Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. — Trauma Informed Care, T.A.P. Practice, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Parent-Child Relationship, and More (#99)

The Nishant Garg Show

Sam Himelstein is a Licensed Psychologist in the the state of California. Most of his work has involved working with high-risk and marginalized youth in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, and those suffering from addiction issues. He has previously worked at the Chemical Dependency program at Kaiser Permanente with teens and their families, in a number of juvenile halls conducting psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and  researching the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions with incarcerated and underserved adolescent populations.

He’s the  author of multiple scholarly journal articles and three books, he travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional trainings, and he is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. He is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. Most of his speaking lies at the intersection of building authentic relationships, trauma-informed care, and teaching mindfulness to youth. He was a formerly incarcerated youth myself and was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation.

His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests.

Learn more about my philosophy and approach in his books: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents , Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals .

Other links: Courses related to Trauma, Heart Spring Community, Resources for Parents

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Topics we discuss:

  • What are the key principles and elements that parents should keep in their mind to raise resilient kids?
  • What are some of the life practices do you have with your kids to make authentic relationship and still keeping boundaries with them?
  • What advice would you give to your eight year old self?
  • What is Enneagram?
  • What mindfulness practices do you recommend to becoming a successful parent?
  • How should parent take care of their own emotional and mental well-being?
  • Mindfulness for Trauma
  • and much more!

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