Workshops

Spring 2019 workshops now open!

SeaStar’s workshops are free, and designed for caregivers of children who may have experienced trauma. Workshops focus on information and strategies to help caregivers support their children, and take care of themselves.

For more information, and to register, download our brochure or contact SeaStarWorkshops@iwk.nshealth.ca


Workshop Topics & Dates

Learn more about our body’s emergency response system, what trauma is, and how it impacts brain development. This workshop is a building block in learning how to support someone who is healing from trauma.

Supporting a child who has experienced trauma can be challenging. For many caregivers, it can bring up a lot of their own reactions and emotions. Learn to identify how your own hopes, fears, beliefs, and emotions might be impacting your caregiving style, and explore strategies that will help you to support your child.

Learn more about emotions and how to become your child’s emotion coach.

Learn strategies for cultivating groundedness in your home, and ideas for teaching mindfulness to young people.

Content in these  *   four workshops is complementary. Attending all four is ideal, but not required.

How we support someone is a little different for feelings of worry and anxiety. Learn how these can differ from other emotions, and some ideas for supporting your child to work through their uncomfortable feelings.

 
What can I expect at SeaStar's workshops?

  • Workshops are FREE
  • Registration is required
  • All workshops are located at the IWK Health Centre, Parker Reception Room, unless otherwise noted  (Click here for map)
These workshops offer:
  • Practical, relatable information and examples
  • Strategies you can use to support your child and yourself
  • Safe, private, non-judgmental environment
Workshop format:
  • These workshops are not therapy groups
  • You are not asked to share your story
  • Workshops are intended to complement other mental health supports available in the community
  • Information is presented in ‘lecture format’, with opportunities for questions
Who can attend?
  • Caregivers of children who have experienced trauma
  • Teens and adults who have who have experienced trauma and would like to learn more about the healing process
  • Support persons
  • Select workshops are open to professionals and students, only where noted
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