Trauma-Informed Training (ADV) Triggers, Beliefs & Intergenerational Trauma

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Trauma-Informed Training (ADV) Triggers, Beliefs & Intergenerational Trauma

Increasing Relational Resiliency: Healing Emotional Triggers, Trauma-based Beliefs and Intergenerational Trauma

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Additional trauma-informed practice workshop dates: Trauma-informed Practice Trainings

DATE: Sunday August 16, 2022

TIME: 10:00AM am to 3:30PM PST (Vancouver BC time).

ONLINE ( Using Zoom. Participants will be sent Zoom link to room 48 hours prior to the workshop start time)

** Please note, this workshop is limited to a maximum of 24 participants.


This advanced workshop has been created in response to requests from past Trauma-Informed Training workshop participants for a more focused opportunity to learn the skills of healing emotional triggers, trauma-based beliefs, and Intergenerational trauma. This advanced workshop is one, in a series of shorter, much more focused trainings on these topics, and as such, it is highly recommended that participants have a foundational understanding of psychological trauma and trauma-informed practice before registering.

This workshop focuses on increasing relational resiliency and 'response-flexibility' and will provide participants with a very clear, easy to understand process to heal triggers and limiting trauma-based beliefs. It will also provide a basic understanding of intergenerational trauma, and how beliefs are transmitted trans-generationally, including a brief overview of the latest epigenetic research in the area of healing intergenerational trauma. (NB: a more focused training on healing Intergenerational Trauma using genograms is also offered 2022).

This workshop is grounded in research and provides a theoretical framework, along with opportunities for small group work, and work with learning partners, to deepen your understanding of a growing body of trauma-informed knowledge. All exercises are fully optional.

The workshop is informed by the research and work of: Dr. Allan Abbass, Dr. John Briere, Tara Brach, Dr. Steve Cole, Dr. Susan David, Dr. Ale Duarte, Dr. Chris Germer, Dr, Linda Graham, Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad , Dr. Donald Hoffman, Dr. Rick Hanson, Thomas Hubl, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Byron Katie, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Brene Brown, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Isabelle Mansuey, Dr. Monica McGoldrick, Dr Resmaa Menakem, Nick Ortner, Dr. David Richo, Dr. Diana Schiller, Dr. Allan Schore, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Jesse Thistle, and Dr. Albert Wong.

This workshop is well suited to those working with individuals who are affected by childhood, intergenerational, complex, single-incident, environmental, collective, cultural, or race-based/racialized trauma.

Certificate of Completion will be provided.

*Please note - if you would like to attend this workshop but are unable to due to experiencing financial hardship, please contact us.

Topics Covered:

  • The relationship between emotional triggers, beliefs and psychological/emotional trauma
  • What triggers us, and why?
  • The neurobiology of emotional triggers and limiting beliefs
  • Understanding implicit memory, and its role in the formation of trauma-based beliefs and emotional triggers
  • Understanding why we hold on to beliefs that keep us suffering
  • The biggest misunderstanding about emotional triggers
  • Understanding unconscious anxiety and resistance
  • What is the function of anxiety and what are 'anxiety pathways'
  • Understanding projection, transference, counter-transference, and projective identification
  • Gain greater understanding of specific/unique triggers associated with recent climate emergencies and the Cov19 pandemic : tools for prevention & healing
  • How to work with emotional triggers and dissociation
  • Learn a very clear process to quickly identify the trauma based belief underlying a trigger, and the steps to healing. A live demonstration will be provided.
  • Resourcing and self regulation skills to expand the Window of Tolerance.
  • Understanding internal and external resourcing.
  • How triggers can serve as a catalyst for personal, familial, cultural, and societal healing
  • Very clear/easy to understand explanation on how beliefs are transmitted trans-generationally. Research and case studies will be included.
  • Overview of the basic mechanisms of Intergenerational Trauma, including the most recent research on epigenetic transmission. Case studies included (please note a separate workshop for a deeper dive in to this topic alone is available)
  • Building resilience, vicarious resilience, and fostering post traumatic growth


Trish Walsh BA, MTC

Trish is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Instructor, and workshop facilitator, located in Vancouver, British Columbia,  the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.   From 2008 - 2016 Trish was the Executive Director of the InnerChange Foundation; a Canadian foundation with the mandate of increasing funding, education and awareness in the area of addiction and concurrent disorders.  In Trish’s clinical practice her focus and training are in the area of Transpersonal Psychology, which integrates eastern philosophies within the framework of modern psychology.

Since 2016 Trish has focused on developing and facilitating strength-based trauma informed trainings for university students along with health and mental health professionals who working in the field, and who are interested in updating their knowledge and skills in the area of trauma healing.  Trish also provides trauma-informed, and resilience-informed, trainings and workshops on healing intergenerational trauma, collective trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and moral injury, to front line workers, school teachers/school administrators, organizations, and the general public.

In addition to Trish’s counselling practice, her work over the last 20 years has focused on knowledge translation: specifically, conveying research findings in medicine and mental health care to government decision makers, and to physicians, mental health professionals, allied health care providers, along with corporations, community groups and the general public. She has also consulted for several organizations to bring health information to their staff, stakeholders, and the general public. Trish has a particular passion for conveying research information in an engaging and easy to understand way, aiding decision makers in their funding and public policy decisions, and helping individuals to learn practical strategies for better health, happiness, and personal success. 

Trish also provides training in Trauma-Informed Coaching and Transpersonal Coaching, for professional coaches.

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