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TIR for Children Workshop - NEW!

TIR Institute of Maine & reFRESH Training Center

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

TIR for Children Workshop - NEW!
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Early Bird Registration and FREE "Children & TIR" Book   more info Ended $247.00 $14.58
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TIR Institute of Maine and reFRESH Training Center

are excited to present the

New! TIR for Children Workshop*

Featuring Developer and Trainer

Judith Steiner, LMHC, STIRT

Resolve a child's trauma early by learning how to apply TIR with Children

2-day TIRC Workshop     12 CE Contact Hours

TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction) for Children is an excellent workshop for those Practitioners that work with children, as well as for Practitioners who would like to work with children. TIR for Children includes a research-based protocol for working with children. 

This 2-day workshop will teach TIR Facilitators* how to apply this evidence-based method with children. This technique incorporates the use of play with TIR. This is a structural, yet person-centered approach to resolving the emotional charge contained in a child's trauma and eliminating the negative aftereffects in a brief amount of time. This workshop also teaches Unblocking especially designed for children, in a language that they can understand.  

TIR is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

*Prerequisite Workshop for TIRCTraumatic Incident Reduction Workshop (TIRW 28 CE Contact Hours) - See the list of available TIR Workshops and special pricing for both the TIR Workshop and the TIR for Children Workshops being held in Maine during April and May 2015 at or

TIRC Workshop Dates (two choices)

  • May 29-30, 10am to 5pm in the Waterville area
  • June 1-2, 10am to 5pm at Husson University in Westbrook 

LIMITED SEATING - Registrations will be considered in the order they are received with full payment.

Register early for the TIR for Children Workshop and receive a FREE COPY of 

“Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction: Creative and Cognitive Approaches” 

This book is a must for any therapist working with kids.

Naturally, it focuses on the approach of Traumatic Incident Reduction, but there is a lot of excellent material that will be useful even to the therapist who has never before heard of TIR and may not be particularly interested in learning about it.

The general approach is respectful of clients, based on a great deal of personal experience by contributors as well as on the now extensive research base supporting TIR, and fits the more general research evidence on what works.

 -- Robert Rich, PhD



As demonstrated through supervised activities and examination, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the theory and practice of TIR for Children
  • Know the variations of TIR for children 6-12 and children under 6
  • Explain the theory and practice of Unblocking For Children
  • Explain the reasoning behind modifying TIR to address children
  • Utilize communication exercises to increase rapport with clients
  • Describe the importance of using play with children
  • Become familiar with some relevant childrens measurements
  • Learn the importance of teaching children mindfulness and how it goes hand in hand with TIR

12 CE Contact Hours - Applied Metapsychology International (AMI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Trauma-related training hours may also be submitted to the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) for certification and re-certification as a Trauma Specialist.

To obtain an Attendance Certificate for any workshop you must:

  • Complete course requirements, including attending all sessions
  • Pass the workshop quiz
  • Demonstrate competency in the skills taught to the satisfaction of the trainer
  • Turn in a completed course evaluation

A certificate of attendance will be mailed directly to the graduate from AMI upon receipt of workshop information from the trainer.

For additional payment options, contact Cynthia Scott at reFRESH Training Center or Joan Angelakis at TIR Institute of Maine.

Refund and Cancellation Policy - Full refund minus $75 processing fee, if notice is given two weeks before workshop starts. If later cancellation, fee can be used for future workshops.

Program Presenters

Judith Steiner is a LMHC, LMHC Intern Supervisor, Certified Senior TIR Trainer and Facilitator and Certified LSR Trainer and Facilitator. Her private practice, the Center for Family and Personal Growth in Venice, Florida where she works with trauma and associated disorders, as well as depression, anxiety and life stress situations. She has been treating children for more than 25 years; she has adapted the use of TIR and Unblocking to children and recently developed the TIR for Children Workshop for use internationally.


Cynthia Scott is a Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Trainer and Facilitator and Certified Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Trainer and Facilitator. She has been seeing clients with a variety of traumas and lifelong challenges in her home office in Guilford and via Skype since 2010. The first Certified TIR Trainer in Maine, Cynthia opened reFRESH Training Center in 2012 and has held TIR & LSR workshops in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, Farmington, Jonesport, Mt Vernon, Norway, Weld and Westbrook, Maine as well as Pune, India.

Joan Angelakis is a LCSW and Certified TIR Trainer and Facilitator.Her private practice, Crown Cove Counseling, and training service, TIR Institute of Maine, are located in Smithfield, Maine.  Joan works with people suffering from the effects of trauma as well as depression, anxiety, co-dependency and other life stress related issues.  Joan believes that a persons physical, emotional and spiritual needs are intertwined and need to be addressed respectfully.

What if we could … resolve childhood trauma early rather than late? We Can!

We are understanding more and more about how early traumatic experiences affect long-term mental and physical health:

  • Physical impacts are stored in muscles and posture
  • Threats of harm are stored as tension
  • Overwhelming emotion is held inside
  • Negative emotional patterns become habit
  • Coping and defense mechanism become inflexible

What if we could … resolve childhood trauma before years go by and these effects solidify in body and mind? We Can! 

In a perfect world, we’d like to be able to shield children from hurt and harm. In the real world, children, even relatively fortunate ones, may experience accidents, injury, illness, and loss of loved ones. Children unfortunate enough to live in unsafe environments live through abuse, neglect, and threats to their well-being and even their life.

What if we could … resolve childhood trauma fully, gently, and completely while the child is still young? We Can!


 Refund and Cancellation Policy -  Full refund minus $75 processing fee, if notice is given two weeks before workshop starts. If later cancellation, fee can be used for future workshops.

Workshop dates and locations are subject to change pending enrollment

This Workshops is co-sponsored by AMI (Applied Metapsychology International) - FMI:

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a brief, person-centered therapy for resolving symptoms of traumatic stress (acute and chronic) including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TIR facilitators around the world engage with diverse populations including crime victims, domestic violence survivors, children, natural disaster survivors, accident victims, and combat veterans. These practitioners include psychologists, social workers, ministers, domestic violence counselors, and lay practitioners who work in various settings such as hospital clinics, private practices, shelters, victim services agencies, and disaster sites. FMI,

Have questions about TIR for Children Workshop - NEW!? Contact TIR Institute of Maine & reFRESH Training Center

When & Where

May 29-30 in the Waterville Area - OR - June 1-2 at Husson University in Westbrook

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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TIR Institute of Maine & reFRESH Training Center



 Joan Angelakis, LCSW, TIRT



 Cynthia Scott, LSRT, TIRT


Powerful, Evidence-Based Treatment for Resolving the Impact of Trauma


Traumatic Incident Reduction, TIR, is endorsed as a  'Model Program for Success in Resolving the Impact of Trauma' by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA. 

Read the NREPP Intervention Summary

Applied Metapsychology International

Traumatic Incident Reduction Association 

Workshops provide an opportunity for professionals and lay people to learn trauma resolution and life stress reduction techniques. No professional credential is necessary to attend the workshops. 

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