Applying Mindfulness Practices into Early Intervention
The work of early intervention is complex and, on occasion, stressful. Eighty-seven percent of early interventionists report experiencing secondary trauma as a result of their work. Families, too, are often in uncharted territory as they journey through one or more diagnoses. Incorporating audience participation, this workshop will focus on applying the principles of mindfulness to all aspects of early intervention: supporting our work with families, building the early intervention team, and supervising/coaching service providers.
- Participants will be able to identify the potential uses of Mindfulness practices in their work with families, their EI team, and as part of their own self-reflective professional development.
- Participants will use this session as an opportunity to network and share ideas as to how to implement Mindfulness practices into their work.
- Participants will be able to incorporate and implement Mindfulness practices with other related reflective practices used in their work such as coaching, mentoring, and Reflective Supervision.