The first step on the Trauma Informed Practice journey is to understand trauma, how it affects human thinking and emotions, and the impact it has on the relationship between people using services, and people providing them.

Core Training

3 hours online workshops,
2 half-day interactive and facilitated zoom workshops

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In this in-depth and challenging training, participants explore the neurobiology of trauma and the application of this science into evidence-based practice. We explore how trauma affects the relationship between service providers and people who use services, we examine and seek to understand our own stress reactions, the role of power and inadvertent harm, and how to prevent and better respond to challenging workplace interactions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training participants should be able to:

  • Understand trauma, it’s impact on the body, brain and relationships
  • Examine trauma reactions, trauma-organised behaviours and their relationship to ‘challenging’ interactions in the workplace
  • Explore the ways in which individuals and organisations can inadvertently cause harm or traumatise service users
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to assess and improve work practices and relationships
  • Identify priorities for self-preservation/self-care for trauma-informed front-line practice

Delivery Method:

The course involves 3 hours of pre-recorded online workshops done in participants' own time, followed by two half-day interactive and facilitated zoom workshops in groups of 15 participants. In person sessions can be arranged for an additional fee.
Costs: €180 per person, or €2,340 for 15 people
Book teams: email for organisational training
Book individual or small group: Click here to book places on monthly Open training

Champions Workshops

Full Day - Online

This training prepares staff to become trauma champions and to take an internal lead on their organisation’s trauma-informed strategy. Participants learn about organisational standards for trauma-informed practice, and some key good practice in relation to  implementation science and change management in large organisations.

This training supports workers to be able to support their teams on the  journey towards trauma-informed practice. It is suggested that organisations send 1-2 people per service site to this training. If you are taking a whole organisational approach and are a large organisation (i.e. over 60 staff) we suggest also considering a small number of organisational TIP policy co-creation workshops to assist champions and managers to develop the structures needed to support roll out.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training participants should be able to:

  • Develop an applied understanding of trauma-informed organisational standards
  • Explore change management and implementation science theory
  • Apply management and trauma theory to development to draft organisational strategy for trauma-informed practice

Delivery Method:

Delivery Method: A full day, on line, with groups of up to 15 participants
Costs: €150 per person or €1,950 per group of 15 participants (additional charge for travel / in person training)
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TIP Under Pressure Training

Half day online

In this advanced practice workshop participants explore the application of poly-vagal theory, neuroception and regulation to improve their work in challenging or high-stress situations in the workplace. This workshop facilitates participants to develop a more nuanced understanding of autonomic nervous system, their own stress reactions and strategies for self-regulation and co-regulation in challenging situations.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about exciting new theoretical developments in psychology and trauma-informed practice, with a focus on the polyvagal theory, neuroception and co-regulation.
  • Increase awareness of own internal stress reactions and how this impacts on their ability to be trauma informed.
  • Develop techniques to create the internal conditions necessary-calm, focus and presence-to support service users to feel safe in challenging situations.
  • Apply self-reflection and reaction techniques through case-studies and role plays relating to challenging conversations with clients and colleagues.

Delivery Method:

This is a half day online workshop 
Costs: €80 per person or €1.050 for 15 participants (additional charge for travel / in person training)
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What they say

I really enjoyed the entire training session. It’s very relevant to my job role and this will help me be more mindful of my client's situations and how to deal with them.
Early Childhood Care and Education Professional
This training makes you think differently. It changes your perspective. I now try to approach all my interactions with court users and colleagues assuming everyone around me has experienced trauma, which makes it safer for those who have.
Courts Service Professional
HSE Mental Health Professional
Since the training, I’ve reflected on how parts of our service may be re-traumatising for people and I’m taking concrete actions to mediate or eliminate those.