30-Hr Trauma-Informed Facilitation Training

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30-Hr Trauma-Informed Facilitation Training


The Mind Body Project has been running mindfulness programs in the US and China since 2015. Recently, we have been asked to help others learn to teach these programs, and we think that’s a great idea. We can’t wait to get a group of like-minded people together to explore science-backed solutions for personal growth and applied practice. Here’s a bit more about our 30-hr Trauma-Informed Facilitator training in Beijing, China. www.themindbodyproject.com

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Who? Lead facilitator, Erin Lee Henshaw of The Mind Body Project, is an international mindfulness teacher who has studied with Mindful Schools, Rishikesh Yog Peeth, LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Zap Chen with Janet Evergreen. Erin has worked for the Mind and Life Institute and taught mindfulness programs for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. She integrates best practices from the fields of facilitation, teaching, yoga, therapy, socio-emotional regulation and embodied/somatic healing to offer into her trainings. Her programs offer science-backed strategies to create safe spaces for participants with diverse backgrounds so that we all may heal and thrive together. This training is ideal for school teachers, therapists, yoga teachers, tour guides and facilitators.

Erin will be assisted by Ric Rodriguez, an experienced growth facilitator with a background in Thai Yoga Massage, natural products and healing.

Where? Beijing. Dengshikou Station Co-Working Space, Line 5

What? 30-hr Trauma-Informed Facilitator Training including:
-Introduction to Trauma and PTSD Theory
-Introduction to Basic Neuroscience of Trauma
-Creation of a therapeutic container for a broad application of group experiences -Practical experience leading trauma-informed tools and exercises
-Practical experience soothing a triggered participant
-Daily Deep Relaxation through Yoga, Breathwork and more

-Daily reflection on personal growth and application of skills

-Daily vegan/gluten free lunch, snacks and tea

Weekend 1 Tools:

  1. Trauma-Informed Language

  2. Therapeutic Container Creation

  3. Resourcing the Room

  4. 5-Senses Meditation

  5. Extended Exhalations and Anchor Points

  6. Yoga Nidra

Weekend 2 Tools:

  1. Body Scans: Progressive Tightening and Relaxing

  2. Tapping and Humming

  3. Language: Noticing Self-Talk and Setting Intentions

  4. Safe Place Visualization

  5. Soothing a Triggered Response

    Sample Day:
    1-hr Morning movement, breathwork and self-reflection practice

    Intro to Science and Practice for Skill 1 followed by Pair Practice Intro to Science and Practice Skill 2 followed by Pair Practice

    Intro and Practice for Skill 3 followed by group demo
    Intro and Practice for Skill 4 followed by group demo or discussion Deep Relaxation

When? 2 Consecutive Weekends in October, 2019 (Beijing) Friday, Oct 18 from 7-9pm
Saturday, Oct 19 from 10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct 20 from 10am-5pm

Saturday, Oct 26 from 10am-6pm
Sunday, Oct 27 from 10am-4pm (Group celebration to follow!)

Shanghai: Nov 1-3, 9-10

Why?D Due to the prevalence of trauma in every day life, it is best practice for all facilitators to develop a basic understanding of trauma care and socio-emotional regulation. As leaders, we are often unaware of the past traumas that participants bring to our programs. For programs with mandatory participation (such as school or work experiences) participants will mental health challenges may be exposed to situations that trigger fear and panic, and can re-traumatize the participant, unless the facilitator is trained to handle trauma and emotion. For example, water programs, intense exercise or self-reflection practices may bring up deep wounds or insecurities.

It's important that we create a safe container so that all participants may feel safe to grow on programs. As a result of trauma-informed facilitation, participants with trauma will heal and grow in the face of challenge, and students without trauma will thrive because of the care these practices provide. This program empowers facilitators to feel calm and comfortable to assist participants if they are pushed beyond their personal limits, and to become comfortable leading basic mindfulness practices as part of their programs.

Upon completion of 30 classroom hours, each participant will leave with the skills and confidence to authentically lead introductory (Level 1) trauma-informed facilitation programs or integrate these teachings with facilitation/leadership practices in their current field.

How? Participants from all backgrounds are welcome to join. In the past we have hosted teachers, facilitators, corporate professionals, parents, etc. In order to apply for the training you must have at least the following:

  1. Two years of personal mindfulness or self-reflective practice

  2. Two years of teaching or leadership experience (alternative or non-traditional is great)

  3. Read the book: The Body Keeps the Score OR Waking the Tiger

  4. *A note on nutrition: while we don’t mandate a certain diet to participate in this program,

    we know that gut health is mental health. We recommend that participants are in control or in the process of learning about their nutrition before attending this program. We do not offer sugar, caffeine or animal products, but support you meeting those needs.

Register: ( erin@themindbodyproject.com) orWeChatErin(ErinLee002)to confirm your pre-requisites and receive your intake form.