Practical Tools for Tough Times
We all need some help from time to time, and the research shows that the causes of homelessness -- mental illness, drug dependency, and trauma -- can all be made better by mindfulness practice led by highly-qualified instructors.
We work closely with homeless shelters, shelters for abused women and children, community centers in low-income areas, and veterans, and first responders.
The youth from Urban Peak struggle with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues and are typically resistant to attending and participating in classes. However, attendance was perfect in the mindfulness classes, the youth were engaged, have talked about how the skills have helped them outside of class to manage their stressors and emotions.
]Kendall J. Rames, MA, LPC
Deputy Director, Urban Peak Denver
So many of the youth I see every day tell me how they were able to practice mindfulness and deal with a situation they didn’t know how to deal with before. They’re working through extreme trauma, anger, sadness, and death….It has drastically changed the way I work with clients, as well as take care of myself.
Lead Life Skills Counselor, Urban Peak Drop In Center
The youth at Covenant house Missouri have progressed remarkably in the areas of focusing in the classroom, handling anger by learning to calm down, and making better choices in efforts to avoid fighting and arguing.