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If you have an interest in delving deeper into the concept of being trauma-informed, I encourage you to explore the affiliate links provided below. They offer valuable insights and resources that can help you better understand.

Trauma-informed Courses

Trauma-informed Fundamentals
Online Workshop

Looking through a trauma-informed lens will change the way you relate to the world. In this short workshop, your empathy levels are bound to soar! If you have a family member, friend college, or employee that may have experienced trauma, you’ll start to understand their experience AND discover ways to best support them, while maintaining healthy boundaries.

Topics covered will include:
What is trauma really?
Trauma has become the latest buzzword. We will cut through the noise and get to the point.
Where is the intersection of trauma and mental health
Learn when mental health conditions may have origins of trauma and when to dig deeper.

How does trauma show up?
Discover clear markers that indicate possible trauma. We will look at physical symptoms, mental & emotional symptoms & relational symptoms.


Toxic or traumatized?
We are quick to label someone as toxic. Discover how trauma may often be behind someone’s bad behavior
How to relate to a traumatized person
Learn how to relate in ways that have ‘intent not to traumatize’ and may help de-escalate a trauma response.


We will look at three categories:
1) Anxiety attack
2) Silence & disconnection
3) Boundary breaches/misconduct listed here to find out more about how the course is structured and what is offered.

Trauma-informed Facilitation
Online Workshop

Learn how to hold a safe space with intent not to re-traumatize and harness the power of relationship dynamics for healing.

 

In this online workshop, you will find answers to the important questions: ‘what is trauma-informed care, really?’ AND ‘As a therapist/facilitator how can I be sure that I’m engaging with a trauma-informed approach'.

You’ll leave this workshop equipped with knowledge in the following areas:

  • Definition

  • Clarify clear definitions of trauma, relational trauma, abuse, neglect

  • Threat responses & their relational markers

  • Overview of polyvagal theory – fight, flight, freeze, ventral vagal, miscalibration & the faux window of tolerance and how to identify them in a client

  • Fragmentation & Dissociation

  • Learn what happens in the brain, body, and psyche when a traumatic event is not processed

  • The fawn response

  • Understand the tendency to seek safety through self-abandonment and how this may show up in a client or group session

  • Re-traumatization & regression

  • Understanding and spotting signs of re-traumatization and how to pro-actively avoid these

  • Relational resonance & boundaries

  • Understanding transference and the importance of a relational approach in trauma-informed care

Trauma-informed Group Facilitation
Online Workshop

In this online workshop, you’ll learn the essential elements of trauma-informed group facilitation.

 

In this online workshop, you will find answers to the important questions: ‘what is trauma-informed care, really?’ AND ‘As a therapist/facilitator how can I be sure that I’m engaging with a trauma-informed approach'.

This will ensure that you can:

  • Work with intent not to re-traumatize.

  • Spot signs of trauma.

  • Respond to individuals without disrupting the group.

  • Contain the potential domino effect of trauma in groups.

  • Engage with trauma-sensitive language.

  • Provide supportive self-care tools to your participants.

  • Understand when touch can help and when touch can harm.

Key areas that will be covered:

  • Embodied trauma: through authentic sharing, we will understand the way trauma lives and breathes in the body, the psyche, relationships, and groups.

  • Relationship as the crucible for recovery - we will explore the often relational origins of trauma and how to harness our relationship with our clients/participants as a means for healing.

  • Somatics - explore the mind-body connection, the split that happens as a result of trauma, and an approach for re-integration.

  • Fragmentation and unexpressed desires - working with the impulses and expressions that are not safe to express.

  • Somatic shapes for safety - working with shapes/poses will help if trauma is triggered.

  • Touch for safe containment and grounding - how to use touch to help if someone is triggered.

  • Affirmations for safety.

  • Self-care solutions for trauma triggers.

  • Resources and further support - where to send someone of trauma has been triggered.

  • Boundaries in groups - understanding the function of group work, interpersonal boundaries, and your boundary as a facilitator.

Trauma-informed Relational SomaticsOnline Workshop

Learn how to hold a safe space with intent not to re-traumatize and harness the power of relationship dynamics for healing.

 

In this online workshop, you will find answers to the important questions: ‘what is trauma-informed care, really?’ AND ‘As a therapist/facilitator how can I be sure that I’m engaging with a trauma-informed approach'.

Who would benefit from this training?

  • Talk therapists/counselors seeking to integrate a trauma-informed and somatic approach to care. 

  • Somatic practitioners interested in deepening their touch skills and somatic listening capabilities. 

  • Movement & embodiment facilitators interested in cultivating a trauma-informed practice and enhancing 1:1 space holding capabilities. 

  • Health professionals who want to expand their toolkit and adopt a trauma-informed approach to care. 

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