Course Content

Kim’s 9.5 hours of recorded videos consist of seven sessions that average just over 80 minutes each. Participants will have repeated access via live streaming for 120 days from the date they register. Additionally, there will be a live, online and interactive Q&A for 90 minutes held on June 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time.

Living with trauma is a universal experience. Talking about mental health and emotional pain used to be taboo – but no longer. Thankfully and appropriately, trauma-sensitive practice is becoming an increasingly common topic within forward-thinking organizations world-wide. This is essential if we want the individual people, we serve to be receiving the most effective levels of support needed for them to thrive.

An individual’s experience of their life’s trauma impacts every area of human functioning: physical, mental, behavioural, social, and spiritual. Circumstances such as violence, abuse, neglect, addiction, loss, racism and exclusion are examples of what can dramatically affect a child’s development and it can significantly impede their capacity to function throughout their lifespan. But the understanding of “trauma” is frequently misinterpreted, misunderstood and minimized - leaving people responding repeatedly from wounded places, without awareness. When combined with developmental disability or substance abuse, the challenges for individuals living with trauma are compounded enormously.

As professionals, we are most effective at supporting others when we understand how personal trauma experiences influence overall function and healing processes. Whether we work in the fields of therapy, education, social work, child protection or business, and whether we are counselors, police officers or foster parents, this mental health workshop will help us develop new skills in working mindfully and effectively with other people. The upside is that we’re highly likely to understand ourselves more too.

  • Recordings will be accessible to each participant for 120 days
  • Each participant will be able to join one live online Q&A, and the next one for TSP will be on June 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time
  • The recording of the Q&A will also be accessible for 120 days

    Titles of the Seven Sessions:
    1. The Impact of Trauma on Development
    2. Arousal as a Foundation for Behaviour, Learning and Function
    3. The Stress-Trauma Continuum and Regulation
    4. Attachment
    5. Trauma-Sensitive Practice in Action (Part 1)
    6. Trauma-Sensitive Practice in Action (Part 2)
    7. The Only Person You Can Change is Yourself

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  • Course Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • Gain an appreciation for the deep impact that trauma has on brain development, relational skills, coping strategies and behaviour

    • Identify the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma, and the complexities when coupled with developmental disability

    • Appreciate the value of attunement and “holding space” as a force for regulation, healthy brain rewiring, reflection, self-esteem, and learning

    • Develop practical scripts and skills related to compassionate communication

    • Learn how to support others with trauma in any setting

    • Understand how, as one person supporting another, your awareness and mindfulness can open the door for improved connection with people who live with these challenges, and in doing so, increase the sustainability of your practice

    Financial Support & Group Discounts

    Discounts are available in accordance with Relationship Matters’ group rates, and considering the economies of different countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed. See forms below for details.


      Group discounts are available (not to be combined with scholarships) for groups of 3-5 @ 15% off, groups of 6-19 at 25% off and groups of 20+ @ 40% off.

      TO APPLY FOR THE GROUP DISCOUNT, please submit the application form: Group Discount Application Form


      Some financial support available (upon request) from people in developing countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed.

      TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, please submit the application form: Financial Assistance Application Form