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FOUNDATIONS IN TRAUMA INFORMED WEIGHT LIFTING 

THIS TRAINING IS BEST SUITED FOR INDIVIDUALS BEGINNING TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAUMA & WEIGHTLIFTING AND WHO ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HOW TO INCORPORATE TRAUMA-INFORMED PRINCIPLES INTO THEIR PRACTICE

NEXT TRAINING DATES + FORMAT:
MAY 6-13, 2023 • ONLINE
NOVEMBER 11-18, 2023 • ONLINE

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1ST

ABOUT

This training is designed for trainers, coaches, physical therapists, and movement practitioners that actively train clients with any weight training modality. Mental health clinicians are also encouraged and welcome to attend. Due to the nature of the material, attendance will be capped to allow for deeper discussion and workshopping. 

The training combines lecture, discussion, demonstrations, real life case examples and opportunities for applied, (virtual) hands-on learning. The structure of this training will be a combination of synchronous online sessions and asynchronous self-directed activities such as readings, reflections and assignments to apply your learning. 

 

Synchronous online sessions will take place over four sessions. Please note:
Participants will be expected to attend all four synchronous online sessions.
See the registration page for training schedules.

In this training, participants will: 

  • Learn about the definitions and differences between chronic stress, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and complex trauma

  • Learn about the theory and research behind weight lifting as an adjunctive treatment for trauma survivors

  • Learn the neurophysiological, psychological and emotional toll of traumatic experiences 

  • Develop an understanding of specific trauma-informed considerations for building and maintaining safety in fitness/gym spaces, as well as in relationships with clients and athletes

  • Learn how your personal biases and perspectives may support or hinder your client’s process

  • Begin the process to position yourself as a safe and effective part of your client’s healing journey

NOTE

This program is for professional development and learning. We recognize that although many of us may have experiences of trauma, the time we spend together will not be an intervention for our own individual healing. Talking and learning about trauma, even in the context of a training, can be triggering.

RECOMMENDED READING

  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk

  • Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Exercise on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study, James Whitworth et al.

  • Feasibility of Resistance Exercise for Posttraumatic Stress and Anxiety Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study, James Whitworth et al.

FINANCIAL POLICY, CECS, & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Cost

The total cost of tuition for the workshop is $495. Please see below for scholarship information or contact us if financial hardship is a barrier to participating in the workshop.

Continuing Education Credits

TIWL is currently in the process of securing approval for Continuing Education Credits with relevant certifying bodies. Please stay tuned for more information.

Refunds

If a participant withdraws from the workshop prior to August 28, 2022 we will issue a full refund.  

After August 28, 2022 we must be able to fill your spot before issuing a refund less a $25 administrative fee.

There will be no refunds after the first date of the training; however, a participant may defer to an upcoming training subject to a reinstatement fee. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship

We offer a limited number of full scholarships as a part of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. The purpose of this scholarship is to expand the reach of the TIWL program and to address health disparities by engaging professionals who will commit to providing TIWL services to a range of historically disadvantaged and high-risk groups impacted by traumatic stress. As a program, we respect the data that shows individuals seeking care tend to be best served by providers who come from their same or similar community or cultural milieu, especially when considering marginalized communities, or peoples who have experienced systemic discrimination. We will take this into consideration in our decision-making process.  

Please refer to this document for more detailed information: Purpose, Description, and Requirements


“The presentation was comprehensive, well grounded in theory and practice.”

Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
Denver | Boston

 

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