Mark your calendars with dates for our upcoming online events listed below:
||Sep 19, 2019
What is a Labyrinth & how can it be used as a tool in youth mental health?
||Christine Slavik, University of the Fraser Valley
The labyrinth is a tool that has applications in a variety of settings. One of the most common uses of a labyrinth is as a form of walking meditation. Walking a labyrinth can often calm people down during a crisis, help us see life as a journey, reduce stress, promote calm & integrate challenging experiences. This webinar will introduce participants to what a labyrinth is, what we know about them, & where they can be found…or made. The benefits for youth mental health & therapeutic applications will be shared. Case-based stories from the field will demonstrate the benefits, & show a number of ways they can be used. Resources for learning about, finding, accessing & utilizing a labyrinth will be provided so you can continue your journey & share with others.
Christine is an Associate Professor & Department Head in the Child, Youth, & Family Studies Department at the University of the Fraser Valley. Previously she was the Director of Child Life at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, & worked in a variety of areas as a Child Life Specialist. She has been employed as a Child & Youth Care Counsellor, & as a nurse in psychiatry/mental health. Christine teaches the Child Life and Community Health course as the foundation for the Child Life Specialization & is faculty liaison for the Child Life Internship. Christine holds a Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation & is a Certified Trainer of the Appreciative Leadership Development Program, & has completed Labyrinth Facilitator training through Veriditas. She is a qualified teacher in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, & Society at the University of Massachusetts. Christine has completed a series of research projects exploring mindfulness-based practices & contemplative pedagogy in both the K-12 and university settings, & teaches the Introduction to MBSR & Neurobiology of Mindfulness, & Wellness & Mindfulness-based practices regularly on campus & in the community.