April 1 – 5, 2017  Register Now for Early fee $700 & HST.  After March 1 $800 & HST.

5 Day 2017 Trauma and Attachment Conference

Healing Complex Trauma Through Connection and Integration
Location: St. Catharines Golf Club, 70 Winchester Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario

Speakers include Dr. Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Lori Gill CTS and Cher Curshen

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April 6-9, 2017 Session 1
June 8-11 2017 Session 2

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Co-facilitated with Caroline Owen, BA, ERYT-500
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

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April 8 -14, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

April 24-25, 2017

Calming The Emotional Storm:
Using DBT To Help Your Clients Manage Their Emotions
Led by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Location: YWCA Toronto – Elm St Location

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 April 26, 2017  legacyplacesociety.com
 A symposium on Occupational Stress Injury
Bringing together research, treatment and support

Panel 1: Canadian perspective

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    • Anita Watts – Wellness/Mental Health Strategy Advisor “K” & “G” Divisions
  •  Road to Mental Health Readiness in the Canadian Forces
    • Major Laforest – Social Work Officer, 1 Field Ambulance clinic
  • University of Calgary and the Mental Health Commission of Canada  
    • Dr. Andrew Szeto – Director, Mental Health Strategy

Panel 2: Municipal approaches 

  • Calgary Police Service Peer Support Team  
    • Sgt. Chris Gauvin
  • Calgary Police Service Psychologist  
    • Dr. Adriana Celser
  • Calgary Humane Society Animal Cruelty Investigations  
    • Officer Brad Nichols
  • Managing OSI’s in The City of Calgary Fire Department  
    • Chief Steve Dongworth

Nutrition Break 

Panel 3: Research 

  • The Wellness Project with Alberta Police-Based Victim Assistance Units
    • Dr. Scott McLean & Dr. Scharie Tavcer & Dr. Pat Kostouros, Mount Royal University
  • Vulnerabilities at Work: Exploring Occupational Stress among Animal Law Enforcement Officers in Alberta
    • Dawn Rault PhD(c), University of Calgary
  • Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment: Research Updates
    • Dr. Nick Carleton, University of Regina

Lunch & Browse Displays

Panel 4: Corrections 

  • Solicitor General of Alberta
    • Sgt. Jamie Miskow High Risk Caseworker Calgary Correctional Centre
  • Correctional Service of Canada
    • Nathalie Dufresne-Meek, Director General at National Headquarters

Panel 5: People with lived experience 

  • Erik Johanson – Corrections
  • Pete Barker – Policing
  • Dave McAllister – Paramedics

Nutrition Break 

Panel 6: Treatment options

 April 26- 27, 2017
The Body Keeps the Score: New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment
Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, MD
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 May 1 -5 , 2017- Session 1
May 29 – June 2, 2017 – Session 2
 
Mindfulness meditation Facilitation Training (MMFT)
A 60 Hour Intensive with Michael Stone, MA
Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre

Have you studied mindfulness or meditation and want to go deeper?  Are you a psychologist, nurse, or educator, or are you in the caring professions and want to facilitate meditation within your vocation?

After having taught mindfulness to over a thousand clinicians through Leading Edge Seminars, Michael Stone has developed this streamlined 60-hour training to help you deliver mindfulness practices to different clinical populations in small groups or one-on-one.

This “how-to” training will offer a language for teaching meditation that is secular and rooted in evidence-based research.  It integrates the traditional maps of meditation in the Buddhist and yoga traditions with the insights of Western psychology and neuroscience.  Attention will be given to the needs of specific clinical populations, diagnostic categories, and contraindications.  You will also receive lots of role-play opportunities, practice teaching, one-on-one feedback, and small group interaction.

The aim is to prepare participants to teach meditation by combining deep personal understanding, a contemporary language for describing what happens in meditation, and the essential skills for facilitation.

Combining in-person training sessions with online peer-based learning, this 60-hour training with Michael Stone and guest faculty is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of meditation practice and learn how to deliver mindfulness meditation with skill.

This training comprises:

      • Two 5-day non-residential courses in Toronto
      • Peer-based learning: you will be partnered with other students in the course for feedback and co-study, creating a community learning environment
      • Online group video meetings
      • Continued support after graduating
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 May 4 , 2017
 
Tough To Treat Anxiety: Effective Solutions For Anxiety With Concurrent Disorders
 Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D.
 
 Location: YWCA Toronto- Elm St Location
 May 5 , 2017
 
Rewiring The Brain: Neural Integration For Repairing Personality Disorders
 Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D.
 
 Location: YWCA Toronto- Elm St Location

May 6 – 12, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

 May 8 – 9 , 2017
 
Grief Support: Counselling People Experiencing Loss
Douglas C. Smith, MA, MSc, Mdiv
 
Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre

May 11 – 13, 2017

Can Praxis

While the Canadian Forces uses team building, communications training and leadership development to prepare soldiers for war, Can Praxis uses horses to help soldiers and first responders recover from it and regain their family relationships.

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Can Praxis is a collaboration between Steve Critchley and Jim Marland. Critchley is a 28 year veteran of the Canadian Forces and an international mediator, facilitator, negotiator, and trainer. Marland is a registered psychologist, Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, mountaineer, sailor, corporate trainer and a professional speaker. View this clip: http://youtu.be/i_iwRe8zoNE

As unresolved conflict destroys relationships, and is especially common in overly stressed families, Can Praxis trains participants to manage their conflict effectively. The theoretical foundation for this is Managing Differences by Dan Dana PhD. Richard F. Celeste, former Governor of Ohio, described the book as “A practical guide for dealing with conflict. Dr. Dana moves from scholarly content to common sense with uncommon ease.”

Can Praxis uses walk-along exercises with horses as a training aid. As a ‘flight’ animal they react to human body language. Horses react to what they see; it is their body language that speaks volumes about humans in their proximity. As EAL facilitators, we offer a translation the horses’ behavior to participants in order to increase their own self-awareness.

View this clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYZ8akRhabA

 Steve Critchley CD Co-Founder Can Praxis

Phone: 403.852.0907

Email: steve@canpraxis.com

Website: www.canpraxis.com

www.facebook.com/canpraxis

 

 May 11 – 12 , 2017
 
Psychopharmacology:  Straight talk For The Non-Medically Trained
Joe Wegmann, Pharm. D., LCSW
Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre
 May 13 , 2017
 

Unity Run www.unityrun.org  Hamilton, ON

Location: Confederaton Park, 

You Are Not Alone – Together we will make a difference

Dedicated to the First Responder Heroes we have lost in the battle against PTSD

Contact Vaness Vis for more info

Email: unityrun911@gmail.com

Phone: 289-239-7978

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 May 25 – 26 , 2017
 
Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach
Kathy Steele, PhD
Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre
 May 27, 2017 Day 1
July 9, 2017 Day 2
 
Healing with Horses: For Somatic Experiencing Students and Practitioners
Location: Oz Farm

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June 5 – 6, 2017
DBT Intensive: Going Beyond The Basics 
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre

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Jun 17 – 22, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

June 20-21, 2017
Integrative Trauma Treatment: Somatics, Attachment and Neuroscience Approaches

Trauma Certificate Course
Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, ON

June 5 – 6, 2017
DBT Intensive: Going Beyond The Basics 
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Location: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre

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Calming the Storm: Practical Skills in Verbal 

De-escalation 

With Dr. Mike Condra, Ph.D, C. Psych

Sometimes our work involves interacting with people who are disgruntled or angry. These interactions at times “fully exercise” our professional skills, and can leave us drained, “edgy” and anxious.  Cumulatively, interactions like these can lead to feelings of fatigue and cynicism.

In this session, you will learn about the principles and the practical steps involved in de-escalation. Beginning with the three guiding principles which underlie the process, Dr. Condra will discuss practical steps to effective de-escalation: controlling the environment, managing the emotional state and engaging cognitive processing. 

To register: CARE4YOU2017/0/register/

Website: www.cfconference.com

Care4You Toronto, ON

Pre Conference Training Thursday June 22

Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer Booster

Lead by: Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP, CCC.

9:00AM-4:00PM

Serving: Two Coffee Breaks with Refreshments and Lunch

1-day training program for Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma Educators

Are you a compassion fatigue educator looking to update your Compassion Fatigue training? Are you interested in new, cutting-edge materials to help you as a Compassion Fatigue Educator?

This session is designed for individuals who have successfully completed our Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer program in the past. However, if you are a CF trainer with other training or experience, you are also welcome to join us.

Topics discussed will include:

  • What’s new in the field?
  • Update on research and initiatives in CF/STS reduction in the workplace
  • How to perform a needs assessment
  • Designing and customizing your talk
  • How to follow up CF 101?
  • Dealing with pushback and difficult audiences
  • How to get buy-in from senior leadership
  • Lessons learned: successes and pitfalls.
  • The Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium

This workshop will also provide participants with the opportunity to network and meet like-minded trainers who are working in the field in various parts of the world

Details and registration www.cfconference.com

Care4You Toronto, ON

Pre Conference Training Thursday June 22

Building Resilient Teams: Organizational Health in Trauma-Exposed Environments

Lead by: Dr. Patricia Fisher, R.Psych., L.Psych.

9:00AM-4:00PM

Serving: Two Coffee Breaks with Refreshments and Lunch

1-day training program for Supervisors and Managers:

 

Trauma-exposed work creates a unique climate with increased risk for serious stress and burnout and can lead to a rise in sick time, low morale, lack of team cohesion and high turnover. These consequences can, in turn, seriously limit a team’s ability to work effectively and efficiently.

As leaders, the managers and supervisors of these teams can play an essential role in mitigating the effects of stress and increase the resilience of their staff. This program supports managers and supervisors to be effective leaders and to build strong, resilient and productive teams by:

  • Introducing and apply the Organizational Health Model
  • Explore the vital role of supervisors and managers in Organizational Health
  • Discuss the risk and resiliency factors driving your Organizational Health profile
  • Understanding the unique properties of trauma-exposed work and the critical need to enhance individual and team resiliency
  • Applying the Complex Stress Model of Workplace Stress which includes both the system-based stresses and traumatic stresses (direct trauma and vicarious trauma).
  • Recognizing the impact of chronic stress on individuals, teams and organizations.
  • Defining the ecology of your workplace and prioritizing your current needs
  • Identifying the three key functions of a supervision and mentoring program
  • Reviewing our unique toolkit for leaders in trauma-exposed work

Each participant will receive:

  • A copy of the workshop resource booklet containing the overheads and a comprehensive suite of reusable assessment tools
  • A copy of: Building Resilient Teams: Facilitating Workplace Wellness & Organizational Health in Trauma-Exposed Environment

Details and Registration www.cfconference.com

Contact: Lisa Doulas Lisa@ldcomm.ca 613-539-2482

                  Colleen Wood colleen@ldcomm.ca 519-820-3707

Care4You Toronto, ON  Conference Training Friday June 23

Building Resilient Teams: Organizational Health in Trauma-Exposed Environments

Investing in Your Team: The ROI on Organizational Health Assessments and Training

Bringing the Ivory Towers into the Swamp: Transforming Compassion Fatigue From Concept Into Skills

Compassion Fatigue 101

Organizational Health 101

The Art of Navigating Difficult Conversations

Grounding Techniques and The Neurobiology of Stress

A Journey through our Kaleidoscope: Wellbeing and a Culture of Kindness

The Need for Compassion: Self-care in the World of Addiction Medicine

Calming the storm: Practical skills in verbal de-escalation

Equine Assisted Therapy

Mindfulness

Investing in YOU

Details and Registration www.cfconference.com

Contact: Lisa Doulas Lisa@ldcomm.ca 613-539-2482

                  Colleen Wood colleen@ldcomm.ca 519-820-3707

Jul 15 – 21, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

September 9, 2017 Session 1

October 14, 2017 Session 2

Healing with Horses: Autumn Self-Care Retreat for Trauma Survivors

Location: Oz Farm

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Aug 19 – 25, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma — A Workshop with Mark Wolynn

October 21-22
Calgary, AB

In this workshop, we’ll explore the unexplained fears, anxieties, depression, obsessive thoughts and chronic conditions that we’ve biologically inherited from our parents and grandparents—symptoms we often think are ours. Through lectures, interactive group work and family constellations, Mark Wolynn, author of IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking, 2016) will offer effective ways to break biologically inherited patterns so we can live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives. You will learn how to:

  • Become a detective of your family history, uncovering the traumatic events that can affect health, success, vitality and relationships.
  • Interpret the clues in your words, feelings, symptoms and behaviors that link to unresolved traumas.
  • Use dialogue, imagery, ritual, healing sentences, and other neuroscience tools for resolution, so that you, your children, and their children, can be free from having to relive the pain of previous generations.

Learn more: www.markwolynn.com

Sep 16 – 22, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Oct 14 – 20, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Nov 11 – 17, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca

Dec 9 – 15, 2017

The Hoffman Process is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just seven days.One meticulously crafted process tailored to meet the needs of many. Personalized to the individual through a thoughtful enrollment plan. An open door to a multitude of possibilities.

The Process is a structured program, founded by Robert Hoffman in 1967. A variety of methods are used to bring the essentials of your being — intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical — to balance. You will experience shifts and growth on all levels — or what the Hoffman Process calls your ‘ Quadrinity ‘.Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform existing beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. The Hoffman Process helps remove the barriers that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

Learn more hoffmaninstitute.ca