Working with the Mind-Body Connection: Understanding Stress & Trauma in Adopted & Foster Youth (Bloomington, MN)
Apr 19th, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Individual Adult: $20.00 per person
Adult Couple: $35.00 per parenting couple
Lora Matz, MSW, LICSW
Radisson Hotel; 1700 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55425
Increased levels of anxiety, depression and hopelessness are being seen in children from all socio-economic conditions, cultures and family life. Stress related stomach aches and headaches in children of all ages are being reported as the number one health concern for children by physicians today. The principals and practices of Mind-Body skills are easily learned and empowering. Lora Matz offers Mind-Body skills that not only increase self-confidence, resilience and self-regulation but contribute to decreased disruptive behaviors often seen in children who have trauma histories. Participants will gain insight on how to talk with children of different ages about the stress response and how it impacts the body and emotions.
Lora Matz, LICSW is an internationally known health and wellness expert in the practices of Integrative Medicine. She currently serves as Clinical Education Specialist at Prairie Care and has a rich background as a psychotherapist, lecturer, writer and consultant in the areas of mind-body medicine and transpersonal development. Lora has many years of ex-perience working with both children and adults in the areas of trauma and stress reduction strategies. She has served as Associate Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC and supervised the team who worked with the children who were on the school bus when the I-35W bridge collapsed. Additionally, she has worked with adoptees and foster children as a foster mother, psychotherapist with both children and adult’s who have been adopted and their families. She also has worked as psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with individuals struggling with issues related to failed adoptions.
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