I am a professional, engaging trainer who offers a number of training options for groups and organizations:
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS): I am a certified trainer of SPARCS, an evidence-informed practice that is a strengths-based, present-focused group model for adolescents who have been chronically traumatized and/or are living in the midst of ongoing extreme stress (DeRosa, Habib, Pelcovitz, Rathus, Sonnenklar, Ford, Sunday, Layne, Saltzman, Turnbull, Labruna, & Kaplan, 2005). SPARCS helps adolescents learn to cope better in the moment, discover and rely on their strengths, make connections with others, form supportive relationships, cultivate awareness, and create meaning.
Stress Management: Stress is our body’s reaction to challenging life experiences. It’s a normal reaction built in to help us deal with extreme demands. Unfortunately, over time high levels of stress can take a serious toll on our health. I am available to teach groups mindfulness-based approaches to better manage the emotional and physical tension related to the demands of our fast-paced lives.
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness practice has a wide array of physical and mental benefits including improvement of immune functioning, lowering of blood pressure, better self-regulation, and overall improvement of well-being. As I am completing certification under the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, and the Awareness Training Institute, I am able to teach the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and support students in establishing a personal meditation practice.
Other tailored training options: If you have training needs that align with my practice or other trainings listed here, please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss creating a training for your group or organization.