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 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 practices, from your own traditions, in order to do trauma-informed work from a centered space
// Learn how trauma impacts the body and brain – greater knowledge of this enables us to ground ourselves and respond constructively to those who’ve been triggered
// 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
The session will be held by video-conference (ZOOM).
DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm (Pacific Time)
FEE: $229 (+ GST) per person
Register by November 9 and receive a 10% discount
We encourage participants to schedule some time for reflection, integration of learning and self-care after the workshop.
Who this is for
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.
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.
meet your teachers
Karen Snowshoe is a lawyer, mediator, adjudicator and educator. Since 2009, Ms. Snowshoe has provided Adjudication services (claims of first instance and appeals) and Mediation services across Canada. Her clients have included the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Adjudication Panel, the Workers’ Compensation Tribunal, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, Law Society of British Columbia Tribunal, governments (Provincial, Municipal and Indigenous), post secondary institutions, unions, health authorities, social service agencies and non-profit organizations.Read More
Thoko Moyo [Pronounced: Toh-Coh Moi-Yo] has a masters degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C Association of Clinical Counsellors. The foundation of her practice is centred around Anti Oppresive Practice, Intersectional Feminist Theory, Trauma Informed and Narrative Theory. That means, that as a black, queer, gender fluid, able-bodied person, she practices entirely through a world view that understands the value of empowerment and radical self-love for those of navigating current oppressive societal systems.Read More