SSinLibHOLDING SPACE A Trauma Sensitive Approach to Mindfulness Meditation Within the Library System

Feb 12, 2020 09:00am -
Feb 13, 2020 04:00pm

Event Description

Social Services in Libraries: HOLDING SPACE - A Trauma Sensitive Approach to Mindfulness Meditation Within the Library System 

February 12 - 13, 2020

9a.m. - 4 p.m.

This two-day introductory course has been created to support librarians in empowering the homeless and underserved communities through library-based mindfulness meditation programs. Participants will learn a sample course outline based upon evidence-based modalities to enhance body-mind coherence and safe practices for self-regulation. The course incorporates simple movement, breathing practices and meditation techniques specifically designed in a trauma sensitive fashion to support homeless and underserved individuals in reclaiming agency with tools for self-empowerment.

About Scott Feinberg:

Scott counts his blessings as a devoted father, writer, social-entrepreneur, dedicated yoga & meditation teacher and Inner Activism Coach. Practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2002, Scott is a nationally certified teacher through Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour level and has trained and mentored over 400 yoga teachers since 2009. He is the founder of Kula Yoga Shala, a donation-based yoga and healing arts collaborative in Jupiter, FL. His teachings are steeped in the merging of the mystical with the practical. Scott has launched yoga outreach and community service initiatives in over 100 cities across the world through his non-profit work. He has been a presenting faculty member at The Omega Institute, The Caribbean Yoga Conference and The Omega Yoga Conference. He loves pushing the creative boundaries of yoga having co-led inter-disciplinary retreats and trainings in Bali, Machu Picchu, Tuscany, Maui, Costa Rica, Jamaica and The Gulf Coast (post Katrina) blending yoga with community service work, the creative arts, mantra, eco-adventure and Enneagram. He is inspired by people who live their lives’ boldly and on purpose and most of all, he thoroughly enjoys supporting people in stepping into their authentic Self.

Kula Yoga Shala Healing Arts Cente

About Delphine Gervais:

Delphine Gervais, LCSW - QS is the CEO/Founder of a private practice (Breakkthrough Care and Resource Center, Inc.) as a licensed clinical social worker and qualified supervisor with experience in education, health, social welfare, community development, and individual/family/group intervention services.

Her past experiences include adolescent and adult mental health counseling, elderly community-based intervention, employment referrals services, non-profit program coordination and management, provision of intervention/prevention services in faith-based, education, medical settings, with emphasis on at-risk groups and immigrant populations

In Person Event

Event Location: Miami-Dade Public Library System

Main Library

101 West Flagler

Miami, FL 33130


Event Type:Training
Category:Programming
Early registration ends on Dec 22, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Dec 23, 2019 and ends on Feb 10, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 11, 2020.