Course 1


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Course 2

All our relations: Working with
others and trauma informed support

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Course 3


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(Featuring Barbara Findlay, K.C.)

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Indigenous Mediators & Peacekeepers Course

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Level 1

Trauma Informed Practice Through Indigenous Storytelling

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.

This course has no prerequisites.

October 18 @ 1:00-4:00pm (Pacific Time)

November 16 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

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, those exposed to vicarious trauma, teachers, policy makers, First Nation partners, and life-long learners.

Continuing Professional Development credits for this workshop are available with the B.C. Law Society. Please email us if you would like to obtain CPD credits with another regulatory or professional body.

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.

Level 2

All OUr Relations: Working with others & Trauma Informed Support

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 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

All Our Relations: Working with Others & Trauma Informed Support

November 17 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Level 3


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.

There is an option to customize this training. There are four options; Developing trauma-informed resolution practices (good for mediation practices and adjudication processes), Organizations (working with systems), Educators, and Indigenous peacekeepers/mediators.

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.

Level 1 & 2 are a prerequisite for this course.