In this lecture and discussion, Jennifer Cohen Harper will talk about the physiological and neurological effects of trauma, the relationship between trauma and behavior and how yoga and mindfulness practices can support healing and boost protective factors. She will also share some easy to implement best practices to consider, so you can maximize the chances that all of your students can thrive.
If you’re an educator, or work with youth in other ways, you may not know explicitly that your students have experienced, or are experiencing trauma. Teaching with an awareness of the impact of trauma, and in ways that maximize safety, self-awareness and agency, is a best practice for all teaching, but essential for trauma survivors.
LFY Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.Read More