Friday, May 4, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 


McHenry County Mental Health Board

Network Training

Children and Mindfulness

Presented by Tracy Soos-Walker, LCPC, CADC

  Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  

Free: 2.75 CEU's for attending this training 

(IAODAPCA included)

Target Audience: Psychiatrist (MD), Psychiatric Nurse (RN), Psychologist (Ph.D) Social Worker (MSW), Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and other mental health professionals 

Do you think yoga and mindfulness can help the children you work with, but have no idea where to start? You’ve learned some mindfulness activities, but can’t figure out when and how to use them? Run out of good options for working with your most challenging kids? All children deserve the chance to thrive, and a growing body of research shows that yoga and mindfulness are powerful tools to help navigate a challenging world.

Join Tracy Soos-Walker explore how these practices can help children soothe the protective part of their brain and engage and exercise the thoughtful part.

You’ll walk away from this workshop with a step-by-step approach for effectively sharing the proven practices of yoga and mindfulness to help children and adolescents who are struggling to regulate their emotions, sustain attention and control impulsive behavior.



Presenter: Tracy Soos-Walker.

Tracy is the owner & operator of Nurture Yoga & Massage.  Tracy is a Master’s level, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor practicing at Horizons Behavioral Health in Crystal Lake, IL. 

She has extensive experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems and works with individuals aged 13- above in a mental health setting. In addition to working with substance use disorders, Tracy enjoys working with self-esteem and body image challenges, anxiety disorders, codependency concerns, health issues, relationship issues, LGBT clients, women specific issues, such as PMDD as well stress management problems, depression and post partum depressive disorders  and overall mood disorders.  

Tracy believes that our difficulties in life are also our opportunities to grow and change. She is passionate about helping others become the people they want to be. Her personal background and professional training offer her clients a deep understanding of a wide-range of challenges so many of us face in life, as well as a path to change.