Approximately 70% of the world’s population have experienced trauma, whether major life events, chronic stressors, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE). In practical terms, it’s highly likely that individuals in your event, class or workshop may have encountered traumatic experiences.
This program is optimized for facilitators in the realm of body and wellbeing, such as but not limited to yoga, breathwork, fitness class instructors and community leaders.
Why is it essential?
As a yoga teacher, breathwork instructor, or community leader, your expressions, the space you create, and the teachings you impart have impact on those you guide, especially to some of your participants who may be experiencing trauma or the impacts of it.
What you will learn
Rooted in somatic principles, the program equips you, a facilitator, with trauma-sensitive practices to encourage safe space, emphasize respect and non judgement in your classes, navigate consent, establish boundaries, and advocate inclusivity in your teachings.
You’ll learn how to create a container which honors an environment that embraces the diverse experiences of your participants whether or not they have encountered trauma.
Learn about to understand the impact of trauma on the body, trauma sensitive languaging and approaches for conducting your events, classes or workshops.
Suitable Participants, Facilitators
Connect with Chloe if you’re not sure if this program is suitable for you
This program will be adapted based on the specific needs of the participants and the context in which you work.
Each module includes a mix of presentations, interactive discussions, experiential somatic and embodiment practices, and contemplative activities for self awareness.
Internal World of the Body
What is embodiment and somatics? Embryology basics, Brain Evolution, Perceptions of Pain, Energetic Body, Body Intelligence
External Impacts on the Body
Bottom-up & Top-down Processing, Impacts of Environment, Contextualising Your Service
Power Dynamics between Facilitator and Participant
Impacts of Trauma
Window of Tolerance, Landscape of the Body, Polyvagal Theory
Central Nervous System
Midline Dynamics, Spectrum of Emotions, Components of Recovery
Opening, Expectations, Boundaries, Structures
Building Your Structure
Guidance for appropriate approaches for workshops, retreats, events
Shaping Values as a Facilitator, Cultural Appropriation, Political Body, Liberation Ontology
More Detailed Program Course Breakdown is available.
Trauma-sensitive class/workshop structure plan
This curriculum is designed to be flexible, allowing for adaptation based on the specific needs of the participants and the context in which they work. Each module can include a mix of presentations, interactive discussions, experiential exercises, and self-reflection activities.