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Trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course

18-20 July 2024 | St Andrews

This unique residential course in St. Andrews gives you the opportunity to explore the embodied aspects of trauma in a safe space.

This residential is for practitioners working directly with children, young people or families who have experienced trauma.


Ticket Prices

£595 members
£695 non-members

Key Learning

  • Understand the importance of self when working with trauma, including strategies to combat burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Recognise the process of becoming trauma-informed, including where you/your organisation is in this process, and what you can do to take steps forward
  • Examine the impacts that trauma has on the body and mind, and what behaviours we are likely to see from people who have experienced trauma
  • Understand how to create safety for others, through knowledge of how the nervous system responds to threat
  • Explore how you can use the evidence-based wellbeing strategies with yourself and others through a sensory wellbeing walk around St. Andrews

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Establishing safety is crucial to trauma-informed practice, as we cannot help others to heal if they do not feel safe.

This unique residential course in St. Andrews gives you the opportunity to uncover how trauma is an embodied experience that affects the body as well as the mind. You will explore these embodied aspects of trauma in a supportive space, and draw on the experiences of other practitioners to develop best practice. Spread across three days, sessions will combine trauma theory with practical strategies, in-depth discussion and sensory activities.

Through understanding that becoming trauma-informed is a process, you will establish where you/your organisation is on this journey and what you can do to take steps forward and change lives.

NOTE: Ticket prices include full accommodation (your own single bedroom including en-suite bathroom) and meals for the duration of the residential.

From previous attendees

"I work with vulnerable children and adults in a range of settings and this introduction to trauma has given me a new understanding of how to approach challenging behaviours and better meet the needs of the people I work with."

"The training emphasised the need for an open-minded, empathetic approach to service delivery in order to provide the best service possible."


Jan Montgomery is an experienced therapist who works across the lifespan. She is a qualified Life Coach, Play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format.

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