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Unveiling Resilience: Uniting a Trauma-Informed Approach with Craniosacral Therapy for Vulnerable Clients

Welcome to our comprehensive two day Trauma-Informed Care Training designed exclusively for Craniosacral Therapists and student practitioners committed to providing sensitive and effective support to vulnerable client groups. In an ever-evolving therapeutic landscape, the importance of trauma-informed care cannot be overstated. As you work with diverse individuals, including refugees and migrants, economically disadvantaged families and individuals, individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals living with mental health conditions, and other vulnerable and marginalised groups,  a deep understanding of trauma and its impacts is essential.

About the Course:

Our Trauma-Informed Care Training is an immersive program crafted to empower you with the knowledge, skills, somatic exercises and insights needed to transform your Craniosacral Therapy practice. This course is also designed to help anchor practitioners into finding their own resources of safety to negate the potential impact of second hand trauma. This is a practical course where we will explore hands on techniques and approaches that are crucial for working with trauma survivors. By enrolling in this course, you will:

1. Unlock Trauma Expertise: Develop a comprehensive understanding of trauma, its various forms, and the profound effects it has on individuals from vulnerable communities.

2. Integrate Trauma-Informed Principles: Learn how to seamlessly integrate trauma-informed principles into your Craniosacral Therapy practice, ensuring that your approach is respectful, safe, and sensitive.

3. Cultural Competence: Gain the tools to provide culturally competent care, understanding the unique needs and backgrounds of your clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

4. Respect Autonomy: Discover strategies to respect clients' autonomy, involve them in decision-making, and honor their choices in their healing journey.

5. Create Safe Environments: Develop the ability to create physically and emotionally safe therapy spaces where individuals can share their trauma experiences without fear or judgment.

6. Empower and Build Resilience: Foster resilience in your clients by focusing on their strengths and encouraging their personal growth.

7. Adaptive Techniques: Adapt your Craniosacral Therapy approach to the unique needs of clients who have experienced trauma and practice working creatively in preparation for working in community based settings. 

8. Addressing Mental Health: Learn how to navigate the intersection of trauma and mental health issues and provide effective support.

9. Empowering Clients with Somatic Practice: Empowering clients with somatic exercises enables them to autonomously address trauma, fostering self-reliance and resilience in their healing journey.

10. Strengthening Practitioner Fulcrums: This training is specifically crafted to assist craniosacral therapists in anchoring themselves safely within their own fulcrums, empowering them to effectively support their clients while also safeguarding against potential secondhand trauma.

Who Should Attend:

This training is tailored for craniosacral therapists and student practitioners who seek to integrate trauma-informed techniques and principles into their practice, with the aim of effectively serving vulnerable communities including:

- Refugees and migrants
- Families and individuals with no recourse to public funds
- Individuals experiencing homelessness
- Individuals living with mental health conditions

Course Details:

- Location: Violet Hill Studios, 6 Violet Hill, St John's Wood, London NW8 9EB
- Dates: August 17-18, 2024
- Format: In Person

- Cost: £250

Why Choose Our Training:

- Expert Facilitators:

Lizette Villaverde RCST is a seasoned expert in the field of trauma-informed work who is thoroughly experienced to teach intricacies of this essential aspect of therapy. With a decade of experience as a dedicated social worker, she has worked intensively with diverse client groups, particularly those who have endured severe social and economic hardships. Her journey has included supporting teenagers in the care system, aiding refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of trafficking, and volunteer work for vulnerable adults. Her background also includes successfully managing outreach organizations that provide crucial mental health support to young adults who have struggled to access support in it's various forms.

In addition to her extensive social work background, Lizette co-founded the Craniosacral Collaborative, a platform that not only supports craniosacral therapists but also creates opportunities for outreach work. Her expertise extends beyond the social work realm, as she's been practicing as a cranio-sacral therapist for a decade. During this time, she's also acted as the role of a course leader at the prestigious College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in London, Manchester, Poland, and Slovakia, where she's nurtured and mentored the next generation of therapists. With this rich tapestry of experience and knowledge, she is well-prepared to guide and empower cranio-sacral therapists in incorporating trauma-informed approaches into their practice. 

- Comprehensive Curriculum: Our curriculum covers a wide range of trauma-informed principles, ensuring you're well-prepared to serve vulnerable client groups.
- Interactive Learning: Engage in hands-on activities, case studies, and group discussions to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios.
- Community: Join a network of therapists committed to providing trauma-informed care to vulnerable communities.
- Professional Development: Elevate your practice, expand your client base, and enhance your skills with trauma-informed care.


Ready to make a profound impact on the well-being of vulnerable client groups? Register now to secure your spot in our upcoming Trauma-Informed Care Training for Craniosacral Therapists.


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