When we first unlocked the genetic code, we thought we might have found the essential and immutable process for who we become, only to discover that the complexity of what it is to be human is more related to the way genes express in response to the environment at a particular time. The malleability of our genes doesn’t change our DNA but makes possible an almost infinite array of possible expressions.
Badenoch, 2017, pp. 156-157
The interconnectedness of our bodies to our minds, our minds to our bodies and the research that surrounds the embodied brain is a vast science that has the capacity to inform and enhance both yoga and meditation practice.
This second trauma informed teacher training course has been designed to enrich evidence-based practice and methodology by providing you with adept understanding of the gut-brain axis (GBA) and how stress affects our digestive system, microbiota and its relationship to wellbeing, as well as how to influence the GBA for holistic wellbeing.
Trauma Informed Meditation Teacher Training: Meditation Therapy for Brain, Biome & Genome will also delve into the world of epigenetics and how our past familiar history impacts who we are, as well as how the changes we make today influence generations to come.
This intensive is intended to support 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 more adept understandings of suffering as it relates to biomedical model of post-traumatic stress.
- Understanding the physiology behind practice including concepts such as the epigenetics of trauma, the imperative nature of the body’s microbiome, and the transformation of biome and genome from a neurobiological perspective.
- Understanding the psychology behind practice including state-of-the-art evidence-based research validating a multiplicity of mindfulness and meditation paths of practice.
- Understanding from a complete immersive experience the foundations, applications, and teaching methodologies of trauma informed practice with research, understanding, awareness, and mindfulness.
This course is registered with both Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia and gains 50 hours of continued professional development when purchased through this page – should you wish to complete a full meditation certification (110 hours – 660 hours) or yoga certification (150 hours – 650 hours) 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
- 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.
- 1 yoga mat
- zafu (meditation cushion)
- zabuton (meditation cushion base)
- 2 x blankets
- 1 x eye pillow
Your CPD04 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