Your Local Body-Mind Therapist - Here to Guide You


This 20hr workshop aims to provide foundational understanding of trauma from a Mindful Somatic perspective. 

Explore the relationship between the Body and the Mind, and how trauma and acute stress presents in your clients and yourself. Practice Movement, and Mindfulness protocols that promote somatic literacy and increase resilience. Learn to identify the differences between relaxation states and collapse/ disassociation. Examine the power of language and intention.

Increase your awareness, knowledge and skills for working with people who may have experienced or have been affected by trauma. It will also help service providers and organizations to work from a trauma-informed perspective and develop trauma-informed relationships that cultivate safety, trust and compassion.

Each Phase will include a verbal discussion, and somatic skills lab to explore the material.

Phase One:

-Types of Trauma

-Nervous system Basics including Polyvagal Nerve -Theory

-The Neurobiology of trauma

-The Window of Tolerance and Threat Response

Phase Two:

-Introduction to Attachment Theory

-Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

-Physiological Responses and the Vagus Nerve

-Guidelines for Working with people affected by Trauma

Phase Three:

-Somatic Dominance or Teaching Style

-The Inheritance of Trauma in Systems of Care

-Vicarious Trauma: Trauma Exposure Response

Phase Four:

-Trauma Recovery & Resilience

-Creating Trauma Conscious Communities

-Self-Care and Self-Compassion Practices

-Specific Trauma-informed Movement and Mindfulness Practices


This training will explore the new frontiers in the science of meditation. It is designed to give you a strong foundation in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and somatics, as applied to meditation. These are some of the fastest growing areas of study surrounding meditation and with them we can really develop a deeper state of understanding towards the inner workings of our being. 

Neuroscience looks at the structure and function of the nervous system and brain, which can give us great insight into what is actually happening when we meditate. Scientists have been making some groundbreaking discoveries on the positive effects of meditation, offering proof of what meditators have been reporting for thousands of years.

From a psychological perspective, benefits of meditation are various and can include decreased stress and anxiety, increased memory, increased emotional stability and increased productivity. A regular meditation practice can also increase awareness to the point where the probability of self-actualization is increased, along with confidence, creativity, and empathy. 

Somatic meditation takes meditation out of our left-brain, thinking mind and into our body. It involves connecting with the inherent wakefulness that is already present within the body. Unlike many contemporary approaches to meditation that emphasize the intentional thinking of the conscious mind, somatic meditation develops meditative consciousness through the felt senses of the body.

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- Triune Brain Model

- What Connectomes are and how they relate to meditation

- How to develop Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis

- Understanding ways to support students in regulating their nervous 

   system and emotions to sustain awareness in meditation 

- How the brain is studied to show impacts of meditation

- The effects of meditation on the Prefrontal Cortex, Limbic Brain, 

  Amygdala and Hippocampus

- What is Mindfulness and what are it’s benefits

- Teaching meditation from a trauma informed pedagogy

- Supporting students in understanding and practicing meditation 

  from their window of tolerance

- Interpersonal skills and the art of creating safe spaces for students 

  to explore their inner experiences through meditation 

- Practices: facilitating individual and group transformational process 

  in mindfulness for self discovery

- Techniques that can be used within a clinical practice

- Adapting mindfulness meditation for specific populations

- Self-Compassion and Loving Presence Practices

- Ideal qualities of a teacher and how to be an effective teacher

- Cueing and the use of Voice

- Class Composition and setting Intention’s/Themes

- Somatic Explorations such as bodymind unwinding, undoing 

  fixations on attention and contemplation of opposites

- The Art & Science of Self-Care and Ceremony



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