Cultivating Post- Traumatic Growth in Youth

Lynea Gillen, TRE Trainer, Founder Yoga Calm

Cultivating Post-Traumatic Growth in Youth

Lynea Gillen, LPC, TRE Trainer, Founder of Yoga Calm

October 2, 2021
9:00 am – 12 noon (PDT)

Live, Online Training

Together we have the tools and creativity to help youth to flourish

While the awareness of the negative outcomes of trauma experiences (ACEs) has improved, it’s important to note that in the face of adversity disease is not a certain outcome. In fact, human history has many examples of how various cultures have cultivated resilience and post‐traumatic growth through community practices that address physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Drawing on her personal experiences, studies with various culture, and 40+ years of supporting youth as a schoolteacher and counselor, Lynea will share empowering activities that help youth tap into their inner strengths and wisdom, connect with the healing powers of nature, and build community support.

Lynea will also review the five elements of post-traumatic growth, including education and self regulation, and will provide simple, effective ways to incorporate these into the lives of students, clients and staff.

In addition,  you will learn how to use yoga‐based movement, mindfulness exercises, and social/emotional development practices in various settings to help students develop self‐confidence, physical health, and emotional intelligence.

By integrating this knowledge and healthy physical, mental, and emotional practices into daily life, students and staff reduce daily stress and develop resilience to trauma.  With this foundation, the following benefits of post‐traumatic growth can accrue:

  • Increased personal strength
  • Improved relationships
  • New priorities and a greater appreciation for life
  • Spiritual growth

Read more about Lynea’s unique approach in her recent blog, The Promise & Hope of Post-Traumatic Growth.


Oct 2, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 noon PDT (Los Angeles time)

Live, online training format

$100 Registration Fee ($50 Discount for Certified Yoga Calm Instructors. Contact [email protected]  for discount code.)

10% Group Discount for groups of three or more. Contact [email protected] for registration information.

Purchase orders accepted. Send PO to [email protected] along with registrant names and email addresses.

Cancellation/Refund Policy  


Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, is an award‐winning author, speaker and pioneer in the field of health and wellness education for youth.  From its development in a behavior classroom in a rural Oregon elementary school, her accredited Yoga Calm program is now being used with tens of thousands of children each day in diverse settings, such Head Start programs, urban classrooms, occupational therapy clinics, children and teen psychiatric units at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, and at the Mayo Clinic.

Early tragedies and trauma in Lynea’s life led her to yoga at the age of 16. And for the next 40+ years Lynea developed practical methods to share yoga and other heart‐centered tools that she created to help youth in her roles as a schoolteacher, counselor, clinician and college professor.

Developing emotional literacy, community and resilience are the hallmarks of Lynea’s approach and are exemplified in her award‐winning books and media: Yoga Calm for Children, Mindful Moments Cards, Good People Everywhere, Little Banty Chicken and, her latest, Little Book of Healing: A Coloring Book for Grief and Loss.

In addition to her current practice as a child and family counselor in Portland, Oregon, Lynea is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College, where she has created a dozen courses in counseling and special education.  Lynea is a licensed professional counselor, holds an MS in Counseling in Education from PSU, is a TRE Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercise Trainer, and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.


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