Meditative Movements™ to Self-Regulate and De-escalate

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 95% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"I liked the interactive nature of this training (getting to practice the movements) and the practical takeaways."

"I'm excited to use this with students in the health office! They come for so many somatic complaints - this really gives me tools to use with them!"

"I enjoyed this training very much. I feel it will be beneficial to all populations."

Your Training Description

Meditative Movements™ is an innovative technique that integrates easy to follow movements to improve self-care and self-regulation. The movements are adaptable to anyone’s physical ability and incorporate breathing strategies and spoken core value affirmations. Explore the mind, body, and being connection and how it affects behavior. Practice Meditative Movements™ that release harmful energies while increasing nurturing ones. As you become more aware, you will be better equipped to handle difficult situations. When emotions are heightened, you can redirect and deescalate behavior by performing Meditative Movements™ in the moment.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Explore the mind, body, and being connection to improve self-awareness
  • Experience Meditative Movements™ you can use in your program or on your own
  • Learn to manage your own energy in a way that can help reduce stressful interactions and provide better outcomes for youth

Your Trainer


Ellie Peterson’s teen pregnancy catapulted her into adulthood. At 23 years old, she was divorced and raising three children on her own while making $80 a week as “Ellie from the deli.” As a smoker, her body was unhealthy; her mind was filled with chaotic thoughts and her spiritual being was weighed down with fear, self-pity, anger, and worthlessness. Because of her own self-care needs, she created the Meditative Movements™ technique.

In 1992 she graduated from the College of St. Catherine. She is an author, health and wellness columnist and professional speaker. Ellie spends her winters in Florida and loves being with her six grandchildren and family during our Minnesota summers.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH BASICS.

Build your understanding of prevalent mental health issues among youth today, learn how to connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.

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