Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care
Hosted by The Breathe Network
The Breathe Network’s online course, “Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care,” will offer you a unique combination of education and training co-facilitated by over a dozen of professionals working in the realms of sexual trauma, anti-sexual violence advocacy, holistic healing and resilience building.
Healing Sexual Trauma is a comprehensive course that is intended to encompass a wide breadth of information that we believe is vital when it comes to being a resource of safety, support and referrals for sexual trauma survivors. It is geared towards healing arts and health and wellness providers of all disciplines including, among others: acupuncturists, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, therapists, personal trainers, social workers, nurse practitioners, medical doctors and more.
The course will run for 8-weeks beginning on April 1st, and includes: weekly emails with an array of video interviews, totaling nearly 20 hours, along with supplemental reading content.
Participants will have extended access to all course content. This allows you to move through the course at a pace that feels right to you. There is no rush and you are invited to take your time absorbing and reviewing the materials.
Course Curriculum Includes
- Week 1 – Individual and Collective Trauma, Navigating Adversity and Cultivating Resilience
- Week 2 – Partnering with the Individual Nervous System and Mapping the Collective Nervous System
- Week 3 – The Imprints of Sexual Trauma Part 1: Survivor-Lead Insights on Abuse, Advocacy, Activism and Seeding Social Change
- Week 4 – The Imprints of Sexual Trauma Part 2: Recognizing Wounds and Finding Resources within the Body, Mind and Spirit
- Week 5 – Primary Elements within Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Practice
- Week 6 – Practical Applications of TIC: Practice Focus on Acupuncture, Yoga, Chiropractic and Bodywork
- Week 7 – Practical Applications of TIC: Practice Focus on Psychotherapy, Birth, Movement-Based Healing
- Week 8 – Transformative Perspectives on Healing, Justice and Self-Care
Molly Boeder Harris, Kate Busby, Jane Clapp, Randy Ellison, Margaret Howard, Maira Holzmann, Tada Hozumi, Ryan Maher, Nicole Marcia, Jamie Marich, Santa Molina Marshall, Robyn Mourning, michael munson, Nkem Ndefo, Klarissa Oh, Jessica Schaffer, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Lawrence Stern, Greg Wieting and Zabie Yamasaki
Please note, as all of the material is recorded, you are able to take the course at your own pace and make it work for your schedule. The course officially starts on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, and concludes on Wednesday, May 20th, however, it is up to you when you begin to review the content and the rhythm at which you move through it.
*Equity Pricing/Sliding-Scale Rates are available for this course upon request. We will prioritize access for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA, Disabled and Low Income practitioners. Please contact Molly at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Embodied Healing – Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors
An Online Course with The Breathe Network
Deepen your healing journey through the practices of trauma-informed yoga and meditation with The Breathe Network‘s online course for sexual trauma survivors.
Embodied Healing – Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors of Sexual Assault is an online course co-taught by a team of 16 instructors who are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga and meditation. We have designed this course to be an accessible and empowering way for survivors to embark upon or simply deepen healing practices that are sustainable and holistic.
You’ll not only learn about trauma-informed yoga and meditation from a variety of lenses and instructors, but you will also be introduced to cutting-edge insights on stress and resilience physiology, managing triggers and flashbacks, self-care and more.
We know that beginning to work with somatic/body-based practices like yoga and meditation can feel vulnerable, therefore this course allows you to participate from the comfort of your own home, and also, to move through it at your own pace. You can follow along with us each week, or you can take your time to digest and integrate the materials over a period of months. Our intention was to create a course that can support you in nurturing the nonlinear journey of sexual assault recovery by inviting both your body and mind to that process as intimate allies.
What’s included in this online course:
- Accessible teachings on nervous system functioning, integrating body-mind practices for healing, an understanding of trauma-informed yoga and meditation, navigating triggers and flashbacks, sustainable self-care and 6 experiential yoga and meditation practices to support a home practice
- Over a dozen video interviews with experts on the topics of trauma, stress and resilience physiology, holistic healing, yoga and meditation
- Supporting reading materials selected by our teaching team to enhance the video learning
Our course, is a combination of; psycho-education on how sexual violence and trauma impact the brain, nervous system, and functioning of body and mind, an in-depth look at how yoga and meditation practices can uniquely support an integrated and sustainable approach to healing the wounds of sexual trauma, and importantly, includes lead yoga and meditation practices that will give you a home practice to engage with at any time.
Melissa Appleton Berry, Kate Busby, Jane Clapp, Hiroko Demichelis, Lisa Erickson, Mark Gerow, Peter Gold, Laura Khoudari, Ryan Maher, Nkem Ndefo, Jennifer Patterson, Jessica Schaffer, Manisha Tare, Lara Veon, Greg Wieting and Zabie Yamasaki
Each week you will receive an email including the course videos for the week, supplemental reading, and/or videos associated with the course content.
You will receive 3 yoga practices in varying lengths (10 min, 20 min, 45 min) and you will receive 3 guided meditation practices in varying lengths (5 min, 15 min, 30 min). These will be a combination of either audio or audio and video.
Week 1 – How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 1
Week 2 – How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 2
Week 3- The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 1
Week 4 – The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 2
Week 5 – What Trauma-Informed Yoga Involves and How It Increase Resilience After Trauma
Week 6 – What Trauma-Informed Meditation Involves and How It Can Increase Resilience After Trauma
Week 7 – Compassionate Collaboration with Your Body: Resourcing Before, During and After Triggers and Flashbacks
Week 8 – Self-Care: Nourishing the Nonlinear Process of Healing
Course Launch – You will receive your first email of course content on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Course Fees and Registration-
The course fee is $395
Equity Pricing/Sliding-Scale Rates are available for this course upon request. We will prioritize access for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA, Disabled and Low Income survivors.
Please contact Molly at: email@example.com with your request.
Registration is now open!
Participating in this course may stir strong or uncomfortable emotional or physical responses. The objective of this online course is educational and explicitly not psychotherapeutic in nature. It is not designed to be a substitute for therapy or any other form of professional consultation. If you have been treated for, or believe you may have suffered from a psychological injury, you may want to consider if you are in a position to participate in the course at this time, and/or consider enlisting the ongoing support of a professional who can be a resource to you during and after the course.