Policies and Forms
We recommend the following safety precautions when considering signing up for any trauma-focused trainings. If you are pregnant, have serious health concerns, are currently healing from an injury or surgery, or significant unresolved trauma, we recommend that you give serious consideration to not participating at this time.
However, we recognize that many factors may play a role in the decision whether or not to attend, and we encourage potential students to become informed of some of the risks before signing up.
- Research and anecdotal literature indicate that stress and trauma can have an impact on a developing foetus.
- There is a lack of conclusive research about the impact of engaging in trauma therapy or trauma trainings during higher risk pregnancies or with certain health conditions. Therefore, no clear protocols exist, other than to evaluate the situation and a person’s resources and capacity with each prospective client or student.
- Attending a trauma-focused training could unexpectedly bring a participant into contact with unresolved personal trauma, which might have an impact on the developing foetus, might feel emotionally destabilizing or result in crisis, or might exacerbate complex health symptoms.
- Anecdotal and research evidence also suggests that emotional processing can interrupt physical healing post-surgery, accident or injury.
- A person’s resilience can sometimes become diminished as a result of serious health issues or the physical and emotional effort of pregnancy, resulting in greater vulnerability or reduced capacity to explore the complex topic of trauma without feeling overwhelmed.
These precautions are offered not to inspire anxiety but to encourage potential students to be mindful and trauma-informed. Throughout the Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation Trainings, the trainers focus on helping students to build the self-regulation and resiliency skills necessary to support a healthy and safe “container” during the training.
We uphold the principles of choice, voice and empowerment in a student’s right to decide whether or not to participate, and welcome a dialogue between the potential student and the trainer(s) when the potential student is unsure whether or not the training is appropriate for them. If you are currently undertaking personal therapy or trauma therapy, please consult with your therapist about whether this is the right time for you to attend, and what additional support you might require from your therapist during or afterwards, if any. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy and/or whether or not these trainings are a good fit for you at this time. For more information, contact either Sarah or Caroline or download the informed consent form below.
- If cancelling more than 30 days from either level, a 50% refund applies.
- No refunds are available if cancelling within 30 days of a training, with no exceptions, due to the need to ensure registration numbers are met to hold each venue.
- Participants who miss the training without notice will not be reimbursed.
- A full refund will be offered if the training is cancelled by the facilitators.