Trainings for Individuals

Are you an individual or small group of less than 10? Read on for details about upcoming training sessions.

Trauma Training Series

Trauma Overview

In this introductory workshop, you will learn a foundational definition of trauma and basic trauma terminology. We will discuss the physical impacts of trauma and strategies for supporting an individual who has experienced trauma. In addition, we will explore intergenerational and historical trauma and its relationship to public health.

90 minutes

Supporting Our Children

The experiences of the past year and a half have been very difficult for many of our children. The regular routines children rely on have been seriously disrupted and many are currently facing feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation. They may be exhibiting new behaviors or may be withdrawing or feeling anxious about starting school again. This workshop will help participants understand how stress impacts a young person's brain, identify some of the trends in youth mental health, and hear what experts teach and suggest when supporting children and teens during this crisis.

90 minutes

Vicarious Trauma, Toxic Stress & Burnout

Understand the neurobiology of vicarious traumatization, toxic stress and the impact of long-term exposure to cortisol over time. This workshop explores evidence-based strategies for recovery from toxic stress, including how to leverage the neuro-plasticity of the brain to heal, by examining vertical integration theories, understanding attachment and the leveraging the power of protected spaces.

90 minutes

Self-Care Strategies

This workshop explores different types of rest the body requires to feel well. Explore the repair strategies of the brain to support self-care that works (for example, micro-routines, parasympathetic nervous system activation and post-traumatic growth). The workshop includes a worksheet so participants walk away with a concrete plan for self-care based in neuroscience that doesn't require extensive economic time and resources.

90 minutes

Mental Health First Aid

2-hour independent online module + 5-hours instructor-led training = 7 hours total; 20 participants

2-hour independent online module + 5-hour instructor-led training; contact us to schedule

MHFA Overview (Virtual Training)

90 minutes; contact us to schedule

In this workshop, we will provide a high level overview of Mental Health First Aid, what it is, and how it is applied to provide support to individuals who may be experiencing the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.

This workshop does not count toward MHFA certification.

2-hour independent online module + 5-hours instructor-led training = 7 hours total; 20 participants

2-hour independent online module + 5-hour instructor-led training; contact us to schedule

MHFA Adult Certification

2-hour independent online module + 5-hour instructor led training

  • Learn the common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders and build skills to manage a mental or behavioral health crisis or emergency.

  • Upon completion of the training, quiz, and evaluation, participants receive a 3-year MHFA certification conferred by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Understanding Grief

Grief Recovery Overview

90 minutes

In this workshop, we will provide a high level overview of The Grief Recovery Method, an evidence-based program to help individuals heal from the pain of loss. We will differentiate between grief and bereavement, and discuss the different kinds of losses that can cause emotional pain. In addition, participants will learn about the physical impacts of grief, what to say / not to say to a griever, and discuss specific strategies for recovery.

Grief and the Holidays

90 minutes

The Holidays can be a complicated and difficult time for many of us. This workshop explores the connection between grief and the holiday season. We will discuss the different kinds of losses that cause emotional pain as well as strategies for interacting with family, friends, and community members who may be grieving. Participants will gain perspective and skills that may make the Holiday Season a little easier to navigate.

Supportive Friend

Learn to use trauma-informed approaches to improve your capacity to help the individuals you serve. This set of four trainings can be completed as a series or separately depending on your needs.

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Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Gain skills  to help someone in crisis and to provide initial support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Helping Hands

Learn to heal from the pain of loss and to help others who may be grieving. In this training, we teach you about the different kinds of losses that can cause emotional pain. Learn what to say / not to say to a griever, and specific strategies for recovery.