Trauma Informed Legal Practice and the Intersectionalities of Marginalization and Privilege – November 30


We take a decolonial approach to setting the foundation of this work together, engaging our minds, bodies, emotions and relationships. We focus on learning through experience, and will connect with larger socio-political and historical contexts as well as your own inner world. In this interactive workshop, you can expect to:

  • Explore how a trauma-informed approach has roots in Indigenous practices of resistance and resilience
  • Connect with your own trauma-informed practice, from your own traditions, in order to do trauma-informed work from a centered space
  • Learn how trauma impacts the body and bring – greater knowledge of this enables us to ground ourselves and respond constructively to those who’ve been triggered
  • Generate your own “map” of embodied practice that help you find an internal place of connection, safety and dignity
  • Learn about oppression and trauma through the lens of a survivor
  • Explore the intersectionality of oppression, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and other dimensions of oppression
  • Learn how to be a trauma-informed ally
  • Explore questions relevant to your setting and context with your peers and experienced practitioners

Who this is for

Enrollment is open to anyone who is interested in increasing their learning in trauma-informed practice. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Past participants have included: union representatives, human resource professionals, health care workers, counsellors, lawyers, mediators, tribunal members and staff, university administrators, human rights advocates, workplace investigators, those working front-line in high conflict situations, and those exposed to vicarious trauma, teachers, policymakers, First Nation partners, and life-long learners.


This session will be held by video conference (ZOOM). While this workshop is intended to be interactive, we encourage everyone to participate at a level they feel comfortable with, including having cameras on or off.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time: 1:009m-4:30pm (Pacific Time)
Investment: $229 (+ GST) per person
CPD Credits: 3.5 hours with the B.C. Law Society

We encourage participants to schedule some time for reflection, integration of learning and self-care after the workshop.

Content Advisory

In this session, we will directly explore definitions of trauma and share some examples of personal trauma, including child apprehension, intimate partner violence, and attendance at Indian Residential Schools, including direct and indirect/inter-generational impacts. This information may remind participants of their own experiences and elicit strong emotions. We will provide information for seeking support, and will include regulating and grounding practices within the session to support well-being.  We encourage everyone to participate in the workshop at a level they feel comfortable with, including taking a break, seeking emotional support, and re-joining as needed.

Trauma Informed Practice Through Indigenous Storytelling (November 30 @ 9:00-12:00)
2022-11-30 09:00 AM
180 Minutes