Trauma Informed Practice Training Level 2: Healing Trauma Experientially

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Trauma Informed Practice Training Level 2: Healing Trauma Experientially

Trauma Informed Practice for professional practice and/or personal development.

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  • 6 hours
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Workshop Details

The Trauma Informed Practice Institute is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education. If you are interested in receiving CE credits for your participation in this workshop, please be sure to add this option to your registration.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. The link to the room will be sent out 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop builds on the knowledge acquired during Level 1 regarding Trauma Informed Practice (TIP). This experiential workshop focuses primarily on the acquisition and demonstration of skills and techniques that adhere to TIP indicators which assist clients in their healing process.

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply a variety of integrative mind-body techniques in order to engage and release embodied emotions (e.g., tapping, movement, breathing)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to utilize metaphors in sessions to depict client experiences of trauma
  3. Develop and expand metaphors to include traumatic material and track the history of emotions for clients
  4. Describe the importance of using visualizations to assist clients in accessing embodied emotions
  5. Utilize a variety of methods for resourcing clients (i.e., keeping clients within their window of tolerance)

Topics Covered:

  • Role of Mindfulness
  • Tracking the History of Emotions
  • Connecting Emotions to Negative Self-Talk, Core Beliefs, and Patterns of Behavior
  • Metaphor Development in Experiential Unity Model (Quinn, 2012)
  • Role of Tapping and Other Mind-Body Techniques in the Release of Trauma
  • Practice Sessions: How to Process a Client’s Trauma Whilst Keeping Within the Window of Tolerance (e.g., noticing micro movements).
  • Effective Resolutions in Counseling Sessions (i.e., getting to the root of the issue while maintaining client’s Window of Tolerance)
  • Resourcing Clients
  • Role of Visualizations

Intended Audience:

Anyone with an interest in Trauma Informed Practice, both professionally and personally, is invited to attend the training. This program is designed to assist individuals with some expertise in the content area, as well as graduate students in relevant disciplines. Therefore, prior training in the theoretical foundation of TIP is required. We strongly recommend attending the Level 1 training; however, prior academic training on this topic may also be suitable.

Typical Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:30 AM: Registration Opens for 'CE Credit' Attendees
  • 9:45 AM: General Registration Opens
  • 10:00 AM: Workshop Starts
  • 12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch Break (approximate time only)
  • 4:00 PM: Workshop Ends

Continuing Education Credits (Optional):

This workshop is approved for 5.5 CE credits from the Canadian Psychological Association upon successful demonstration of mindfulness, metaphor, and tracking the history of emotions within dyad work.

Important: If you are interested in receiving CE credits for your participation in this workshop, please be sure to add this option to your registration and follow the specified instructions (e.g., early registration). More details will be provided prior to the start of the workshop.

CPA Disclaimer: "The Trauma Informed Practice Institute maintains responsibility for the program."

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Alyson Quinn, MSW, RPC

Alyson has been an adjunct professor at UBC School of Social work for a period of 7 years. Recently she has taught in the Faculty of Education Counselling Psychology in the Fall term of 2020 and in the Summer of 2022. She has been a counsellor for over 30 years specializing in Group therapy, Individual trauma therapy, and Conflict Resolution. She is a clinical counsellor with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Conflict Resolution from Royal Roads University. Alyson has taught a Trauma informed practice approach to students in a Counselling class, a Group work class, in several Integrative Seminars and some courses on Interviewing skills. She is an author of 4 published books and a chapter in Holistic Engagement: Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century. Her textbook, Experiential Unity Theory and Model was first published in 2012 and a second edition published in 2022 Experiential Unity Theory and Model: Treating Trauma in Therapy is aligned with the principles of a Trauma Informed Practice. Alyson has taught her model at both International and Canadian conferences and at a variety of workshops on Trauma informed Practice. She founded and is the Director of the Trauma Informed Practice Institute established in May 2021. Alyson was born in Zimbabwe and trained as a social worker in South Africa. She launched her social work career in London, England and then emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. Her self-help book, Reclaim Your Soul: Your Path to Healing, published in 2014, also builds on trauma informed principles. Her website is

Feedback Received from Past Participants of this Training:

“Thank you, Alyson! You have helped me achieve my goal of growing my practice and becoming a more informed clinician.”

“Appreciated the practicality and concrete skills.”

“I really enjoyed the experiential focus of this workshop. It was extremely helpful to practice in pairs and explore something new. I felt like I was challenged in ways that helped me grow and become more connected with myself.”

“I loved the step-by-step walk through of how to identify and acknowledge trauma, and how to feel it and release it. We had a great amount of practice time.” “Everything about this workshop was excellent.”

“Thank you for the most fantastic workshop I have ever attended!”

“The instructor was very skilled. Overall excellent. Learned a great deal of practical skills. Would love to learn more. Experiential – thank you! Loved it! Thank you, Alyson!”

“A safe place to practice and learn.”

“Appreciated your honesty. That you didn’t sugar coat things. That you adapted the tempo and material to match the energy in the room.”

Cancellation Policy

If you need to change and/or cancel your registration for any reason, please feel free to reach out to us directly at least 48 hours before the event to receive a full refund. If it is less than 48 hours and you are unable to make the event due to unforeseen circumstances we would be happy to offer you a future date of your choosing. Please note, Eventbrite's fee is non-refundable. Cancellation requests made following the event will not receive a refund. Please submit all requests to

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