TCTSY 20-hour Training Outline

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Intention:

To create a safe and compassionate space to explore the impacts of trauma through learning, connection, and empowerment.

Objectives:

To develop participants’ trauma informed lens through exploration of theoretical principals, and experiential participation and facilitation of trauma-sensitive movement-based practices.

CONTENT:

Theoretical Principles:

  • Understanding Complex Trauma and its Effects on the Body/Nervous System
  • Theoretical Underpinnings: Trauma Theory (including Intersectionality); Attachment Theory; and Neuroscience 
  • TCTSY Methodology:  5 Core Elements and Domains of a TCTSY Class
  • Therapeutic Applications of TCTSY and Clinical Considerations
  • Trauma Sensitive Breath
  • TCTSY Research Studies

Practice & Discussion: 

  • Participants can expect several opportunities to engage in a trauma sensitive yoga practice to support integration and embodiment of this modality.
  • There will also be time for small group practice-teach sessions to foster participants’ capacity to offer invitational, interoceptive, and choice-based language in the context of a trauma-sensitive movement-based practice.  

 

Duration: This is a 20 hour workshop with 16 contact hours. The additional hours are accumulated through recommended pre/post-course reading and homework assignments.

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This workshop can be adapted to support diverse contexts and professional needs.