Mental Health and Trauma Sensitive Training

Online
Nov / 7-14-21 / 2021
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About

Are you looking to expand your scope of mental health in the wellness world, but unsure where to begin? Titles such as “mental health informed “and “trauma informed” are beginning to gain traction in the wellness industry, but where does one start if they are not a medical professional?

Blu Matter Project Mental Health & Trauma Informed Training is a 15 hour online training program that provides individuals with mental health education, understanding, and empathy to create and empower change both individually and communally. We will explore tools for emotional, physiologically, personal & communal growth. As well as learn practical methodology in application to self & wellness studio studio settings.

Through a combination of theory and practice we will discover an understanding of mood disorders, stigma and shame, addictions, traumas & fear responses on an individual level.

Through an Anti-opressive and Anti-racist lens, we will gain deeper connection to our minds and bodies & explore body-centered healing work to support both personal and professional growth.

A large number of your wellness clients may have experienced past traumas or are living with mood disorders. Understanding the basics of mental illnesses & working from a trauma informed lens will help create welcoming spaces that are more inclusive of those who need extra support.

Our online training includes a variety of learning modalities including lecture, asana practice, breathwork, mindfulness and journaling exercises. Course content is live, interactive, reflective and participant focused.

Facilitators

AARON MOORE

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Studying Anxiety, Depression & Addiction
  • Understanding Shame and Stigma around Mental Health
  • The Difference Between Stress and Traumatic Stress
  • QPR: Suicide Prevention Training

Aaron Moore is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the co-founder of Solace Counseling. Originally from the gulf coast, Aaron graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and completed Master’s degrees in Counseling and Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. He works with adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of struggles, addictions, marriage and relationships, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and others.

In addition to counseling, Aaron is a speaker and adviser for both Blu Matter Project and To Write Love On Her Arms, , speaking often at universities, churches, and to other professionals about addiction, brokenness, and healing. He is also the facilitator of the TWLOHA Move Conference. Aaron serves as a board member for the Orlando organization Downtown Credo, as well as The Now Matters More Foundation, which is dedicated to providing help for those struggling with addiction.

CARLA BEHARRY

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Anti Racist Wellness Culture, Biases & Power Dynamics
  • Nervous System Regulation in Racial Trauma

Carla Beharry is an antiracism, anti-oppression and health equity consultant, writer, speaker, and a mental health advocate. She specialies in guiding wellness professionals, educators, non-profits and healthcare agencies to move beyond cognitive learning to integrate actionable antiracism and restorative education + healing practices into their spaces.Carla is the founder of WOKE WO/MEN’S Movement Stories of Resilience + Challenge in WOKE WO/MEN Speaking Events. She built this platform for racialized and marginalized individuals to have a space to share personal stories of overcoming adversity. The stories of marginalized individuals often go unheard, and the mental health impacts of this isolation can have extreme impacts on Black, Brown & Indigenous People of Colour who live carrying the weight of trauma and anxiety.

Carla is a strong advocate of cultural and racial justice, and my events, classes, workshops, retreats, and mentorship opportunities prioritize inclusivity for BIPOC folks by seeing the world through an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens. As a bi-cultural, multi-ethnic, cis-gendered, able-bodied Woman, she works alongside individuals, families and couples as a life coach. In 2020, she was awarded the Diamond Award for the best life coach in Waterloo Region, and specializes in guiding individuals to navigate intercultural relationships and racial trauma.

ELAINE CLARK

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Understanding the Important Link between Nutrition & Mental Health

Elaine Clark is a Toronto-based embodied resilience educator & nutritionist. With over 6000 hours experience in directing teacher trainings, trauma-informed yoga classes, workshops, retreats and private/public sessions, she has assisted women of all ages and ability levels to achieve self-compassion, self-regulation and energy management. Elaine holds an honours degree in Health Sciences, is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500 advanced yoga educator, and is a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga provider. The results of working with Elaine have been described as “a newfound capacity for self-inquiry,” an “evolution into healthy embodiment,” and “an empowered maturation”.

Drawing on extensive study in nutrition to inform a holistic approach in her teachings, Elaine offers wisdom and resources for the work of freeing your best self.

ELIZABETH VECCHIO

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Teaching and Participating in Trauma Informed Yoga Group Lessons
  • Learning to Create Safer Spaces in the Wellness World
  • Appropriate and Inappropriate Aims in Mindful, Trauma-Informed Yoga

Elizabeth Vecchio became a Yoga Instructor in 2010 after completing a BFA. Hons in Movement. From the start of her training she had been drawn to creating consciousness to movement and breath through Classic, Hatha & Flow classes.

In 2014 she attended her first Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and began working with BluMatter Project as an in studio yoga advisor. Since then, she has Studied with David Emerson of TCTSY and has enrolled in over 100 hours of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainings.

In working with BluMatter project for the past five years, she has developed relationships with over 200 participants who directly suffer from identified mental health illnesses.As a yoga and wellness educator, Elizabeth has carved out her path leading from a Trauma Informed lens to those who suffer from anxiety, self doubt, and ruminating thoughts. She ensures her students remain safe while giving space for them to explore the deeper side of movement; finding the subtleties, teaching them to listen to their own bodies, to reflect inward, what can they sense while they are there; and how does that make them feel? Her aim is to help participants learn self harmony and self regulation which is an incredible gift to be able to give.

JANEY BROWN

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Your Brain and Body Experiencing Fear
  • Regulating Breath Practices
  • Resiliency & Coping Methods

Janey Brown is a performance veteran, international speaker, trauma-informed coach and the founder of Fearce Academy. Over the last two decades, Brown has performed in front of thousands of people, written songs with Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum producers, and has coached a variety of artists. She has also impacted people of all ages across North America with her wellness education and motivational keynotes, and has years of experience teaching movement, mindfulness and mental resilience to corporate executives as well as athletes in the NHL, Olympics, NASCAR and MLS.

Deeply concerned with the rising global suicide rates, Brown now deploys her coaching mostly in the field of “mental fitness,” otherwise known as mindset. Since 2014, she’s been involved with the nonprofit “Blu Matter Project” and co-leads their “Mental Health and Trauma Sensitive Training”, which includes suicide prevention education. It’s no secret to the public that for most of her life Brown has struggled with mental illness herself due to untreated complex PTSD. Though, what was once her fear is now the fuel that operates “Fearce Academy,” a wellness company Brown built to help people improve emotional intelligence and achieve optimal mindset in their personal lives, so they can “radiate confidence in front of any audience.”

When Brown isn’t coaching or performing, she’s devoted to furthering her University studies in the field of psychology and trauma to better serve her community and the world.

Pricing

  • Please note that your check out information is considered as your participation registration information.
  • Blu Matter Project will send you an electronic Certificate of Completion at the end of the program. Please be sure to submit your registration and sales information with your full name as you wish it to be listed on your certificate.
  • A Purchase receipt will be sent to you after this check out page by Stripe Payment Processing.
  • All emails pertaining to the training; including guidelines, resources and more will be sent to the email address provided during checkout.

Policies

A Full payment of $375 CAN will secure your spot in this online training. Tuition payment is non-refundable however is subject to transfer to an alternatively interested participant. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you wish to transfer your purchase, you may contact events@blumatterproject.com with a forward of your receipt, as well as the contact information of the participant you are transferring to.

Scholarships

Blu Matter Project is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in wellness spaces. We aim to recognize individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and/or other marginalized LGTBQ2S persons who are passionate about pursuing continuing education in the wellness industry.

Blu Matter Program Scholarships are dedicated to eliminating some of the disparities that have prevented historically diverse social groups from gaining access to opportunities such as a Mental Health & Trauma Informed Certification.We appreciate all interest and application submissions.

Applications will be reviewed upon submission by our facilitation team.

Applications deadline: October 25th, 2021
Recipients will be announced October 31st, 2021

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FAQ

I am not a registered/certified yoga teacher or wellness professional. Can I take this training?
Yes! You do not need to be a yoga teacher or yoga therapist to attend. You are welcome to take this training for personal healing and development.
Will I get a Certificate & CEC’s for completing this training?
Yes! All Participants will receive a digital training certificate upon completion. Blu Matter Mental Health and Trauma Informed Training counts towards 15 contact hours. Blu Matter will provide a post-training link in order to apply credits with Yoga Alliance should you be registered.
Will I receive a digital copy of this course?
No. In-line with the current educational industry standards under COVID-19, this training is being offered in an online format over zoom. Please note that this course will not be recorded for playback and live attendance is mandatory.

The attendance dates and hours are as follows
Sunday November 7th, 2021 9am - 3pm EST
Sunday November 14st, 2021 9am - 3pm EST
Sunday November 21st, 2021 9am - 3pm EST
How much does the course cost?
Please see the pricing section above.
How do I register?
Registration is attached to the pricing section above. After registering and making payment for this training you will receive a confirmation email & receipt. Blu Matter Project will send any additional emails related to the course closer to the program dates.
Are refunds available?
No. Tuition payment is non-refundable however is subject to transfer to an alternatively interested participant. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you wish to transfer your purchase, you may contact events@blumatterproject.com with a forward of your receipt, as well as the contact information of the participant you are transferring to.
I can’t afford the training. Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! See the scholarships section above
How will I receive my certificate?
We will send you an electronic Certificate of Completion after you complete the course. Please be sure to submit your purchase application with your full name as you wish it to be listed on your certificate.
Will I receive any course materials?
Yes, you will receive digital downloads of pertinent facilitator slides for personal copy. Please note that dissemination, distribution, or copying of any training communication and facilitation is strictly prohibited.
How can I continue with Blu Matter after the training is complete?
Blu Matter Project is pleased to offer you access to all upcoming trainings at a 15% discount as Alumni. We are in the process of offering advanced programs with dates soon to be announced.

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WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS TRAINING?

  • YOGA TEACHERS
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS FACILITATORS
  • BODY WORKERS
  • COACHES
  • OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
  • YOGA TEACHERS
  • INDIVIDUALS WANTING TO DEEPEN THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT THEIR OWN TRAUMA HEALING

Blu Matter Project Mental Health & Trauma Informed Training is a 15 hour online training program with an invaluable curriculum. While the program provides all attending with tools and knowledge for individual and community change.

Blu Matter Project believes that an experienced and well informed Yoga Instructor (or other wellness professional) can provide incredible benefit in conjunction with the standard healthcare network.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM
  • Studying Anxiety, Depression & Addiction
  • Understanding Shame and Stigma around Mental Health
  • Your Brain and Body Experiencing Fear
  • The Difference Between Stress and Traumatic Stress
  • Perfectionism vs. Authenticity
  • Regulating Breath Practices
  • Resiliency & Coping Methods
  • Teaching and Participating in Trauma Informed Yoga Group Lessons
  • Self-Reflection. Sensing, Knowing & Trusting your Body
  • Learning to Create Safer Spaces in the Wellness World
  • Appropriate and Inappropriate Aims in Mindful, Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Anti Racist Wellness Culture, Biases & Power Dynamics
  • Understanding the Important Link between Nutrition & Mental Health
  • Nervous System Regulation in Racial Trauma
  • QPR: Suicide Prevention Training

PROGRAM DATES AND STRUCTURE

This live online training is spaced over 3 full Sundays in order to give time between sessions to digest and integrate information.

Please note that this course will not be recorded for playback and live attendance is mandatory. There will be a 1 hour lunch break daily between 12-1pm EST.

In-line with the current educational industry standards under COVID-19, this training is being offered in an online format over zoom. Participants will require a free account and we encourage everyone to use their first names along with their pronouns in brackets while in attendance.

All Participants will receive a digital training certificate upon completion.

Blu Matter Mental Health and Trauma Informed Training counts towards 15 contact hours. Blu Matter will provide a post-training link in order to apply credits with Yoga Alliance should you be registered.

Sunday
November 7th, 2021
9am - 3pm EST
Sunday
November 14th, 2021
9am - 3pm EST
Sunday
November 21th, 2021
9am - 3pm EST

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