For trauma-informed practice training workshops dates/locations, please see

Corporate & Private Group training:  both 1/2 day and full day, online or in-person trauma-informed training workshops are available and provided/tailored upon request.

Please contact Trish for more information at

Other online or in-person Trauma-informed Practice Training workshops include: Healing Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue; Preventing Burnout; and “Enhancing Your Psychological PPE”. 

New summer and fall 2021 event dates will be posted soon! 


  • Special Q & A Session with Dr. Mark Haden, UBC School of Population Health and MAPS Canada Executive Director
  • “When the Past Is Present”: Advanced Trauma-Informed Practice Training  (limited to 24 participants)
  • Trauma-Informed to Resiliency-Informed Training (Certificate):  Healing the Impacts of Unresolved Trauma and Building Resilience During Covid 19. (new 2021 dates added below) 

Nov 21, 2021 (advanced training)

September 19, 2021  *** This workshop is now SOLD OUT.  Additional dates will be posted soon.  *New expanded advanced Training: “When the Past is Present” –  Healing Emotional Triggers, Trauma-based Beliefs, & Intergenerational Trauma  

May 2, 2021When the Past is Present”  Healing Emotional Triggers, Trauma-based Beliefs and Intergenerational Trauma”

April 27, 2021When the Past is Present” Healing Emotional Triggers, Trauma-based Beliefs and Intergenerational Trauma SOLD OUT 

April 18, 2021When the Past is Present” Healing Emotional Triggers, Limiting Beliefs and Intergenerational TraumaSOLD OUT

March 7, 2021  When the Past is Present”  Healing Emotional Triggers, Limiting Beliefs, & Intergenerational Trauma

February 28, 2021  From Trauma-Informed to Resiliency-Informed Training

November 29, 2020: From Trauma-Informed to Resiliency-Informed Training

October 25, 2020 From Trauma-Informed to Resiliency-Informed Training: “Undoing Aloneness”:

June 20, 2020: Trauma-Informed Practice Training: “Undoing Aloneness” During Covid 19

August 16, 2020: Trauma Informed Practice Training:  “Undoing Aloneness” During Covid 19

November 17, 2020: Trauma Informed Practice Training: Healing Intergenerational Trauma and Limiting Patterns Using Genograms 

October 21, 2020: Trauma Informed Practice Training: Healing Intergenerational Trauma and Limiting Patterns Using Genograms 

March 8, 2020Trauma Informed Practice Training:  “When Words Are Not Enough

October 27, 2019: Trauma Informed Practice Training: Healing Intergenerational Trauma and Limiting Patterns Using Genograms

August 18, 2019Trauma Informed Practice Training: Using Genograms to Heal Inter-generational Trauma and Limiting Patters: :


August 11 & 12, 2017:  “Role of Emotions in Mind-Body Health:  For Info:

Venue: University of British Columbia – Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Recent/Oct 2021 CBC news interview:

Friday August 11, 2017 – exclusive Vancouver screening of the newly released documentary All the Rage – followed by an audience Q & A with Dr. Angela Cooper, Dr. Heather Fay and Trish Walsh   Venue: Centre for Peace, Vancouver BC

Saturday August 12, 2017 – Professional Certificate Workshop – “Role of Emotions in Mind-Body Health”.   

Venue:  U.B.C. Centre for Brain Health,  2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C.,  V6T 1Z3

Research now demonstrates the intimate connection between adverse childhood experiences, how the brain processes strong emotions, and the effect on the body’s immune, nervous, and hormonal systems.  When emotions automatically trigger the fight/flight/freeze response in the body, persistent physical and emotional symptoms (such as headache, fatigue, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disturbance, anxiety and depression) can result.  Traditional medical investigations are often unable to detect the causes of these symptoms leading to lack of effective treatment and frustration on the part of patient and clinician.

Dr Angela Cooper speak about her work within 2 family practice medicine centres in Halifax Nova Scotia, using short term dynamic psychotherapy to effectively treat the root cause of these ailments.

Saturday Workshop – “Maximizing Therapeutic Effectiveness”:

As a counselor or healthcare worker have you ever felt like you are working too hard with a patient and getting nowhere?

This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals and therapists registered with a licensed body.  *Due to the confidential nature of material delivered in this session, a Professional Confidentiality Waiver must be signed. As part of this session, we will be reviewing videotaped clinical examples of how this therapy works to learn what interventions are most effective.

For more information, and to register, see:



ENDED October 2017, Vancouver B.C.:  SFU Goldcorp Centre: “Research and Application of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness (Certificate)”


ENDED October 2018, Vancouver B.C: Trauma-Informed Practice Training: Intergenerational Transmissions:  “Healing the Unfinished Business Behind Symptoms of the Present”. Genogram and Family Systems Certificate Workshop, (Certificate)  – based on the work of Dr. Murray Bowen and Dr. Monica McGoldrick.

Genograms are a transformational catalyst for healing and evolution.  Research over the last twenty years in particular has provided a tremendous amount of information showing how much of our current suffering in life is transmitted epigenetically through intergenerational experiences. The way we perceive the world and our experiences are filtered through the ‘lessons’ and experiences of the generations that came before us, both at a biological level and psychological/social/emotional level.  Genograms allow us to gain powerful and often transformative new insight and awareness about our family system, particularly the beliefs, ‘rules’  and ways of being that are transmitted through the system.  As such, creating a family genogram can provide a powerful opportunity to heal current struggles and live from a place of pro-activity rather than reactivity.

Much of the current discussion in this area is focusing on the transmission of intergenerational trauma through the system causing struggles including anxiety, illness, difficulty in relationships and many other forms of suffering. Although important, this focus is also limited.  Much of the way that we see the world today is filtered through and as a result of the beliefs and learnings of the generations that came before us, both functional and dysfunctional. With uncovering the ‘story below the story’ of your unique family system, comes freedom, choice, and a powerful opportunity for profound personal evolution, not only for you, but for your family generations to come.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The basics: what is a genogram and how to create a comprehensive genogram on your own.
  • Questions for family members that you can use to build the information
  • What are epigenetics;  how genes are ‘turned on’ and ‘turned off’ through the generations.
  • How limiting beliefs are passed down through the generations
  • The limitations of creating a ‘trauma-gram’ – why a comprehensive genogram may be the better choice.
  • How you can identify and break the repetition of the patterns which are causing difficulty/suffering.
  • How your genogram can be used as a catalyst for healing your family’s history, present, and future.

This workshop is open to all, and no prerequisite training is needed.