Any experience of fear and/or pain that doesn’t have the support it needs to be digested and integrated into the flow of our developing brains.
This definition encourages us to look into the neural and interpersonal aspects of experience for an understanding of how we become traumatized rather than toward the nature of the experience itself or a list of symptoms. We might consider the embedding of trauma to be a rupture in the inherent process integration of our ongoing experience, with healing arising through the initiation of and experience of repair so that the journey toward integration can follow its natural course.
Badenoch, 2017, pp.40-41
Trauma is a prevalent sociological health ailment. Adverse child experiences, inept assistance, or compassionate connection in the face of suffering, as well as levels of disconnect that impact inability to feel safe, significant, or to make sense and meaning in life have impacted our society in ways that are quite often to vast to fully fathom. Clients come seeking wellbeing through various primary or secondary treatment methodologies that include (albeit not limited to) therapy, yoga, or meditation.
It is our role as both yoga and meditation teachers to always ensure the safety of our clients while promoting increasing levels of wellbeing. In many ways this stems from understanding aliments and suffering from a multiplicity of perspectives. This includes the neurobiology of trauma, interpersonal relationships, and the role of the practitioner, as well as various practices of meditation.
Moreover, in learning to become more trauma-informed in your teaching, you will be focusing not only on the emotional and physical state of your student but helping them on a path towards regaining their sense of control and ownership over their own body and their own experience.
This intensive is intended to support yoga and meditation teachers, or therapists make their classes more trauma-informed. Please be aware that this course is not a qualification or certification to provide trauma therapy or trauma treatment. Moreover, is practices and theories discussed and taught are not intended as interventions for those who have experienced trauma.
Talking about trauma, even in the context of professional development, can be triggering. Please be aware of your own and others safety. If you have any questions or enquiries pertaining to the content of this course, please firstname.lastname@example.org
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Course available to be taken online at anytime. Contact us for more details.
What You Will Learn
- Understanding the philosophy behind practice including the historical roots of the meaning of suffering within the yoga tradition in combination with the ethics of teaching trauma informed practice.
- Understanding the physiology behind practice including concepts such as heart rate variability, plus the latest neurophysiological research based theoretical models of trauma for personalised yoga.
- Understanding the psychology behind practice including how to build safe and trusted relationships before taking someone to the state of yoga in combination with how to apply research within the classroom.
- Understanding from a complete immersive experience the foundations, applications, and teaching methodologies of trauma informed practice with awareness and mindfulness.
This is a 50 hour CPD course registered with both Yoga Australia and the Meditation Association of Australia – should you wish to begin your meditation or yoga teacher training with this course please view this Specialty Intensive Training as an elective within our full course offerings. Details available here.
Further Information & Requirements
- Taught By
- Required Books
- Recommended Books
- Required Props
Leanne Davis (Yoga Australia President, Vinyoga)
Clare Sillence (Social Worker & Mental Health Specialist)
Edwina Kempe (Licenced TCTSYSpecialist, Social Worker)
- Badenoch, B. (2017). The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.
- Van K. (2015). The body keeps the score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma. New York, NY: Penguin.
- Ricard, M. (2015). Altruism: The power of compassion to change yourself and the world. Tullamarine, Australia: Bolinda Publishing.
- Doidge, N. (2016). The brain’s way of healing: Stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries. London, United Kingdom: Penguin Books.
- Davidson, R. J., & Begley, S. (2013). The emotional life of your brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel, and live – and how you can change them. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam.
- Siegel, D. J. (2010). The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.
- Lee, D. A., & James, S. (2011). The compassionate-mind guide to recovering from trauma and PTSD: Using compassion-focused therapy to overcome flashbacks, shame, guilt, and fear. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
- zafu (meditation cushion)
- zabuton (meditation cushion base)
- yoga mat
- 2 x blankets
- 1 x eye pillow
Your CPD03 Investment
Full investment upfront $1,249
or choose a payment plan:
1x deposit payment $249
3x additional monthly payments $417
Certificate of completion / registration is not offered without complete payment