Trauma-Informed Practice:

Awareness To Healing

Creating safer spaces for your clients/patients and taking your practice to the next level

If you are a health and human services professionals who wants to be empowered to create greater physical, psychological, and emotional safety for your clients/patients, this online masterclass will show you how.

 

I’m sure you chose your current profession because you wanted to help people, to help them learn and grow and achieve a sense of health and wellbeing. Sadly, whilst you might think your office or clinic is a safe place, it could potentially feel very unsafe to the people you work with especially people who have experienced trauma. 

 

Trauma is not a rare occurrence, it is all around you! If you work in health and human services systems then you are already working with people who have experienced trauma, whether you know it or not. Many millions of people in Australia are impacted by trauma, and yet how often do you stop to consider if the person you’re meeting or speaking with has experienced it?

 

What’s surprising is that if you are like most practitioners then your education and training didn’t equip you to understand trauma in your professional practice. The power differences that are often set up by healthcare, community/human services, and educational systems can even be re-traumatising and many of the practices such as touching/physical exams, invasive questioning, and behavioural expectations can remind a person of previous abuse or betrayal. 

Imagine...

If you could keep trauma on your radar and really begin creating safer spaces for everyone you meet, including the most vulnerable. 

How much better would it make you feel if you left work each day knowing you have actively avoided doing harm through your words or actions?

Research has shown that services that utilise trauma-informed practice achieve better outcomes such as a greater decrease in symptoms, improvements in overall daily functioning, better adherence to treatment plans, improved educational achievement, and most importantly a sense of belonging and relationship.

 

Is this something you would like for the people you are helping? 

Beginning your journey to being trauma-informed can take you from doing harm to doing healing and it doesn’t have to mean drastic changes to your practice or service delivery. In fact, once you understand trauma and the basics of trauma-informed practice you are already on your way. 

"This is your chance to learn the skills to make your clients/patients feel safer, break cycles of trauma by creating connection, and improve health outcomes"

This Masterclass Contains: 

  • 4 videos taking you through the key aspects of trauma and safety in your work and communities, to help develop your understanding and skills in trauma-awareness

  • 2 Reflection Exercises

  • 1 Safety Exercise

  • 1 Implementation Checklist

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Describe what is at the heart of trauma-informed and healing centred work

  • Identify types of trauma and take the brain and body’s response to violence into account

  • Recognise vulnerable populations

  • Use the language of trauma and healing in your own work

  • Take a holistic approach and implement practical strategies for your clients/patients and communities 

The Masterclass covers the foundational pieces of a trauma-informed practice.

Who is this course for:

This course is for health and human services workers such as; sexologists, counsellors, doctors and specialists, nurses, social workers, naturopaths and CM practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, practice managers, and youth workers. It would also be of benefit to business leaders, teachers and other educational staff, front of house staff, and marketers/web designers. If you work with people you should be working with an awareness of trauma. 

 

This is your chance to learn the skills to make your clients/patients feel safer, break cycles of trauma by creating connection and improve health outcomes by giving people permission to express their concerns and emotions. Becoming trauma-informed is about supporting people to feel safe enough in their interactions with you, your staff, and your services to truly start to heal. ​

I'm ready for my practice to be trauma-informed

Kerrin Bradfield is an Accredited Clinical Sexuality Educator with the  Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. She adheres to the Society’s  Code of Ethics and Practice.

To find out more, go to www.societyaustraliansexologists.org.au

I acknowledge and pay respects to the Yugambeh, Koombumerrii and Bundjalung people, past, present and future, of the Gold Coast. I recognise the sovereignty of First Nations people and the resilience shown in fighting for lands, laws, and people. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. 

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