Art & Nature to increase resiliency & well-being

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Date: June 23, 2016 — June 29, 2016
Categories: Opportunities
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fred Finch Youth Center, Oaklandz
Develop & expand your skills as a role model who influences others to respect & care for themselves & the world around them.
You are invited to learn & practice strategies to help yourself & others to become more aware of & more connected to self, other beings & our environment.
During this training, we will experience how spending time outdoors & noticing sensation increase both our relaxation & our alert attention.
We’ll make art, indoors & outdoors, to connect to nature as a resource for increased resiliency & wellness.
We’ll learn how being outdoors & making art enhance regulation & integration of neurobiological activity, helping us to feel & function better.
We’ll discuss ways to implement outdoor & nature-based practices with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, & hear & see case examples of eco art therapy.
Please wear comfortable shoes & layers, with sun protection as needed.
Those with impaired mobility are encouraged to attend; please contact Eleanor in advance of the training so that we can collaborate on how to adapt exercises involving movement.
You can attend this training at no cost if you provide care &/or services to Alameda County foster children / youth, &/or children / youth facing imminent enrollment in Alameda County services.
This course meets the qualifications for three (3) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center Provider #045295.

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