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Our Workshops

Our trainings offer a variety of valuable experiential opportunities to better understand the science of trauma and how to heal through somatic-based therapies like the TRY Method. Offered both virtually and in-person, our trainings are open to all caregivers, humanitarians, first responders, counselors or for one's own self development. The trainings will uniquely prepare you to work with populations in crisis who have experienced trauma.

No yoga experience is required for any of the trainings.

Choose a Workshop for Your Group

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Integrative Psychological First Aid 3-6 Hours

The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with a holistic understanding of stress and trauma, equipping them with practical, science-based tools rooted in TRY’s approach for immediate use in providing psychological first aid. The emphasis on the mind-body connection and resilience frameworks ensures a comprehensive and effective training experience.

This workshop includes: 

  • Overview of the importance of psychological first aid (PFA) and its alignment with TRY’s approach

  • Understand the science of stress and trauma, and how it affects the brain and body

  • Identify common stress responses

  • TRY’s Resilience Framework: introduction to the four pillars (choice, safety, predictability and accessibility)

  • Learn practical tools to manage stress and regulate the nervous system, including breathwork, meditation and self-regulation techniques

  • Practice active listening and empathetic communication

  • What not to do with someone in crisis

  • Real life practicum: how to support someone in crisis

  • Participants select tools for their personalized PFA toolkit

  • Tips for self-care and stress management for PFA providers

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Stress Management 3 Hours

The Stress Management Workshop aims to equip people with practical tools and strategies to effectively manage stress, enhance resilience, and promote well-being amidst daily life stressors and challenging situations. This workshop is customizable for different groups including humanitarians, mental health workers, and beneficiaries or clients (people receiving said services).

This workshop includes:

  • Overview of the importance of stress management

  • Understanding stress: the physiological and psychological aspects of stress

  • Group discussion on common stressors in their environment

  • Fostering resilience in challenging environments

  • Participants will learn and practice guiding other participants in two trauma-informed breathing techniques and one meditation

  • Time management and prioritization

  • Discussion on the importance of self-care

  • Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries (in general, in humanitarian settings, etc.)

  • Participants create stress management plans

  • Tips for integrating stress-reduction techniques into daily routines

  • Self-evaluation of self-care strategies and moving forward mindfully

  • Resources and materials provided for ongoing support

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Self-Care for Healers and Helpers 1.5 - 3 Hours

We're all going through a lot right now, individually and collectively. And when our nervous systems are in crisis mode, taking care of ourselves can feel weird and difficult, if not impossible.

 

We're here to tell you that it's not only possible, but it's vital to your mental health and your ability to take meaningful action.

 

In this webinar, join our staff for a discussion on vicarious trauma, self-care strategies as we’re navigating crisis mode, and how to create a self-care action plan.

 

We'll finish off with a sharing circle, a safe space to share your experience with others, if you wish, and a relaxing chair yoga practice.

This workshop includes: 

  • Deep dive into understanding Vicarious Trauma

  • Discussion on compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout

  • Understanding Self-Care and it’s Importance During Difficult Times

  • Setting Boundaries and Self-Care Strategies

  • Self-Compassion and Self-Kindness

  • Create a Personalized Self-Care Action Plan

  • Self-regulation practice

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Resilience-Building for Children 1.5 - 3 Hours

Our Mindful Movements TRY workshop is designed for individuals and teams working directly with children. You'll leave with an understanding of childhood trauma, the mental and physical effects on a child's body, and how this may look in real life circumstances. You'll leave with a deeper sense of empathy, as well as strategies and tools to implement right away to empower the children you work with.

This workshop includes:

  • Childhood Trauma and Adversity (A.C.E.s)

  • The importance of Resilience

  • Kid-friendly Meditation for Stress Relief and Resilience

  • Breathwork for Trauma and Resilience

  • Self-Care for Compassion Fatigue

  • Practical stress management tools for kids

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Self-Regulation for Resilience (SRR) 3-7 Hours

This workshop is extracted from the TRY Method and offered to first responders and others on the front lines of trauma.  Participants will learn about and practice the SRR sequence, visualization, and mindfulness techniques that are adaptable, accessible and integratable, even in the most hectic of professions. This method is proven to help calm the central nervous system and encourage focus as it fosters response over reaction. 

Graduates will receive a certificate to practice and share the SRR tools.

This workshops includes:

  • Self-regulation techniques; what they are and how to use them

  • Compassion fatigue and self-care as the antidote

  • Breathing techniques and why/how they work for the human body

  • Meditation and the science behind it

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of resilience

  • Experiential training of a 2-minute SRR reset and 15-minute chair sequence

  • The knowledge around the basis of this method in psychology, neuroscience and somatic movement and how it may be utilized during their day for self-care or the support of others

  • Breakout sessions to practice their skills at delivering each module

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Intergenerational Trauma 
1-3 hours

This workshop aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of intergenerational trauma, offering both insights into its effects and practical tools for breaking cycles and fostering resilience.

This workshop includes:

  • An overview of intergenerational trauma and its impact

  • Recognizing signs and patterns in families

  • Understanding epigenetics and its role in passing trauma through generations

  • The power of awareness in breaking intergenerational cycles

  • Mindfulness exercises to cultivate present-moment awareness

  • Resilience as a tool to counteract intergenerational trauma

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Trauma Recovery Yoga Training (ToT) 16-20 Hours

The full 20-hour TRY training offers tools and techniques both on and off the mat to help relieve the body and mind of the effects of trauma. We will explore trauma-informed practices in yoga, meditation, breathing, and more. Upon completing this workshop, graduates will be certified to teach a 30-minute TRY chair sequence and will have the opportunity to join a mentorship program and become certified to teach the full 45-minute mat class.

Scholarships are available to people in "helping" fields.

Topics of Study:

  • ​The Vagus Nerve and Mind-Body Connection

  • Managing Triggers

  • TRY mat sequence

  • TRY chair sequence

  • Mindful Movements (TRY for Youth) sequence

  • Meditation and Mantra for trauma

  • Breathing techniques for trauma

  • Dos and don'ts on what to say and do in class

  • Facilitating a trauma-informed experience

  • Next steps on implementing TRY in your community

  • and much more!

Customize a Workshop for Your Group

Self-Regulation for Resilience

Leave with an understanding of SRR as the foundation of TRY, how it works with neuroplasticity, and be prepared to guide yourself and others through this practice. 30 Minutes

Trauma-Informed Seated Yoga Postures

Participants experience and practice seated yoga postures that are based in science, to be used for themselves and those they serve. 30 Minutes

Compassion Fatigue, Burnout & Self-Care

Participants discuss vicarious trauma and reflect on their own experience working with trauma. We learn new tools to diversify self-care routines and incorporate healthy habits as the most effective means of prevention. Great for anyone working with trauma on a regular basis. 30 Minutes

The Vagus Nerve & Vagal Toning

Participants learn about how the mind-body connection works and leave with new tools and skills to strengthen your vagus nerve.

30 Minutes

Breathing Techniques for Trauma

Breath is the remote control of the nervous system. Participants will learn why it's so important in our recovery, and leave with 3 new breathing techniques to use for themselves and others. 30 Minutes

Discussion on the TRY Research Results

We recently completed our research study in Iraq with survivors of genocide and local humanitarians. They practiced TRY once a week for 8 weeks, and the impact on their mental and physical trauma symptoms, resilience levels and heart-rate variability are incredible. In this module, we'll discuss how this is so, and the science behind mind-body methods. 30 Minutes

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learn how toxic stress can disrupt the development the brains and bodies of children, and learn tools to single-handedly address this public health crisis. 30 Minutes

Meditation for Trauma & Neuroplasticity

Participants learn about neuroplasticity and how to maximize our ability to form new neural pathways through trauma-informed affirmations, visualization and meditation. 30 Minutes

The Psychology of Trauma

This module includes fascinating information on how trauma moves through the body, its impact psychologically, and its influence on our overall well-being. 30 Minutes

TESTIMONIALS

"I loved this training. I think it’s so helpful to have calm down strategies and to understand the

importance of calm down techniques for our kids."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"Thank you! I really appreciate this. I am more and more convinced that integrating the body

in healing is truly the best way."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"Great training, I love the energy of the presenters. I appreciate the content and I appreciate the

presenters ability to adjust the content from Feedback. For example, when we mentioned we work

with children they gave us great examples of how to adapt it for them."

Social Worker, Washington DC

"The training was great! The information was helpful to me and will be useful in work with students!"

Social Worker, Washington DC

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