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Trauma-Informed Mind-Body Practices

Gina de la Chesnaye

Monday February 26th noon EST

Learn the intersection of polyvagal theory and attachment theory in our upcoming webinar designed to enhance an understanding of trauma and mind-body practices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the neuroscience behind mind-body techniques and how they can be used to regulate dysregulated nervous system states. Clinicians will be equipped with the tools to share trauma-informed mind-body practices with clients. Therapy First's Paul Garcia-Ryan will host this webinar, covering the application of mind-body practices for gender non-conforming individuals who have faced various traumas, including undue medical harm.

Gina de la Chesnaye is the founder and director of The Nachan Project which serves the women and children of the Katwe slums in Kampala, Uganda and offers Mindfulness and Trauma Management Trainings to social workers, humanitarian aid workers, street counselors, trauma therapists and caregivers throughout Uganda and Kenya. She is a core faculty member of Second Response which tends to the emotional & psychological needs of people exposed to trauma through natural and/or man made disasters. She serves as key faculty for The Lineage Project, bringing mindfulness based exercises, yoga and meditation to at-risk and/or incarcerated youth and their support staff in New York City. Gina is also on the Meditation Faculty of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Psychotherapy.