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20HR Trauma-Informed Facilitator Training

Co-created & co-facilitated by SomaPsych & LegacyMotion in Aotearoa, Online and across the Globe.

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This is a space to show up in a place of curiosity to understand how trauma may show up in the body, how it may manifest in different situations and experiences. You will leave with a practical and embodied ability to move forward in a growth based way.

This training is suitable for those who are working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Download the training manual for further guidance.

Including yet not limited to the following:

  • Social workers

  • Mental Health or Pastoral Counselors

  • Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants

  • Educator

  • Emergency Medical Personnel

  • Movement Therapists

  • Yoga Therapist/ Yoga Teacher

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professional

  • Other Wellness Professionals

  • Human Resource Manager & Business Owners

Tiered Pricing & Payment Plans

We offer tiered pricing as we recognise that we live in systems of inequity and believe this is a way to find some more balance within this. 


We aim to contribute to a more inclusive culture in who has access to holding and entering these spaces. Specifically, we would love to support individuals with a vision to use this opportunity to provide access to these spaces for minority groups / their community.

During this training, participants will discover:

  • How trauma anatomically affects the nervous system 

  • How to identify trauma symptoms and trigger responses 

  • How to take a humanistic approach in all that you do

  • Tools to promote biological resiliency, self-regulation and resolution

  • Protocol and best practices in the field 

  • Invitational language and facilitating choice-making

  • Community building and outreach methods 

  • Trauma stewardship and the importance of self-care 

  • How to create safer, more inclusive and accessible spaces

  • What post-traumatic growth is and how to hold hope as a possibility

  • Embodied social justice and systemic change 

  • Facilitation methods for healthcare practitioners specific to the populations you are walking alongside

The Training 

This training is more than an education, it is a transformational learning experience. It is a training that offers you immediate tools, methods and interventions in order to instantaneously cultivate a more trauma-informed approach in your current studio, classes, business, organization, and offerings.  

Through a better understanding of the body and how it is affected during certain circumstances and events (mentally, physically and emotionally), we as humans are able to ultimately return ourselves back to a balanced state of living, thus breaking the pattern of stress, anxiety, and eventually trauma within ourselves, our community and our globe.

In order to understand and take action toward a more safe, inclusive and equitable future we must first understand the complexities and nuances of trauma and how it manifests. This training unpacks the intricacies of how trauma impacts individuals and communities and also equips you with tools for self agency and regulation so we can more powerfully hold space for ourselves and others. 

Our approach is both bottom-up, drawing on body-based practices including  yoga, breathwork, and sensory awareness; and top-down with education around neuroscience, anatomy, and trauma.    

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Why is Trauma-Informed so important?

Stress and trauma can exist on a continuum and because of that, it is extremely important to understand this in the context of our past, today's world, and the future we want to work towards. This training gives you insight into individual and collective trauma, systemic causes of harm and trauma, as well as social justice and change-focused approaches. We explore how we can understand and integrate our own experience as well as how we can hold space for and walk alongside others. This training places an immense emphasis on knowing that we are not here to fix, change, or heal anyone else, but to be somatic witnesses and creative forces as we offer support along the way. Learn tools necessary for your own reflection and growth as well as ones to offer others regardless of the field or industry you work within and the people you work with. 

The body holds trauma to different degrees and complexities. As a facilitator, you are creating space for individuals to explore and connect with their breath, body and mind. Therefore it is important to be sure we are able to hold students in the wholeness of their experience, understand what may be happening for them on a physiological and neurological level, without needing to alter or change their experience. We are here to bear witness, allow, and hold space for transformation in their own time and way.

Trauma not only impacts how an individual functions and navigates the world, it influences how they relate to others and how communities relate to them. It impacts our society as a whole; institutions, systems, and structures have been built through trauma and continue to perpetuate it. In order to disrupt the cycle we must learn the nuances of how trauma shows up in the mind, body, and all interactions and dynamics. Becoming trauma-informed is a paradigm shift, it means seeing each person in their full diversity and intersectionality and allow them the dignity to evolve, heal, and transform. Through this, we begin to work towards the types of workplaces, systems, and institutions that we want to see; ones that are human-centred and equity-driven.

Is this training right for you?

This is an educational training that promotes self & collective healing through experiential, embodied, and collaborative learning.

The weekend may hold components of self-reflection & personal healing. However, to respect the intention and purpose of this training, we ask that students refrain from sharing in-depth about personal trauma and/ or healing journeys.

If you feel that at present you require more support and emotional regulation tools before attending this training, please see our 10HR Nervous System Regulation Online Workshop (Available for purchase January 2024). 

If you require 1-1 support for trauma restoration, please seek support from a licensed professional. 

Training Location & Dates, 2024

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Across the Globe

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Can't find a location suitable for you? 
Our partner, LegacyMotion, facilitates this training in South Africa, Europe and the US. 


Tiered pricing is an invitation to reflect on your access to resources and privilege, the value of this work, what you can genuinely afford, and what you might pay for comparable training programs.​​

Find out more about tiered pricing.

**All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

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TIER 1: $690 

For those who are financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.



For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources.



For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.


For this training, partial scholarships of 50% off tuition are available.

We aim to support individuals with a vision to use this opportunity to provide access to these spaces for minority groups / their community.

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“The workshop content drew deeply on a broad range of the evolving literature and Amanda’s considerable and diverse practitioner experience. It helped me integrate what I have read and be introduced to new resources. Amanda ably facilitated the group, responding to the participants’ different needs and background. However, what was most striking to me was Amanda’s teaching, and us practicing [on our own] various somatic informed practices. This gave us the opportunity to explore regulating our nervous system and observing the impact in real time. In the week after the training I have noticed I have been regulated with greater dept and more resilience which contributed to me bringing an enhanced trauma-informed presence to some demanding professional and personal contexts. This may be one of the most impactful professional training workshops I have attended.”

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