Trauma and Yoga within the Satir Model

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Phoenix Center, 13686-94A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1N1


patrick-hendry-45138Trauma and Yoga within the Satir Model:  Reclaiming the Body

April 14, 15, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bessel Van Der Kolk, in his book The Body Keeps the Score, states “Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.”

Approved for 12 hours of Continuing Education Credits with CCPA

Workshop Goals

  1. Exploring how trauma ‘lands in the body’ - brain, vagus nerve, body
  2. Why it’s important to be trauma informed and include in conceptualization
  3. Assessing type and impact of trauma and best practice
  4. Explore self of therapists relationship with pain and the body and how it impacts
  5. the therapeutic process
  6. Use of body in therapy - why and effectiveness
  7. Why being present with physiological discomfort and pain is necessary for healing
  8. How yoga facilitates healing and expedites the therapeutic process
  9. How body/breath work facilitates emotional regulation and healing
  10. Helping clients access Life Energy through body work


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Danielle Braun-Kauffman, Registered Clinical Counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors (Registration #3339). She has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2005, and as a clinical supervisor since 2008.  Her experience as a clinical counselor has spanned into many different community organizations and services, all the while building a solid growing private practice. —Over the last 8 years she has worked as a clinical supervisor in the Marriage and Family Therapy MA program at Trinity Western University.  She has extensive training in the Satir Model of Therapy through the Satir Institute of the Pacific, as well as training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed Yoga Practices, and Somatic Respiratory Integration.

Carolyn Goossen, Carolyn’s yoga journey stems from a longing for a deeper connection to her own body. While healing from a traumatic brain injury, the practice of yoga has helped Carolyn strengthen her body, heart, mind and soul and instilled a passion to create a safe space for others to strengthen and repair the “whole” of the their bodies. Our bodies hold our joy and our pain. Adding in her training with the Satir Institute, Carolyn teaches yoga classes through a trauma-sensitive lens, holding a safe space for her students to awaken to the messages of their body, establish trust, and ultimately find strength and safety with their whole being.

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Cancellation Policy - No refunds after March 23, 2018.  Refunds minus a $50 administration fee before March  23, 2018.



Registration Form

NEW - Bursaries are now available for all programs on a limited basis for those with demonstrated need. Please see application below or contact our office with any questions.  Application Deadline is February 16, 2018

Bursary Application

For more info or to register by phone contact:
Satir Institute of the Pacific
Cindi Mueller