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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction with Latina immigrants: “I was finally able to listen to myself"

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction with Latina immigrants:
“I was finally able to listen to myself"

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm CT

Latino immigrants in the United States are underrepresented in most mind-body interventions, despite facing unique socioeconomic stressors that place them at higher risk for anxiety, depression, and other poor health-related quality of life outcomes including those caused by substance use.

The purpose of this presentation is to get familiar with the concepts of mindfulness and how it can be useful for Latin immigrant women to manage uncertainty and reduce stress using an equity and inclusion framework. The training will teach specific strategies and techniques that participants can integrate during their daily life and at their place of work. 


  1. Discuss familiar concepts related to mindfulness and their possible usefulness with Latina immigrants who face stressors that place them at risk for mental and co-occurring health disorders.
  2. Identify specific mindfulness strategies and techniques that may be useful in working with Latina immigrants.
  3. Review findings from an 8-week mindfulness study, conducted by the presenter, to the Latina immigrant population in St. Louis and community partner organizations. 

Participants will receive FREE 1.5 CEU hours based on attendance. This course has been approved for the following types of CEUs:

  • National Association for Social Workers (NASW)
  • Texas Certification Board (TCBAP), an International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for counselors. 

For questions regarding types of CEUs offered, please contact us directly at [email protected] 



Diana C. Parra is a Research Assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, she is also a yoga and mindfulness teacher and a mindfulness facilitator for the Academy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She focuses her research on the promotion of health and wellbeing through community based programs for physical activity, nutrition, yoga, and mindfulness, geared towards marginalized, underrepresented, and oppressed minorities, particularly the Latinx immigrant population in the United States. Dr. Parra has significant experience mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and has a diverse background and training in non-traditional methodologies to assess physical activity and diets.

For more information please contact Mary Cook at [email protected]. 

Starts: Apr. 6, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 6, 2022 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 6, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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