Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators

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June 3rd | June 4th, June 5th | 2022
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Have you completed 15 hours with Blu Matter Project Mental Health & Trauma Informed Training and are looking for the next step as a Yoga Instructor? Or perhaps you already have study or work experience in the mental health field?

Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators is a 20 hour foundational training for any facilitator who is interested in integrating movement practices from a trauma sensitive lens into their offerings. Facilitators who have experienced the benefits of this modality include mental health professionals & medical practitioners, as well as yoga/movement instructors, classroom teachers, coaches and bodyworkers with previous mental health certifications.

While this training is a pre-requisite for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification Program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, it can stand on its own as a general framework to apply within diverse contexts (medical, humanitarian, school, daily life, etc.) by applying the therapeutic themes and treatment goals.

Training participants will access tools for understanding the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system and how this practice could facilitate peace building from within, through mending bodies and nervous systems - learn to foster this anti-oppressive approach to healing through the application of a trauma-sensitive lens. Developing an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology, participants foster skills to facilitate a movement and breath practice that could support healing from long term trauma.

This anti-oppressive approach to healing supports recovery from individual and collective long-term trauma through movement, present moment experiences, and choice. TCTSY was developed by David Emerson at the The Center for Trauma and Embodiment as an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or PTSD.

This training provides an understanding of how systemic oppression and interpersonal trauma perpetuate harm, impacting one's brain, body and relationships. Participants will experience how TCTSY facilitates peace building from within, learning and developing their capacity to integrate a trauma-informed lens into diverse contexts through understanding the role power and oppression play within complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology.

TCTSY is an evidence-based adjunct treatment for Complex-PTSD, Complex Trauma and Developmental Trauma grounded in the western medical model with robust research demonstrating successful outcomes. This is the only yoga-based technique endorsed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) in the United States. It was developed in collaboration with the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts starting in 2003 and is the foundational program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment with the Justice Resource Institute.

This training is the pre-requisite required to apply for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification Program with the Trauma Center. In addition, it is also eligible for CEU's with Yoga Alliance (YA), Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA), and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a movement and breath-based practice that is informed by understandings of complex trauma, attachment theory, and neuroscience. It can be used with people of all ages, and is accessible to everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, body type, or physical ability. Although the workshop emphasizes skill development and is facilitated in a respectful and professional manner, it can be emotionally, physically, and intellectually demanding. We recommend creating a self-care plan for the weekend, as there is the possibility of being triggered by course or discussion content.

Facilitators

Nicola Mosley

Facilitating Lectures:

  • Understanding Stress, Chronic Stress & Trauma
  • Theroretical Underpinnings of TCTSY Trauma Theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Attachment Theory
  • Neuroscience of Trauma
  • TCTSY Methodology: Domains of a TCTSY practice
  • Therapeutic Themes of TCTSY
  • Trauma Sensitive Breath
  • Research Studies
  • Teaching Practice and Group Discussion

Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F, Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (CFTE) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Candidate.

Nicola is passionate about integrating body, mind, and spirit. She is a registered social worker who employs an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens; she is also a therapeutic wilderness facilitator and movement practitioner. As a yoga practitioner, she integrated yoga with her Masters in Social Work. Her practicum led to studying Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) in Boston at the Trauma Center. Learning with David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services and co-author of the book 'Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga' inspired her to continue developing her understanding to support teaching this technique. She become a certified TCTSY Facilitator after the 300hr certification in 2014 and currently works as a Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Justice Resource Institute, as a Mentor for the Certification Program and a Trainer offering trainings throughout North America and Southern Africa.

Nicola blends all of these skill-sets in her classes, trainings, and retreats. Integrating the evidence-based modality of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, and land-based experiences, Nicola specializes in a collaborative approach to healing from social, systemic, and ecological trauma. Working with the body alongside the mind, Nicola engages people in a gentle and intentional process of self-discovery to support access to empowerment and the development of agency.

Pricing

  • Please be reminded before purchasing that in order to attend this training, you must be registered (or have completed) Blu Matter Projects Mental Health & Trauma Informed Training. Exemptions apply to those with relevant study or work experience in the mental health sector. Please state your occupation, relevant experience or Blu Matter Project Training competition year in your application form.
  • 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.
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  • 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 $475 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 the Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators Program. We appreciate all interest and application submissions.

Applications will be reviewed upon submission by our facilitation team.

Applications deadline: May 21st, 2022
Recipients will be announced latest May 28th, 2022

Testimonials

FAQ

I am not a mental health professional, can I take this training?
Yes. In order to take this training as a non-mental health professional you must have completed (or be registered to complete) the Blu Matter Project Mental Health & Trauma Informed Training. You may otherwise register if you have relevant experience or other mental health training or study such as a certificate, diploma or degree.
I am not a certified Yoga Instructor, can I participate?
Yes! All body abilities, shapes, expressions welcomed. Participants do not need to be yoga teachers to benefit from the training, although a well-developed personal movement practice can be very helpful. This learning experience will support all participants to integrate a trauma sensitive lens and TCTSY into their professional facilitation context. This is an accessible movement practice with lots of choice available. You do not need to have a background in yoga, although some experience with a movement practice can be supportive.
Will I receive a Certificate upon completing this training?
Yes! All Participants will receive a digital letter of completion post training.
Will I receive a Certificate upon completing this training?Is this course Yoga Alliance Accredited?
Yes! Your certificate of completion counts towards 20 contact hours with Yoga Alliance. Blu Matter will provide a post-training link in order to apply credits with Yoga Alliance should you be registered.
Does this training certify me as a TCTSY-F (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator)?
No. A letter of completion will be provided at the end of the training to professionally support participants, in addition to using it as the prerequisite to apply for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program. Participants can expect to leave the training with a trauma informed lens to integrate into any context using yoga/movement.
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
Friday June 3rd, 2022 5pm - 8pm EST
Saturday June 4th, 2022 9am - 4pm EST
Sunday June 5th, 2022 9am - 4pm 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?

  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Councilors
  • Movement facilitators with Mental Health Training
    (Yoga teachers, Physiotherapists, Coaches etc)

Blu Matter Project in conjunction with TCTSY Foundations is a 20 hour online training program with an invaluable curriculum to assist facilitators in understanding the basis of application for Trauma Sensitive Yoga. The program provides all attending with tools and knowledge for individual and community change.

Training Objectives:

To develop participants trauma informed lens through:

  • Exploring the historical context of trauma being stored in the body
  • Unpacking the principles of trauma, power, oppression, as well as attachment, and neuroscience
  • Fostering capacity to offer invitational and inquiry based language
  • Navigating how to create safer spaces

To provide a foundation for Trauma Sensitive movement practice by:

  • Providing an embodied opportunity to practice in this modality
  • Offering space for opportunities for practice teach
  • Facilitating large and small group discussions around nuances of practice.

Blu Matter Project believes that experienced and well informed Trauma Sensitive Facilitators of all modalities can provide incredible benefit in conjunction with the standard healthcare network.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM
  • Understanding Stress, Chronic Stress & Trauma
  • Theoretical Underpinnings of TCTSY Trauma Theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Attachment Theory
  • Neuroscience of Trauma
  • TCTSY Methodology: Domains of a TCTSY practice
  • Therapeutic Themes of TCTSY
  • Trauma Sensitive Breath
  • Research Studies
  • Teaching Practice and Group Discussion

PROGRAM DATES AND STRUCTURE

This live online training is spaced over one full weekend Friday through Sunday.

This interactive training will engage you in learning content through live lectures, videos, opportunities for collective movement practices, large group conversations, in addition to small break out pods to foster connection with peers. To sustain the integrity of our group learning journey while maintaining a space for all to participate, your presence and experience is valued.

Please note that this course will not be recorded for playback and live attendance is mandatory. There will be a 1 hour lunch break on the Saturday and Sunday Sessions between 12-1pm EST. This is a 20 hour workshop with 15 contact hours. The additional hours are accumulated through recommended pre-course reading and homework assignments.

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 letter of completion post training.

Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundations for Facilitators Training counts towards 20 contact hours with Yoga Alliance. Blu Matter will provide a post-training link in order to apply credits with Yoga Alliance should you be registered.

Friday
June 3rd, 2022
5pm - 8pm EST
Saturday
June 4th, 2022
9am - 4pm EST
Sunday
June 5th, 2022
9am - 4pm EST

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