Calming Down #1: How Both You and Your Clients Can Benefit from Workplace Mindfulness

Our work lives are full of demands and tasks that can make us feel stressed—and not just a little, but a lot. According to research, around 40% of the US workforce report feeling significant stress in the workplace. This stress has adverse effects our health and personal well-being, not to mention our performance and productivity.
One antidote is to cultivate a mindfulness practice in the workplace. For those of us who work with children, youth, and families, mindfulness practice is a two-fer, because we can introduce and support these same practices with our clients.
This webinar will focus on teaching a few mindfulness practices that will help you manage your own stress in your daily work, and that you can teach to your children, youth and families.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn several mindfulness activities and why they work.
  • Practice and reflect on the mindfulness activities and discuss how you might implement them in your workplace.
  • Learn practical ways to teach these mindfulness activities to the children and youth with whom you work
CYC Certification Competency Domain:
1.5 Class Hours

Created by

Cindy Carraway-Wilson

Cindy Carraway-Wilson, MA, CYC-P, is Director of Training at Youth Catalytics and has extensive experience in the human services field as a youth worker, mental health therapist, clinical program director and trainer/facilitator. Currently, she leads a variety of trainings on topics such as Positive Youth Development, LGBTQ topics, outcomes measurement, supervision, stress management and self-care for the professional, and organizational development and strategic planning. She is a member of the training cadre for the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development and a certified trainer from the Academy for Educational Development. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and understands the value of applying a mind-body approach to professional development, health and wellness. Cindy lives in Maine with her partner and two Siberian huskies.