Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Practices

Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Practices

Trauma informed and Trauma Sensitive Practices

“Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us.  But…with help in many cases…we must eventually take over; we are ultimately responsible for helping ourselves.”

Camille PagliaSocial Critic

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to identify key elements of trauma in themselves and others and how to use trauma sensitive practices in their professional and personal lives.

How It Works

Workshop Length: Can be tailored for 2 hours, 4 hours, or Full Day

Workshop Format: In-person or virtual

Affiliations: Developed by Steve Lister – Synapspark Consulting

Costs per Individual: 2 hours – $50, 4 hours – $100, Full Day $150
Costs for Groups:  2 hours – $395, 4 hours – $695, Full Day – $975


  • How a person behaves when they are immersed in learning brain vs. survival brain; survival brain can lead to various stress responses including fight, flight, freeze, dissociation, submit/collapse, please/appease and cry for help
  • The 4 R’s of Trauma:  Realize – Recognize – Respond – Resist
  • Working with yourself and others within the Window of Tolerance
  • Learn when and how to wear Trauma Sensitive Glasses
  • How ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) play a role in adult behaviours and strategies to limit the potential of negative or harmful behaviours
  • Recognizing the range of causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how to support a person who has experienced trauma in the recent or distant past
  • The effects of trauma on individuals, groups and communities

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