Trauma-Informed Trainings (online & in-person)

*For full list of workshops see:

Additional 2021/2022 training dates coming soon!!

Organization/Corporate and Private Group trauma-informed and resiliency-informed training:

Trish provides both half and full day, online, and in-person organizational Resiliency-informed and Trauma-informed Practice Trainings tailored to your organization’s needs.  These trainings have been updated to include information and specific tools for building resilience during the Covid19 pandemic.  All trauma-informed trainings are strength-based and person-centered.  In addition to professional and public trainings, recent organizational trainings have included: The Vancouver Hospice Society; the First Nations Health Authority (Oral Health Team); the BC Teachers Federation; the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness; London Life Insurance; the Family Support Institute of BC; and several B.C. Schools, for teachers, school counsellors and administrators. 

Extensive testimonials and references can be provided. 

Recent feedback:  “Trish, thank you for your wonderful presentation on Trauma-Informed Care. The feedback received from many of the participants was very positive, with many people saying it was the highlight of the 3 day conference!   We found it highly valuable.”   Provincial Health Authority 

Trauma-Informed Practice Training:  “Healing Trauma”  (full day training) 


  • The neurobiology of trauma
  • The intelligence of trauma and its related defense mechanisms
  • How to prevent re-traumatization and re-triggering
  • Tools and practices to heal trauma
  • Healing emotional reactivity, triggers and trauma-based beliefs
  •  Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion Practices
  • Understanding ‘misattunement’ and practicing the skill of empathic attunement
  • How traumatic memory is stored 
  • Understanding Implicit memory
  • How trauma and emotion is stored in the body and how it is processed and healed  (incl. new research from Dalhousie University Centre for Emotion and Health)
  • List of therapies and modalities that heal trauma and what to look for when choosing trauma healing practitioner
  • Trauma and the nervous system from the Polyvagal Perspective
  • Overview of Polyvagal theory
  • Psychedelic assisted therapy – new research
  • Understanding intergenerational trauma
  • Epigenetics and how trauma affects gene expression
  • Understanding collective trauma
  • Understanding racialized trauma
  • Understanding vicarious, and secondary, trauma 
  • How our relationships can provide a foundation for healing trauma 
  • Understand how to foster Post Traumatic Growth and resilience
  • Understanding and fostering vicarious resilience
  • Spiritual components of trauma healing

Trauma-Informed Training:  The Fundamentals (* this training is for therapists/mental health professionals)

Topics covered: 

  • What is trauma?
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma, and the continuum of Trauma
  • Signs and Symptoms of Trauma
  • Trauma and the Body: and the human “Threat-Response Cycle”
  • Understanding Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics,  and new Research on  Healing Intergenerational Trauma
  • Creating a Safe Space for Trauma Healing
  • Brief Overview of Therapeutic Models that are Congruent with a Trauma-informed Practice and Facilitate the Healing Process
  • Window of Tolerance, and Titration
  • How Emotion and Trauma Memory is Discharged From the Body
  • How to Heal Emotional Triggers and Limiting Beliefs 
  • Helping Clients Build Resilience and the Role of Lifestyle in Healing.

Trauma-Informed to Resiliency-Informed Training –  topics:

  • The Neurobiology, and the continuum, of Trauma, and Traumatic Memories
  • Understanding Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics, and new Research on the Healing of Intergenerational Trauma.
  • An Overview of the Signs and Symptoms of Trauma 
  • The Human ‘Threat-Response Cycle’ – why “ fight, flight, freeze” can be a misnomer. How this threat response is activated during isolation and distancing and how to mitigate/heal the impacts.
  • The Relationship Between Unresolved Trauma, ACE’s and the Impacts of Social and Physical Distancing.
  • The Neurobiology of Physical, Social and Emotional Impacts of Loneliness 
  • How Triggers and Limiting Beliefs Related to Trauma are Formed and Healed
  • Overview of Polyvagal Theory and Neuroception – How our nervous system is impacted by trauma, perceives isolation and distancing, and how to build a felt sense of safety
  • Understanding Collective Trauma
  • How to Use Zoom/other Online Platforms, and Telehealth to Maximize Your Therapeutic Effectiveness in Healing Trauma: research, tools and tips.
  • Updated Overview of Therapeutic Models that are Aligned with Trauma-Informed Practice and Facilitate the Healing Process.
  • An Overview of Several New Somatic and Expressive Arts Methods Recently Developed to Heal Trauma.
  • Understanding the Concepts of Dual Awareness, Window of Tolerance, Therapeutic Window, Attunement, Resourcing and Titration, in Trauma Healing 
  • The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Compassion: Research on Mindful Self-Compassion Practices used to Heal Trauma. Workshop participants will learn, and have an opportunity to practice, specific tools for healing trauma and the impacts of disconnection based on the work and research of Dr. Kristen Neff, Dr. Chris Germer, and Dr. Shauna Shapiro. 
  • Understand How Emotion and Trauma Memory is Discharged from the Body (including a brief overview of new trauma research from Dalhousie University’s Centre for Emotion and Health).
  • Helping Clients Build Resilience: additional tools, practices and strategies that you can use personally & with clients.


Trauma-Informed Practice Training:  “When the Past is Present”: Healing Emotional Triggers, Beliefs and Intergenerational Trauma”

  • The Basics: What triggers us and why?
  • The Neurobiology of emotional triggers and limiting beliefs
  • Understanding why we hold on to beliefs that keep us suffering
  • The biggest misunderstanding about emotional triggers
  • Understanding implicit memory, and its role in the formation of beliefs and triggers
  • Understanding projection, transference, counter-transference and projective identification
  • Gain greater understanding of some specific/unique triggers associated with Cov19 pandemic – and tools for prevention & healing
  • How to work with emotional triggers and dissociation
  • Learn a very clear process to quickly identify the core limiting belief underlying a trigger, and the steps to healing. A live demonstration will be provided.
  • Resourcing and self regulation skills to expand the Window of Tolerance.
  • How triggers can serve as a catalyst for transformation; for personal, familial, cultural, and societal evolution
  • Very clear/easy to understand explanation on how beliefs are transmitted trans-generationally. Research and case studies will be included.
  • Overview of the basic mechanisms of Intergenerational Trauma, including the most recent research on epigenetic transmission. Case studies included
  • Healing Intergenerational Trauma (including new research
  • How to build Resilience, and foster Post Traumatic Growth (incl. information specific to Covid19)



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Trauma-informed Training Upcoming Dates (public workshops):  (Additional 2021/22 training dates coming soon!) 

These workshops are open to professionals working in the health and mental healthcare fields, as well as the general public.      


Below is feedback from recent Trauma-Informed Practice Training Workshops 

May 2, 2021: ” Trish you have such a passion for this work that comes across in your delivery even through a screen. I love how each topic is presented with such clarity. You make the work so accessible and tangible. Thank you!”

May 2, 2021 “Thank you so much!  This was one of the best workshops on trauma that I have ever attended!”

May 2, 2021 This was one of the best counselling workshops I have been too in a long time. I loved that the information was directed at all levels of people working or living with people working through trauma.”

May 2, 2021 “ The workshop is filled with very relevant material that can be used directly in your therapeutic practice. Trish’s delivery style and notes makes the material very accessible and clear. I appreciate her warmth, compassion and passion for this work that puts the participants at ease and generates engaging conversations”

September 2020:   “Trish, thank you for your wonderful presentation on Trauma-Informed Care. The feedback received from many of the participants was very positive, with many people saying it was the highlight of the 3 day conference! We found it highly valuable.”  – Provincial Health Authority (participant/training organizer)

August 2020:  The Family Support Institute of British Columbia had the good fortune to do a custom tailored workshop on Trauma Informed Practice with Trish and Galen for our provincial staff team. The session was profound and impactful. The presenters were gentle, skilled, and imparted deep knowledge, research and practice into all aspects of our time together. They made space for all participants to feel safe, nurtured and left them with a newly acquired set of tools, strategies and knowledge. Our time together was set at a wonderful pace and had great structure to enable the participants to easily ask questions, pause and reflect, and take breaks or connect as they personally needed. FSIBC would highly recommend Trish and Galen to anyone who is looking for a team session on Trauma Informed Practice”.    –   Angela Clancy, Executive Director of the Family Support Institute of British Columbia

Thank you so much for this amazing workshop trauma-informed training workshop! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this workshop, and will highly recommend it to others. Just wish we had more time to learn more. THANK YOU!!!!!–  participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

“Thank you for leading our team through a very dynamic topic, and for creating safety for us to deepen our awareness of the origins of trauma. I especially appreciate the insights shared around how to co-regulate, and what impact that has on connection and relationship.” – participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

The workshop was excellent. Loved how beautifully the two presenters facilitated the workshop. Just wish we had more time to learn more from these amazing presenters!” feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

 “I really appreciated the information that was shared in this workshop. Being born in a generation where trauma and stress were not really talked about this was very helpful to put some events into a better perspective with the intent of being able to help support other families. I also enjoyed the presenters, they were easy to listen to and worked well together. I like to hear practical applications on subject matter, and I also like to understand the science to the degree I am able. I felt like both of these needs were met. Thank you for a great presentation.“ – participant feedback July 7, 2020 workshop 

 The speakers were gentle and kind, warm and safe.” – participant feedback July 7, 2020 workshop.

” This was an amazing day, I only wish we had more time—we could spend weeks on this topic!” –  participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

“Thank you so much for your time and knowledge. This workshop was very much needed (both personally and professionally)” participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

“It was a great day of learning, very important topic and will really help me in the work I do with families” – participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop. 

“There were a ton of great takeaway and I found it to be very helpful especially in the current COVID circumstances. I would love to participate in a “part 2″ if that is available?” – participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop

“I really appreciated the framework of theory that Trish shared near start – it was concise and well presented. Very comprehensive and I’m very grateful for all of the preparation and sharing of resources. There are things that I have already used in counselling sessions this week. Overall, a very positive education experience. Thank you!” – participant feedback from June 20th workshop

Trish and Galen are a fantastic blend of trauma-informed practice, neuroscience, mindfulness and self-compassion. Whether you’re a therapist, teacher, helping professional or anyone on their own personal healing journey, this was a resource-rich workshop that also instilled a sense of hope and healing in undoing aloneness.” – participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.

“Trish’s way of conveying the neuroscience was very well articulated and understandable (especially for myself who has “academic burn-out” and finds scientific language/jargon hard to understand) with the right mix of personal stories and examples…”  – participant feedback from June 20th workshop

” I appreciated the passion, knowledge and patience of you both. You are a wealth of knowledge and experience. That really shone through in the workshop. Also appreciated the time spent after the workshop and the option to drop by for questions after a week. Thank you also for all the amazing resources provided”. – participant feedback from our June 2020 workshop

” I really enjoyed this workshop. I think you both make a great team and it was really nice that you both alternated speaking throughout the day that reflected your expertise in a particular topic. I loved how you started the beginning by setting up expectations and asking each of us what we would like to learn/how we came to the workshop. It was also interesting to hear about other people’s reasons/experiences. I also appreciated how you both created a safe and comfortable environment for everyone to participate as much or as little as they wished. The material was wonderful and I most enjoyed learning about the brain, hearing personal stories about trauma, and trying out the meditation exercises. The vicarious joy exercise at the end was a beautiful way to end the day. I also liked that we were a small group to build safety and trust. It was also nice to have “official” question times as well as the ability to ask questions in the chatbox. You both answered questions thoughtfully and with care. Lastly, thank you for offering to complete the survey after the workshop (people tend to be tired at the end of the day) and I also appreciate you offering a follow-up question time. Thank you for a great workshop.” – participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.

I really appreciated the safe environment the facilitators created that emphasized choice. The content was fascinating and enlightening and I enjoyed the experiential exercises we were guided through” – participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.

“Thank-you so much for creating Level 1, Trish! It was by far the most informative workshop on Trauma that I have attended!” – participant feedback May 15, 2020 workshop


(ENDED) Sunday, March 8, 2020: Trauma Informed Practice Training (Certificate):  When Words Are Not Enough”  

 ** “When Words Are Not Enough” Trauma Training workshop will be running again once in-person workshops are once again taking place. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list. 

Past Trauma Training LEVEL 1 Training Dates:

More dates coming soon…..

Other trauma-informed practice workshops include:

  • Mitigating the Impact of Isolation and Social Distancing during COVID-19.
  • How to Build Resilience, and Foster Post Traumatic Growth 
  • Understanding & Healing Intergenerational Trauma  



Trauma-Informed Practice Training

Level 1 Certificate

 Workshop Details:  This workshop will provide participants with tools, knowledge and some expertise on how to assist clients with trauma and understand how trauma impacts the healing process. Research supports that knowledge of trauma-Informed care is critical to help clients move through barriers to healing. 

Topics covered: 

  • The Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Signs and Symptoms of Trauma
  • Trauma and the Body: and the human “Threat-Response Cycle”
  • Creating a Safe Space for Trauma Healing
  • Brief Overview of Therapeutic Models that are Congruent with a Trauma-informed Practice and Facilitate the Healing Process
  • Window of Tolerance, and Titration
  • How Emotion and Trauma Memory is Discharged From the Body
  • Triggers, and How to Release Limiting Beliefs.
  • Helping Clients Build Resilience and the Role of Lifestyle in Healing.

Below is the participants’ written feedback from this workshop:

  • “Thank-you so much for creating Level 1, Trish! It was by far the most informative workshop on Trauma that I have attended!”
  • “This information is SO important to get out to the therapeutic community! Thank-you!!”
  • “I enjoyed the workshop very much. I used the concepts that I learned the day after, and the positive results were immediate.”
  • Thank-you for everything! It was a wonderful experience!”
  • “I enjoyed the practice and enjoyed the science based approach.”
  • Thank-you for an amazing training!!”
  • “I really appreciated the clinical experience, and that it was research based.”
  • “Thank-you for the workshop; it was very helpful, and very well delivered!”
  • “I really liked the structure of the course. The instructors were very knowledgeable. I learned a lot!”
  • “Thank-you – so glad this resource is available for therapists and being advocated in the therapeutic community.”
  • “Thank-you! This is tremendously important work: uplifting and empowering for all.”
  • “Excellent, Practical, Well Informed workshop!”
  • “I really appreciated the integrative approach of the different interventions.”
  • “Appreciated the experiential exercises, and the real-life demo’s of sessions, and the language to use with clients. I appreciated that the instructors addressed the audience’s questions and wonderings.”
  • “It was a wonderful workshop! Will recommend to others!  Thank-you for sharing your knowledge and experience.”
  • I really appreciated the anecdotal evidence from both of your practices – and the handout! I also appreciate all the tools and strategies that I am walking away with! “
  • “I enjoyed this course immensely!! “
  • “I really enjoyed the in-depth look at trauma.”
  • “Great class!! “
  • “I really appreciated the info about trauma and the brain, EUT and tapping  – thank-you!! “
  • “Great collaboration between the two presenters. I appreciated personal sharing from the presenter, and of their counselling experience with clients.”
  • “Great workshop!! “
  • “The presenters were a perfect balance to one another in their skill sets and styles – a wonderful blend of intellectual and experiential.”
  • “I appreciated the presenters’ connection with the audience.  I enjoyed the examples and presentations! “
  • ” I just want to say I have never met anyone with such an immense grasp of the topic of trauma  – and to be able to boil it down the way you do is nothing short of extraordinary, so feel really blessed to be launching this training with you!!!”- Alyson Quinn, MSW: co-facilitator for Level 1 trauma training.