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Trauma-Informed Yoga for Children and Adolescents: Mind-Body Sequencing for ADHD, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress

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Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT 200
6 Hours 04 Minutes
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May 11, 2016
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  • Sustainable strategies to enhance nervous system regulation, therapeutic connection, concentration and overall well-being
  • Breath work, yoga-based movement, relaxation techniques and social/emotional learning practices to support the whole child/teen and foster co-regulation
  • Targeted yoga-based movement sequencing for calming, focusing, releasing, centering, transitioning
  • Techniques for promotion of emotional resiliency, trust, empathy, leadership and self-control

Using research and case studies for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, you will design routines that teach:

  • Self-regulation
  • Focus
  • De-escalation
  • Overall wellbeing

Discover how to identify emotional triggers and the critical steps for how and when to use mind-body interventions. Learn common pitfalls and key strategies to implement mind-body practices such as:

  • Responding to body cues and matching energy levels
  • Understanding the population with whom you work
  • Honoring the cultural aspects, therapeutic setting and limitations

Walk away feeling competent with a tool kit full of practices for calming, releasing, engaging, centering, focusing and transitioning.



This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200, is the founder of 1000 Petals LLC a training and consulting company on the science and practice of mindfulness and movement. She is the creator of Move Mindfully™ yoga-based sequencing for self-regulation, focus and over all well-being. Kathy holds a masters degree in social work and has 20 plus years of experience in regular and special education settings. As the national director of Training Development for Yoga Calm®, Kathy has guided over 6,000 professionals in yoga-based movement, mindfulness, and social/emotional skills strategies for use in classrooms, hospitals, home care and therapeutic settings.

Over the past four years, Kathy has partnered with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's hospital to provide trauma-sensitive yoga-based therapy for the child/adolescent mental health unit and dual diagnosis unit. She co-authored the Teen Resiliency Program with Dr. Henry Emmons as well as other physicians and psychologists. This program is a 10-week integrative skill-based model used to support teens with anxiety, depression and other stress-related conditions.

Kathy is adjunct faculty at St. Mary’ University and is a frequent presenter both locally and nationally, including Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), Minnesota Education Association,(MEA), Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA), American School Counselor Association(ASCA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association for Mental Illness(NAMI) and Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA).

Kathy’s dynamic workshops allow participants to experience mind-body practices and take the theory/research into direct practices. Participants not only walk away feeling rejuvenated and inspired but have a integrative tool kit to use immediately with youth and families.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryn Flaminio is the owner of 1000 Petals, LLC.  She is an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University.  Ms. Flaminio is also a yoga therapist at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kathryn Flaminio has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclosure.


  1. Apply your knowledge of trauma and mental health diagnosis to develop integrative mind-body practices.
  2. Identify breath work techniques to enhance nervous system regulation.
  3. Design grounding yoga techniques for post-traumatic stress.
  4. Recognize signs of trauma (dissociation and emotional triggers) and how to intervene effectively using a mind-body approach.
  5. Design six yoga-based sequences to promote self-regulation and social/ emotional learning.
  6. Demonstrate the role of yoga in regaining a sense of safety in the body.


Build Trust and Safety in the Therapeutic Environment

  • Setting the stage for mind-body work
  • Do’s and don’ts for creating safe space
  • Experience techniques for grounding and centering
  • Breathing practices for calming and emotional release

Arousal-Relaxation Cycle

  • Disrupted attachment = dysregulated nervous system
  • Impact of toxic stress
  • Building blocks of healthy brain development
  • Soothing the nervous system
  • Modulating arousal states
  • Role of yoga in creating a relaxed-alert state
  • Regaining a sense of safety in the body

Techniques and Case Studies to Address Stress and Trauma

  • Mindfulness practices for centering and connection
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing for soothing the nervous system
  • Yoga-based movement for de-escalation and developing strength
  • Social/emotional learning for identifying and processing feelings
  • Guided relaxations for emotional integration and rejuvenation

Identify Emotional Triggers

  • Resistance to particular poses
  • Holding the breath
  • Refusal to participate in relaxation poses

Implement Interventions

  • Slow down process and listen
  • Switch poses/ add movement
  • Use relaxation pose or story
  • Create a "let it go box"

Yoga Sequencing for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Calming for self-regulation and confidence
  • Releasing a sense of control and safety
  • Engaging for developing connection and support
  • Centering for developing a strong sense of self and awareness
  • Focusing for developing attention and being present
  • Transitioning for developing self-control and grounding

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 2


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"She was great!"

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