Registered Social Worker – Body and Land Based Practitioner
Tuesday October 19, 2021, Tuesday October 26, 2021, Thursday October 28, 2021
Session Title: Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement Class
Session Description: Within this Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement practice you get to be in charge of your body. You’ll be invited into present moment experiences to notice what you feel in your muscles, making choices to move, stretch, and breathe based on your energy levels and muscle sensations.
Past participants have shared experiences of feeling calm in their body, noticing a quiet mind, or perhaps a greater capacity for presence after the slow and gentle movement class informed by Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga. There will be a small educational component at the beginning of this offering to support understanding the body-brain connection available within this embodiment practice.
Speaker Biography: Nicola is a Registered Social Worker, wilderness guide, and Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)- Facilitator, integrating her skills as a Faculty Member with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment since 2014. She provides 20-hr TCTSY Foundational Trainings across North America and supports participants as a Supervisor in the certification program. With her Masters in Social Work, Nicola integrates this practice into clinical settings as a Program Therapist at a wilderness therapy based addictions treatment facility for young men, public class offerings for all bodies, private practice, and within outdoor settings. Nicola is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Candidate and applies animist psychology, land-based inquiry, neuroscience, and attachment theory to support collective and individual healing and transformation from long-term adversity. Please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more, visit www.traumasensitiveyogwest.ca