"Trauma isn't what happens TO you, it's what happens INSIDE you. Loss of self is the essence of trauma." -Gabor Mate
What is Trauma?
~ Trauma is a nervous systems response to any event that overwhelms our internal systems of care.
~ Trauma can be a one-time event or ongoing, repeated violation.
~ Trauma can also be system-induced...trauma caused by well-meaning systems
(Education, Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, Medical, etc.)
It then becomes our job to understand trauma, where it comes from, how it impacts the brain, body & behavior,
and what we can do to help ourselves and others heal from it. The more we understand trauma,
the more directly we can work to identify it and resolve it for ourselves and those we serve.
Join us for a 40 hour exploration of trauma...What it is, what it does to our brains & bodies, how it shows up, and most importantly, what we can do about it.
A basic understanding of how trauma affects our bodies and minds is essential for those working with physical and mental health issues. In this 40-hour training, learn what trauma is and how it manifests in the body, and how trauma has many causes and specific effects on people with certain experiences. Learn how to skillfully apply and deliver a range of practices to support individual healing.
Body Centered & Mindfulness Practices
to Support the Healing from Trauma
September - November 2018
Training Schedule - Dates, Times, and Location:
Be The Change Yoga & Wellness
52 S. 1st St. Suite 320, San Jose, CA 95113
This training takes place over 5 weekends. In addition there will be approximately 2 hours of homework assigned per session, as well
as a required commitment to a home/self-care practice.
Saturday, September 8 12:30 - 6:30pm
Sunday, September 9 12:30 - 4:30pm
Sunday, September 23 12:30 - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 6 12:30 - 6:30pm
Saturday, October 20 12:30 - 6:30pm
Sunday, October 21 12:30 - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 3 12:30 - 6:30pm
Sunday, November 4 12:30 - 4:30pm
Kathleen Cabanayan, MPH, RYT
Kathleen, "Kat," Cabanayan is a full-bred Filipino-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kat is a certified yoga teacher who aspires to fuse movement, meditation, and bodywork (such as Reiki and Acupuncture) as a means for community healing and community building, for deep healing from trauma, and other yoga-assisted healing support. For more info, see https://www.mahalyoga.com/about/
Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
Check out my bio in My Story :)
Our curriculum covers:
How trauma affects the body and mind, the science behind its interactions within the nervous system and how trauma physically changes the brain
A basic understanding of neurophysiology and the working of the nervous system
An understanding of the lived experience of those suffering from trauma
Body-centered and mindfulness practices that can assist with the processing of trauma
What it means to be a trauma sensitive teacher and how to create trauma sensitive spaces
How to conduct trauma sensitive classes and work one-on-one with people to assist them on their journey to wholeness
Full Tuition $600
Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, & Social Justice Workers Rate: Sliding scale $550 - $400
For those employed as Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, Health Providers, or Social Justice Workers only
Community Service Rate: Sliding scale $550-400
For those willing to help clean up the studio before/after each session
Limited additional scholarships are available, see application for details.
Learn more about our community service rate and scholarship philosophy.
This training is especially useful for:
Licensed Family Therapists and mental health professionals wishing to incorporate somatic and mindfulness practices into a clinical practice
Physical and occupational therapists seeking to expand their toolbox of techniques to enhance patient rehabilitation
Nurses and other healthcare professionals wanting to explore the possibilities of other care-giving modalities
Teachers, professors and educators seeking to incorporate trauma-aware/trauma-sensitive skills to their classroom management toolbox
Community leaders, facilitators and social justice workers wanting to bring self care and compassionate action to their work
Yoga educators interested in developing new teaching skills to serve a wider range of clients
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.