest is an important part of being human, and of being a youth worker. A deep understanding of well-being is vital to knowing yourself and your self-care needs. But even with awareness, commitment, and discipline, creating and following through on a self-care plan can seem out of reach due to lack of time or energy.
Your self-awareness and ability to follow through on a self-care plan is critical to taking care of yourself and giving 100% while you serve youth. You can make space for self-care and Meditative Movements™ in your daily routine as well as in your youth programming. Making self-care plans easy to implement for yourself and the youth you serve is key to consistent practice. And following through on self-care is easier when you know how to bring elements of it into your specific program.
During this engaging and interactive workshop, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of well-being. You will practice a number of Meditative Movements™ that bring your mind, body and spirit into alignment. This technique integrates physical movements with the breath and core value affirmations. It has been found to reduce anxiety, depression, and fatigue while improving emotional and functional well-being. You’ll also have time to create a realistic self-care plan with support from fellow youth workers. Through group discussion you’ll address opportunities for implementing Meditative Movements™ into your programming as well as obstacles and how to overcome them.
Your Learning Objectives
- Deepen your understanding of self-care and well-being
- Explore Meditative Movements™ that can be performed throughout your routine day
- Connect with other youth workers to uncover workplace well-being potential
- Create a self-care plan that is easy to implement for yourself and the youth you serve
Ellie Peterson’s teen pregnancy catapulted her into adulthood. At 23 years old, she was divorced and raising three children on her own while making $80 a week as “Ellie from the deli”. As a smoker, her body was unhealthy; her mind was filled with chaotic thoughts and her spiritual being was weighed down with fear, self-pity, anger, and worthlessness. Because of her own self-care needs, she created the Meditative Movements™ technique.
In 1992 she graduated from the College of St. Catherine. She is an author, health and wellness columnist and professional speaker. Ellie spends her winters in Florida and loves being with her six grandchildren and family during our Minnesota summers.
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is MENTAL HEALTH.
Trainings presented in this focus area will give judgement-free options to understand prevalent mental health issues among youth today, help you connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.
- In-Person Training, Marshall, MN
- United Community Action Partnership, 1400 S Saratoga St, Marshall, MN 56258
- Thursday, May 16, 2019
- 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Central Time
- FREE for YIPA members
- $60 for non-YIPA members. Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
- This training will count as 3 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.