Trainings & Education

Welcome to our Trainings and Education page where you can learn about the various educational programs that we can offer. Whether you are interested in training opportunities to enhance your approach to trauma-informed care within your healing arts practice, would like to invite one of our practitioners to speak at your event, or you want to develop holistic healing workshops to support the transformation of the trauma of sexual violence for your community – we can accommodate a range of audiences. Please feel free to inquire for more details, or if there is something specific you seek for yourself or your group, we may be able to customize our offerings to meet your needs. Contact us to explore trainings and events options at: info@thebreathenetwork.org or molly@thebreathenetwork.org

Toolkits

TOOLKIT

Trauma-Informed Care & Yoga

A Guide for Survivors and Healing Professionals

Co-authored by 8 trauma-informed yoga teachers, this 70 page guide is designed for both healing professionals and trauma survivors to explore the profound ways in which yoga can support healing.

Trainings

TRAINING

Holding a Healing Space

A Holistic Training in Supporting Sexual Trauma Survivors

This is our most comprehensive course yet. It will offer you an immersive learning experience co-facilitated by a multidisciplinary team of 35 seasoned professionals working at the intersections of individual, historical, collective and social trauma, sexual trauma recovery, anti-violence advocacy, somatic healing, integrative medicine, and social change.

TRAINING

Embodied Healing

Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors of Sexual Assault

This course is co-taught by a team of 16 instructors, all of whom 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 deepen their healing through sustainable, somatic, and holistic practices.

TRAINING

Healing Sexual Trauma

A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care

This course will offer you a unique combination of education and training co-facilitated by 20 seasoned professionals working in the realms of sexual trauma, anti-sexual violence advocacy, holistic healing and resilience building.

Workshops

WORKSHOP

Infusing Your Healing Practice with a Trauma-Informed Lens

This workshop serves as an introduction to the spectrum of sexual violence, its nuanced impacts on the body, mind and spirit and how to integrate trauma-informed/trauma-inclusive approaches and techniques into the care and services you provide to this population. We will tailor this workshop to the given modality or area of service of that you provide, as well as accommodate central questions, concerns and specific areas you would like to explore based on the unique needs of your organization/group. Ample time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

In addition to demystifying the work of supporting survivors of sexual violence, our team of healing arts practitioners share their insights and offer recommendations and techniques for modifying the delivery of a given modality in order to optimize the healing benefits for the survivors you serve. This workshop will provide your group with the skills, sensitivity and confidence to provide survivor-centered, trauma-informed care to the clients you work with, ultimately creating the necessary physical and emotional safety to promote a survivor’s innate capacity to heal.

The workshop will be specifically designed to meet the unique needs of your practice and can serve a range of fields including yoga instructors, medical professionals, social workers, bodyworkers, psychotherapists, and more.

WORKSHOP

Holistic Survivor Advocacy

This multifaceted workshop explores innovative practices in sexual violence recovery from various lenses, including; a survivor’s testimonial on the value of utilizing holistic healing resources, a panel interview with a team of trauma-informed, healing arts practitioners, and insights as to how to successfully integrate the healing arts within existing advocacy response systems.

WORKSHOP

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence with Yoga

This workshop explores the benefits of integrating the practice of yoga into a survivor’s healing process to holistically address the impact of sexual violence on their mind, body and spirit – and to facilitate deep and sustainable healing. The facilitator shares insights gained as a survivor navigating the ongoing healing journey “on the mat” as well as her experiences teaching yoga for survivors, relates what current trauma research tells us about bringing the body into the foreground of the healing process, and provides participants with a clear understanding of trauma-informed yoga and how it can create optimal conditions for embodiment, safety and healing. Yoga techniques including movement, breathing exercises, and meditation will be introduced within the workshop. Please note: physical participation is optional as participants can visualize the practices and receive similar benefit.

WORKSHOP

Embody to Empower

Building Resilience through Embodied Approaches To Healing

Embody to Empower explores the importance of embodied healing for survivors of sexual violence utilizing holistic healing arts that address the impacts of trauma on the mind, body and soul. Our founder shares insights gained as a sexual assault and rape survivor, her experiences working as a medical/legal advocate, her trauma training as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and her research on the use of alternative healing arts for sexual assault survivors. This unique combination of personal, academic, and professional experience is the catalyst for our mission to connect survivors of sexual violence with trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners.

The workshop covers the impacts of sexual trauma on the mind, body, and soul, examines research from experts in the field of trauma healing and what survivors report about their journey to recover, and how sexual assault survivors are identifying creative and innovative ways to transform the wounds of trauma and also, the world around them. Recognizing that healing is an ongoing, lifelong process for some, healing practices that can sustain survivors long beyond the immediate crisis of trauma are centered in this discussion as well as a discussion around the multiple, intersecting barriers to care.

In order to give participants an experiential understanding of embodied healing the workshop includes opportunities for participants to practice subtle, yet powerful, techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation and mindful movement, followed by time to reflect on those techniques through writing. All movement, breath and meditation techniques are optional and modifications will be offered.

WORKSHOP

Trauma Resilience

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Violence with the Holistic Healing Arts

In this interactive panel discussion, you will learn the nuances of how sexual violence impacts the body, mind and spirit and how specific healing arts modalities can uniquely facilitate personalized and sustainable healing. Healing arts practitioners will share their insights from working with survivors and offer recommendations on how to modify the delivery of their given modality in order to enhance physical and emotional safety for survivors and ultimately, to promote a survivor’s innate capacity to heal. Importantly, time will be allotted for participants to directly ask questions to the panelists that may be specific to their personal experience or professional practice. 

About The Breathe Network

Users of The Breathe Network’s resources assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting the providers included in our network. Please discuss your specific needs with the provider to determine whether they have the skills to assist you in your healing.

The Breathe Network, Inc. is organized as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore the full amount of contributions made to our organization are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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