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Standard Workshops

Level 1

// Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice

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 three hour session you can expect to:

  • // Explore how a trauma-informed approach has roots in Indigenous practices of resistance and resilience;
  • // Connect with your own practices, from your own traditions, in order to do trauma-informed work from a centered place;
  • // Learn how trauma, including trauma resulting from structural violence, impacts the nervous system;
  • // Generate your own "map" of embodied practices that help you find an internal place of connection, safety and dignity;
  • // Explore questions relevant to your setting and context with your peers and experienced practitioners;

Level 2

// Working with Others: Trauma-Informed Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace

Most of us as leaders and human beings do not want to traumatize other people. Yet there are many normalized workplace interactions that can become re-traumatizing to people by eliminating choice, creating safety for some (but not for others), and making access to information opaque. In this three hour experiential session we will help you recognize how trauma shows up interpersonally, and apply key principles that allow you to respond in ways that resist re-traumatization. Join us making trauma-informed approaches the new normal standard of care in your setting.

You can expect to:

  • // Learn the paradigm shifting question to ask in a trauma-informed approach;
  • // Recognize signs of trauma responses in interpersonal interactions;
  • // Discover 6 principles of trauma-informed practice that actively resist interpersonal re-traumatization;
  • // Apply these principles to relevant and challenging interpersonal dynamics you face in your setting;
  • // Map personal anchor points to help you avoid escalating a situation where there are trauma responses;

Level 3

// Working with Systems:
Trauma-Informed Organizational Change

Interrupting the normalized processes by which our organizational systems generate trauma in communities and individuals begins here. Becoming a trauma-informed organization is a change process that requires intention, ongoing commitment, and increasing levels of awareness.
This three hour experiential training for senior leaders and those responsible for governance will help you map the multiple levels of change required in your organization according to 6 principles of trauma-informed practice.

You can expect to:

  • // Explore how a trauma-informed approach has roots in Indigenous practices of resistance and resilience;
  • // Identify the organizational domains involved in creating a trauma-informed organization;
  • // Begin to assess what it looks like when the 6 principles of trauma-informed practice are present or absent in these domains in your organization;
  • // Leave with concrete ideas for immediate next steps;
Custom Workshops

Does your professional staff or board require training in trauma-informed dispute resolution? Karen Snowshoe creates custom workshops to review and improve your responses to difficult disclosures, to help you uncover the root causes of conflict, and to develop your proficiency in restoring relationships. Karen’s experience spans private and public sectors, including legal, technical, financial, health care, education, and governance.

Some examples of custom workshops by Ms. Snowshoe have included:

  • // Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice & Application;
  • // Trauma-informed Advocacy;
  • // Trauma-informed Practice & Indigenous Reconciliation;
  • // Introduction to Trauma-informed Dispute Resolution;
  • // Creating Trauma Informed Dispute Resolution Processes;
  • // Dispute Resolution in the Indigenous Context;
  • // Creating Trauma-Informed Space for Vulnerable Clients & Witnesses;

These sessions typically include support and co-facilitation from a Registered Clinical Counselor who works from a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens.

Workshops are available in-person or by video conference.

Consulting

We are excited to begin our journey together, to make things easy we have outlined our simple 4-step process for you below.

Connect

STEP 1

Interested in working with us? We would love to get to know you. Connect and tell us what are you looking for. This let’s us start the process of putting a plan in the place for our time togather.

Consult

STEP 2

We match you with one of our team members and schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs. This allows us to get a better understanding of your organization and goals.

Collaborate

STEP 3

We put together a plan and make recommendations. Of course, this is a collaborative process. We work alongside you to create the most meaningful and impactful strategies for you, your team, and your organization.

Confirm & Continue

STEP 4

We discuss timelessly and finalize details. Once you confirm your approval of a quote or proposal we continue on our journey together.

Speaking

Touch, move and inspire

Karen Snowshoe is an accomplished public speaker who delivers educational and motivational talks in corporate, charitable, non-profit, and public sector organizations. Karen's heartfelt message opens minds and spirits to help leaders understand what needs to be done to recognize each person's dignity and to further reconciliation in Canadian society.