From this presentation, participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand the foundation of mindfulness and the effectiveness it has in the therapeutic process.
- Identify the relevance and importance of utilizing experiential techniques, while also being able to illustrate to clientele the rationale of those techniques.
- Facilitate a guided meditative paint session with a variety of mindfulness and expressive techniques by hands on application.
About the Speaker
Antenette Stokes, MA, NCC, QMHP-C, Resident in Counseling is a Behavioral Specialist and Crisis Stabilization Counselor for the Middle Peninsula - Northern Neck Community Services Board. She is completing her PhD at Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis. Antenette has traveled throughout the tidewater, middle peninsula, and northern neck regions, providing trauma-informed expressive art interventions to at-risk youth and adults with mental health diagnoses, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and dual diagnoses. She also travels internationally, touching Turkey, Greece, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, France, Italy, and the Dominican Republic to learn more on how to support various community members through cultural exploration.
In 2019, she provided counseling to first responders of sex trafficked victims in the red light districts of India. Ms. Stokes is extremely passionate about “meeting clients where they are,” and developing creative interventions that calms the trauma brain, encourages positive social interactions, and empowers the client to develop skills to get through whatever life has to offer.