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Working with trauma - Supporting recovery through our relationships

  • In the Moment Studio First Floor, 72 Berkeley Street Glasgow, G3 7DS Scotland (map)


“The interlocking of integrity and trust in caretaking relationships completes the cycle of generations and regenerates the sense of human community which trauma destroys” Judith Herman

Traumatic events are often deeply profound and hard to forget. Working with people who have experienced trauma can be both rewarding and challenging. Every connection a trauma survivor makes can impact upon their ability to recover. To fully honour their experiences and be effective in our responses we need to develop an awareness of how trauma unconsciously emerges in people’s day to day lives, relationships and connections and in the way they seek support.

This day is for people whose work involves bearing witness to the suffering and trauma of others. The day will explore psychological trauma and its impact and increase awareness of trauma informed practice. You may be a psycholocical therapist or work in a support role.

This will be a reflective and experiential day, using a range of tools including presentations, group work and experiential exercises to explore psychological trauma, its impact and how to support trauma informed practice.


Describe trauma theory and how this may impact on individuals and groups

Introduce the neuroscience of trauma

Explore how distress may show up in your work with people

Demonstrate skills in responding to trauma supportively

Practice managing difficult disclosures, behaviours and conversations

Consider the potential for retraumatization

Consider the role of boundaries when providing a service to people affected by trauma

Consider the relationship that we each have with trauma, how our own experiences of trauma impact on how we work and how the trauma we come across in work impacts on us individually.


Please note lunch is not provided, however there are a range of shops and cafes within short walking distance of the venue.