Upcoming Workshops & Events

Hornets & Hippos CEU Training Sponsored by the Samaritan Center

Join us for an introduction into how to use imagination, mindfulness, and neuroscience to help manage big emotions like anger and anxiety. This fun and engaging workshop will give adults the tools to help children understand and manage their emotions. Learn how to present information with animal-friendly imagery and mindfulness techniques on how anxiety, anger, and the stress response work. Learn about the “hornet-brain” (amygdala) and the “hippo-brain” (hippocampus) and ways to reduce and manage high anxiety and stress moments. (Strategies are geared for children 6–12 years old—but they work well for adults, too!)

Come with an open mindset to play, and yoga mat to relax and learn…

…Leave with a copy of the workbook Hornets & Hippos.

This training will teach and illustrate:

  • How our reactivity brain (hornet) affects the body.
  • Simple strategies called Mindful MEDS to calm the body when anger and anxiety show up.
  • How to engage our curiosity and memory brain (hippo) to build a more positive mood.
  • How mindfulness works to help with attention and the ability to be present in the moment. (We will practice a few mindfulness methods in the training.)
  • How neuroscience informs us and guides us in our experiences in the world.

Friday, June 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Samaritan Health & Living Center
311 W. High Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

$40 (includes workbook)

This workshop qualifies for 3.5 Ethics CEU’s for Psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCACs, LMHCs.