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Trauma-Informed Facilitator Training 

Somatics, Yoga, & Embodied Practices

Faculty from SomaPsych & Legacy Motion

 along with International Guest Facilitators bring you this 

1 Year Training Program, Online & Interactive

September 29 2024 - September 21st 2025

300-hour continued professional development with Yoga Alliance.

                         

Training Breakdown
Module 1: 100HR Trauma, Accessibility, Diversity
Module 2: 100HR Embodied Practices
Module 3: 100HR Social Justice & Systemic Change

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:

  • Mental Health Counselor or Therapist

  • Social Worker

  • Substance Abuse Practitioners

  • Nonprofit or Community Organization Staff

  • Educators

  • Yoga Teachers, Coaches, and Wellness Practitioners

  • Human Resources

Expression of Interest

If you would like to enrol on this training, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form via the button below. 

Scholarships & Sponsors

For further information click the button below.​

Pre-requisites & Application

An educational trauma theory training program is recommended before enrolling, such as the 20HR Trauma Informed Facilitator Teacher Training.

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Becoming a Trauma-Informed Facilitator

 

You will learn the skills to share trauma-informed practices that include yoga, embodiment, and somatic therapies with all people and all bodies. Embark on this self-journey of wellbeing while simultaneously contributing to collective health and wellbeing for the globe and humans everywhere.


Body-based trauma therapies and movement modalities are a powerful new approach to mental health with the potential to revolutionize the world and your offerings. This training gives students a rich and comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing trauma from a more integrated, mind-body approach. This training is more than an education, it is a transformational learning experience and an opportunity to expand from a teacher, leader, clinician, or caregiver, to an embodied facilitator, holder of braver spaces, and vessel of social justice and change. Through a holistic and whole-being approach, this training will bring forth interconnected practices in trauma theory, social justice and systemic change, traditional and contemporary somatic and embodied therapies, spirit and energetic body explorations, inclusive physical yoga asana variations, functional anatomy and physiology, and immediate body-based tools and methods to encourage empowerment, nurture resilience, and restore connection between ourselves, our communities, and the globe. 

 

This 1 year long 300-hour continued professional development and Yoga Alliance certified training gives you the missing educational pieces as well as the space to explore somatic practices that will be useful for you both personally and professionally.

Discover more about the training content for the  300HR TIFT Training.

What is Trauma-Informed Facilitation?

Trauma-informed means taking into account past trauma and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand the behaviours of those we are working alongside. It means bringing empathy and compassion to every interaction and creating a brave and accessible space for all. It means being solution-based, forward-focused, and growth-minded in order to move into possibility and overall shift.

When it comes to processing and integrating trauma, talk therapy is beneficial but leaves out the body, which is a crucial component when processing trauma. 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 theory.  

Why Participate in the Trauma Informed Facilitation Training?

Participating in trauma-informed facilitation training can offer many incredible benefits, both for you, the facilitator, and the individuals you work with. Trauma is a common experience for many people, and it can have a profound impact on one’s life. Trauma-informed training can help you better understand the effects of trauma on individuals, and how it may impact their ability to participate in group settings. It helps us contextualize the people we work with and better understand how to take into account the systems and structures we operate within; this understanding helps us work on the individual level as well as the collective as we work toward social change. 

Meet Your Lead Faculty &
Guest Facilitators. 

Throughout the training you will receive lectures and community practices from a global community of practitioners who each bring a unique and diverse range of knowledge whilst uniting towards a common goal of trauma informed practice. 

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"The world is in a space of stress and anxiety. Trauma is part of the human condition and it always will be. It is not something that we will ever eliminate. But our ability to adapt and our ability to restore ourselves through these events that impact our lives is pretty amazing and phenomenal. I am a huge advocate for movement & restoration in helping us as we walk along this path for ourselves and for those we work with"

- Kirsten Wilkinson, Legacy Motion Founder

Investment

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)

TIER 1: $6140 

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

TIER 2: $5220

For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources.

TIER 3: $4300 

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

Expression Of Interest

If you would like to enrol on this training, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form via the button below. 

300H Scholarship

Scholarships

Application deadline: June 17th, 2024

We have scholarships available for:

1) People from non-western / low-economy countries and financially marginalized communities, who otherwise would be unable to access a training such as this.

2) People experiencing serious personal / financial hardship. 

Before applying, please download and read the Scholarship Information PDF via the button below: 'Learn More'.

Sponsorships Support

If you work within an organization, business, or space that may be open to sponsoring your place on this course, please consider this option which would enable someone else to take on the scholarship position.

For example, if you work for a business (i.e. yoga studio, healing center, corporate or IT firm, institution, or within a state or country capacity) or with organizations that support mental health, care-giving, wellness, humanitarian, education or any space of service, your business or organization may be willing to pay for your training. 

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“With participants from all over the world, Amanda, Kaye, and other amazing guest facilitators guided us on a journey of personal and professional development that supported us to develop our skills, expand our knowledge on trauma, and build an ethical professional framework for systemic change. I am grateful for all of the difficult but necessary discussions, for the personal growth, and all the efforts everyone put in this training. I feel now much more grounded in my skills to provide trauma-informed support and able to bring my contribution for a better world."

  • Is food and accommodation included?
    Food and accommodation is not included for this training. Each individual is responsible for providing their own food and accommodation for this training to allow you to find options that best suit your needs, and to keep the cost of this training as low and accessible as possible. We will provide tea, coffee and light refreshments throughout the training. There are many hostel and air bnb options available in Dunedin accessible to the studio via walking, driving or public transport options.
  • I need extra learning support
    We aim to make this training accessible to everyone. Whilst the training will offer a mixture of practical experience and theory, If you have learning difficulties or needs please speak to the team before the training to see how we can best support you throughout.
  • What is the SomaPsych cancellation/ refund policy?
    For all cancellation/ refund information, please visit the SomaPsych Financial Policies document for this training. You can view this document here.
  • How do payment plans work?
    We aim to make this training accessible by offering payment plans. Pleas email info@somapsych.org to arrange your payment plan. Payment plans are a binding contract between the participant and SomaPsych.
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