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  • April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Somatic Foundations: Trauma- Informed Practice (TIP) for Healthcare Providers

I Raise Trauma Awareness I Build Compassionate and Collaborative Practices I Promote Resilience and Regulation I


Instructor: Elisa Peterson, BA, Somatic Trauma Therapist, MEd candidate

All Healthcare Providers Welcome: Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, Dentists, Nurses, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Athletic Trainers, Physiotherapists and other healthcare providers.

Course Outline: PFD Available


About: Trauma-Informed Practice for Healthcare Providers 


Trauma-informed practice fosters an environment where the unique story of each person’s life experience is met with body-oriented compassion and awareness in order to safely and respectfully provide appropriate care and service.

Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) for Healthcare Providers is a unique, body-oriented training designed to support healthcare clinicians in creating a trauma-informed environment for their clients. The goal of the training is to raise awareness of trauma and develop somatic communication skills to build compassion, safety, and regulation in the therapeutic relationship. Curriculum is tailored to meet the unique needs of clinicians and their clients with relevant considerations for working one-on-one in practice.


Trauma through the Lens of the Nervous System 

  • Trauma is considered as a state of dysregulation rather than an event
  • Trauma happens and heals in the context of relationship
  • Understanding how therapist self-regulation affects that of our clients is key to creating an environment of safety


Somatic Foundations 
  • Our Body is Intelligent: Has an innate capacity for self-regulation and resilience
  • Our Body is a Communicator: Gives us cues about how it’s doing and what it needs
  • Our Body is Responsive: Assesses safety and responds to threat in our environment


Learning Approach I  Knowledge + Embodiment = Whole Body Learning

Participants are given the opportunity to explore and expand their learning through somatic or body-centred exercises. This process of embodied learning deepens understanding by gaining a body-oriented perspective of intellectual concepts. Individual and group exercises offer time for reflection, building self-awareness, and the development of trust in the classroom.

Curriculum At-A-Glance

I. Relational Nature of Stress and Trauma

    • Defining Trauma In the ANS, Dr. Peter Levine
    • Neuroception, The Science of Safety
    • Sources of Trauma and Statistics 

II. Introduction to Trauma Physiology:

    • Self-Regulation and the Threat Response Cycle
    • Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges
    • Symptoms of Traumatic Stress

III. Somatic Communication I Principles and Practice

    • Body Awareness and Body Cues
    • Interoception, The Language of Sensation
    • Attunement and Window of Tolerance

IV. Somatic Communication I Building Blocks of Safety

V. Scope of Practice and Trauma Support Referrals

VI. Regulation Self-Care for Healthcare Providers


Dates & Times I Mixed Mode Delivery
  • Online: Friday Evening I April 29th, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm PST
  • In-person: Saturday and Sunday I April 30th & May 1st, 2021, 10:00am- 4:30pm PST
  • Online: Group Discussion: Sunday I June 12th, 10:30am- 12:00pm PST
Sliding Scale  I Open to Everyone

If you would like to be part of the training,  Get in Touch with Elisa.


Donated Class Fee I Healing As A Community

10% of your registration fees will be donated to support Indigenous Communities of Canada:




Venue Phone: +1 604-987-8211

267 Esplanade West, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7M 1A5