Continuing Education

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness sponsors continuing education for professionals who wish to include the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in their work with the people they serve. Many of these offerings are at a significant discount to our professional members. MAM is an approved continuing education provider through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.


Trio of Trauma Sensitive Practices
A Trio of Trauma-Sensitive Practices for Whole Person Wellness:
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Yoga

In the last decade there has been more focus on the critical need for healthcare providers, the general public and organizations to become more trauma-informed. As a result, more people and systems have increased their sensitivity and understanding of the severe impact of traumatic experiences. There has also been more research to indicate that trauma is not just a disruption of one’s mental and emotional states, but also an active immobilization that resides in the human body in various ways. The experience of trauma in its various forms is very complex and it tends to fragment all parts of the self, including the often ignored somatic, sensorimotor, posturing, and nervous system expressions of unresolved and undischarged suffering.

In this workshop we will explore and experience some of the body-based and therapeutic movement practices such a trauma-sensitive mindfulness, self-compassion and trauma-sensitive yoga that may support the healing of survivors. It is advised to have some basic understanding of psychological trauma for attendance in this workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine and explore various mindfulness-based trauma-sensitive practices
  • Practice and experience trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices and somatic practices that may be supportive to one’s traumatic coping and healing

When: Friday, June 28, 2019 from 9 am-4:30 pm with Sydney Spears, Ph.D., LSCSW, TCTSY-F

Fees (click to purchase your pass – save by becoming a professional member for as little as $20 mo):

**Pre-registration is required. No refunds on or after the start date of the series. Up to 6 CEUs are available for licensed mental health professionals in KS and MO.