Trauma 2 Trust
16-20 October 2023
This is an experiential training for group facilitators, practitioners, those on the path of healing trauma, and anyone working to expand the edges of growth and evolution in love.Apply now
This training is the essence of Embodied Intimacy’s tried and tested trauma aware group work that is so simple and powerful that it can be adjusted and applied to any personal, relational and professional context.
It invites the participants to explore and deepen their relationship with their nervous system. To study the edges of traumatic activation and ways to reestablish a somatic sense of safety. One aim is to develop awareness in what to do once one self or others are triggered. There is a strong focus on using the body as the ground for research and the resource for regulation of the nervous system back into a shared somatic sense of safety.
The workshop environment is a collaborative “laboratory” in which the participants are invited to share their findings and bring their questions with the group for everybody's benefit.
Our perspective on trauma:
Often trauma is regarded as a problem to fix, an obstacle to relationship, or wounds that make us feel damaged and unloveable.
We would like to offer a new perspective – that trauma is an incredible opportunity. Trauma is an invitation into more realness and depth. One that has the potential to touch everyone, and bring all those in contact with it into deeper intimacy, healing and love.
Trauma can only do this – become a gift instead of a problem – when we are able to create an internal and interpersonal container strong enough to fully hold and integrate all its fragmented parts.
Because trauma is stored, and healed, in the body, it’s not enough to talk about it, or do emotional processes around it. To really get to the core of it, we must become vulnerable again, in a place deeper than words, and move into embodied experience. And in order to transform its bodily based fearful expectations we have to co-create new patterns by taking the risk to reveal ourselves to other human beings.
This will only happen in a container that feels relatively safe. Sometimes that safe container is with a lover or a trusted therapist. But we’re finding that astonishing transformation and profound healing can also happen – on a greater order of magnitude – when our trauma is mirrored in a group.
One person's trauma has the potential to heal an entire room.
Often, the trauma that has seemed so horrifyingly personal reveals collective wounds. In small and large ways, we’re all impacted by the shadows of se*ual violence, secrecy, victimhood, perpetration, se*ual hunger and shame. Parts of us are terrified of the opposite gender. Parts are locked in ancient patterns of anger, fear, denial, flight, fight, freeze, submission.
When we go into the wordless space together, co-regulating and keeping ourselves safe, we can contact, reveal and release these traumas. Together.
Together we can land in a new embodied experience, increasingly experienced and confident to meet those triggers relationally, and bring all of ourselves safely to love.
Some of what to expect:
໑ Gain tools to self- and co-regulate your own nervous system in triggered situations.
໑ Develop awareness in recognizing when triggers are beginning to happen - before they actually erupt and still have a chance to regulate.
໑ Develop skills to create a somatically safe field for your relationship, client or group work to deepen into.
໑ Learn practices and exercises that can down-regulate an entire group starting with your own nervous system.
໑ Discover why it's essential to slow down, and gently bring more love and presence to everything when working with trauma.
໑ Experimentally identify and learn how to work with the common instinctual coping mechanisms and strategies when we come to the edge of trigger.
໑ Listen to the body and be able to read what's happening in the field real-time.
໑ Understand an accessible psychological theory of trauma and why the body is so important and how it applies on the path to healing.
໑ Develop an accessible and practical understanding of what happens in the brain during a traumatic (re) activation.
໑ Practice reading and contacting the body language in an individual.
໑ Practice reading and speaking into an entire room, noticing when people are being driven by triggers - freezing and breathing, agitated, disassociated and checking out.
໑ Know when and how to make things slow down.
໑ Identify somatic and verbal tools to reconnect with the body, self, and others.
Want to learn how this can happen?
Want to learn the basics of how you can help others to make this happen too?
Come join us!
When animals are safe they can play.
We cannot heal our relational trauma alone.
Embodied Intimacy offers you these maps and practices a three year old would get it. The one in us that needs to know that we got this! So not a bunch of theory but a lot of play and practice and connect.
If you want to join us
❂ WE WANT TO KNOW (a little about) WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND ❂
Fill out this brief (5-minute) form and tell us who you are and why you want to integrate a trauma aware perspective into your life.
Our intention is to work with professionals and community leaders who are already actively practicing in their field.
However, we also welcome participants who simply want to dive deeper into the material with no intention of leading groups after the training.
What kind of training is this?
•This training is practical and highly experiential. Participants want to get the chance to observe and practice skills needed to work with their own trauma, to practice one-on-one and with trauma in group settings.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for anyone working with their own trauma, and for those who want to develop skills and understanding in relationship with someone who is experiencing trauma.
This course is also designed for professionals who want to develop and practice their skills to help them with a history of trauma. These skills are useful for one-on-one sessions, as well as in group work. It is therefore an excellent recap for advanced level who would like to review and deepen their understanding of this material.
What is trauma?
• Relational perspective: We are traumatized when we are alone with too much pain to integrate. Healing happens when we can learn to be together with “enough.”
• Neurobiological perspective: When the brain is emotionally overwhelmed and hijacked by fear and terror it can not function as the hub of awareness from where we can present and self-aware. So, later when we are situationally in our experience we are unable to hold the trauma for what it is.
• Instinctual perspective: When the active defenses of fight or flee are not enough to survive the threat, to have an “act of triumph,” the danger evokes the passive defense of submission. Being stuck there we live our life from a sense of not feeling good enough, ashamed, worthless and depressed. And living life from a victim identity unable to know or set boundaries.
❂ PRACTICALS ❂
TO REGISTER apply here: https://forms.gle/iEK2U9X2M2kGGJh89
DATE & TIME:
Monday - Friday: Oct 16 -20, 2023
Daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wedding, Berlin. Germany.
Private location. Address sent upon registration.
COST (for individuals):
Super Early Bird(1-8): €999
Early Bird (9-16): €1099
General Admission (17-24): €1199
**Price Includes course training and vegetarian lunch daily**
❂ HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE ❂
This training is by invitation only. Our intention is to work with professionals and community leaders who are already actively practicing in their field.
However, we also accept some participants who simply want to dive deeper into the material with no intention of leading groups after the training.
Fill out this brief (5-minute) form and tell us who you are, if you have studied with Embodied Intimacy before, and why you want to integrate a Trauma Aware perspective into your work.
• If you cancel within 8 weeks of the event start date, 80% of the ticket cost will be refunded.
• If you cancel within 4 weeks of the event start date, 50% of the ticket cost will be refunded.
• If you cancel within 2 weeks of the event start date, or if you withdraw from the event after the start of the first day, no part of the ticket cost will be refunded.
Feel free to contact our assistant If you have any questions about the event:
e-mail: [email protected]
Who are we?
Facilitator: Buster Rådvik
Supported by: Team TBA...