Trauma prevention and aftercare for workshop leaders/facilitators
When we attend workshops, we not only expect the facilitator to be competent regarding the topic. We also want to feel safe and submit – at least partly and for a certain time – the responsibility for our feeling of safety to the facilitator of the workshop.
Everybody is probably going through life with traumatizing incidents that left wounds. These wounds can rip open in self-experience workshops. Participants of seminars e.g. in massage, Tantra, BDSM or wilderness courses sometimes go through a tough time
after seemingly banal experiences. They can’t „function“ anymore und find themselves in a state of emergency. This can prove to be an extreme challenge for the facilitator.
In this interactive workshop we will learn what workshop facilitators can do to provide a minimal-trauma-trigger space for participants to have safe experiences of personal growth.
Detecting early signs of trauma
Keeping healthy boundaries
Trauma first aid
Tools to create safer spaces for experiences
Providing good aftercare
Fees: until 21.2.2020 190 Euro (early bird price)
from 22.2.2020 250 Euro
Venue: Käthe-Niederkirchner-Straße 23, 10407 Berlin
Facilitator: Dipl. Psych. Dietmar Lucas
HSP (highly sensitive person)
Assitant: Lea M. Immer
Date: Saturday, 28th of March 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, 29th of March 2020 from 11 am to 3 pm
On Saturday there will be a longer break for lunch, on Sunday there will be a short break with nuts and fruits. Water and tea will be available.
The topic „holding space“ doesn’t refer to a location. It’s a special form of supporting a personal growth process. In this process (let it be a workshop, seminar or a one-on-one session) people are involved that (may) feel vulnerable due to their personal situation or internal processes and have the full permission to feel that way. They on the other hand give permission that the supporting person takes responsibility for the participants to feel safe. The trust and the permission to take the responsibility can be revoked by the participants at any time.
This process support includes:
Providing enough time for the participants to conclude their process and keeping track of a prearranged time frame.
Supporting with inner presence and often unconditionally.
Respecting the boundaries of the participants both clearly expressed and assumed.
No shaming of the participants by expecting them to know more or by asking them too much and giving too much informations.
Becoming aware and caring for the needs of the participants.
Communicating clearly, consciously and transparently.
Letting emotions show and being a witness to what is happening (not necessarily being in charge to (re)act, but being able to give support).
What the facilitator brings in:
Attention and clarity
An unfocused (all-around) view
The ability to get into resonance
A professional competence
Knowledge about the own limitations and determination to respect own boundaries
Takes action only if there is a contract to do so
The facilitator takes responsibility for the feeling of safety of the participants after asking them for permission to do so and aquiring their permission.