Trauma is a huge catch word in recent years and its rippling and pervasive personal, familial, and broader systemic affects are being increasingly recognized and studied. Everyone has been impacted by some degree and type of trauma. For some, it can be utterly devastating.
While conscious breathwork has the powerful capacity to evoke the spontaneous processing and renegotiation of certain trauma responses, it also has the capacity to be overly activating and even fortifying for the trauma response when utilized in inappropriate ways or circumstances.
Now that you have foundational skill sets in place for your facilitation of breathwork, it is time to enhance your ability to track your client's nervous system in the moment and support them in safely and stably exploring and renegotiating their embodied echoes of trauma.
Additionally, you will further develop your facilitator assessment and tracking skills with an experiential approach to the psychophysiology of disordered breath patterns. You will learn how to support your clients as they reestablish functional breathing mechanics as part of their integrative maintenance between private Nūma Breathwork Sessions.
Within the trauma processing portion of Block C, you will:
learn more about the nervous systems role in shock trauma and more complex versions of PTSD
develop the capacity to recognize the signs and symptoms of mobilization and immobilization responses
foster the ability to track a client's nervous system and respond accordingly to support them in staying within their "window of tolerance"
learn methods to safely, gently, and slowly bring awareness to the embodied trauma and support its renegotiation
cultivate both methods and ways of being in therapeutic relationship that support the re-establishment of healthy self-regulation
learn to support the client in recognizing existing resources and locating new ones
expand your understanding of self-regulation and the tools and techniques that can be shared with clients to support their self-regulation
learn the difference between emergency methods to stabilize someone experiencing a trauma response versus supporting the processing of trauma while a client is within their "window of tolerance"
enhance your capacity to mindfully navigate your clients' processing of trauma via sensitive, experimental conversation both with and without breathwork
personally receive these practices so that you can then utilize them from a place of experience with clients
After the breathing behavior analysis and functional recovery portion of Block C, you will be able to:
explain and model an open healthy breath to clients and explain how this is achieved in the context of somatic breath therapies
recognize disordered breathing behaviors that occur before, during or after a Nūma Breathwork session
identify the possible role and effect that breathing behavior has on the client's mechanics, physiology and psychophysiology within the context of the current session
lead the client through simple self-assessment tools to identify disordered breathing or mechanical restriction
explain, mirror and explore the existing behavior with the client
explain, mirror and explore functional breathing mechanics and behavior to the client
construct a specific home learning plan to support integration of the private session with measurable goals identified by the client
lead a 90 min group class for basic functional breath retraining
Upcoming Block C Trainings
Module 7 - Online (Live - EDT): July 14-17, 2022
Module 8 - Online (Live - EDT): September 15-18, 2022
Module 9 - In-Person (Montreal, QC): November 15-19, 2022
Module 7 - Online (Live): February, 2023
Module 8 - Online (Live): April, 2023
Module 9 - In-Person (Vancouver, BC): July, 2023
The total hours of training (160 hours) includes two 4 day online trainings and one 5 day in-person training, web study meetings, home studies, and practicum. Home studies include the review of teachings from the Block C training modules as well as assigned studies, self practice, and practicum hours between modules.
Completion of Block B or Level 4 of our older training program is required in order to register for Block C.
It is highly recommended that during this time of study students also receive a minimum of five facilitated therapeutic sessions from a professional that specializes in the field of trauma therapy.