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This is a session for people coming across people who have experienced trauma in their work, volunteering or other caring roles.  The impact of contact with trauma on our bodies can be strong.  In this workshop we will use practices from trauma sensitive yoga, somatic experiencing, breathing techniques,  mindfulness and EMDR in order to balance out the impact on our bodies.

Working with trauma takes its toll on our bodies.  Sometimes the effects are immediate and obvious – feeling sick, suffering from headaches and other symptoms of anxiety.  Other effects might be more subtle and gradual – muscle pain, poor immunity, lethargy and extended or frequent absence from work.

This is one of series of workshops for you or your staff if you are coming across trauma in your work or in an upaid role.  You might be a counsellor, psychotherapist, support worker, nurse, social worker, lawyer, manager, researcher or in another role such as a carer.  You will leave the session with a range of tools to take away that you can use during the working day, or on your own at home, in order to help restore balance in the body following contact with trauma.  This workshop is suitable both for newcomers and for attendees of previous ‘Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the body’ workshops.  While there are similarities across each workshop – this is the first of a series where we will focus our attention on a different aspect of resourcing the body each time.  Attending these workshops regularly can be a way to help resource and maintain balance in the body when working with trauma on an ongoing basis.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

– name the ways in which our health might be physically impacted by coming into contact with traumatic narratives and working with people who are affected by trauma;

– describe tried and tested theory and concepts from trauma sensitive yoga, somatic experiencing and a range of other practices such as mindful movement, breathing techniques and self massage;

-explore ‘first aid’ techniques – tools you can use for yourself while you are with clients or immediately after, in order to re-balance and restore equilibrium and safety in the body;

-utilise longer terms strategies for resourcing ourselves physically to sustain our resilience when facing the cumulative effects of contact with trauma.

The session will be mainly focussed on individual body work, with some time built in for personal reflection on the practices we are exploring.  We will also include some time for tea and an opportunity to connect with each other.

You do not need any experience of yoga, to be flexible or even to own lycra!  We will be including some simple yoga movements to try out with the aim of connecting with the body and increasing relaxation rather than promoting flexibility and strength.  Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving in the session – if possible avoid wearing jeans as they usually restrict movement – tracksuit, leggings or looser trousers are fine.   If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it, if not, there will be plenty of yoga mats available to borrow.  Bring paper and pen/pencil.

Numbers are limited and this will be a small group.  Certificates of attendance will be available.  Check here for details of your facilitators and Mandala Consultants.


Venue:  In The Moment, 72 Berkeley St, Glasgow G3 7DS.

Dates:  29th March ’19.

Times:  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

Cost:  £25-£35.

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