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Transforming Trauma: How to do This Work and Sustain, Solutions on Site

London, Ontario
December 2, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Doubletree by Hilton
Bearing witness to others’ suffering and exposure to other peoples’ trauma can change us on a fundamental level. While it is a gift to be present when people deal with trauma; we also have a responsibility to care and to nurture our capacity to help. This workshop offers practical tools for cultivating the deep self-knowledge and systemic insights that allow us to sustain the work that we do. Learn a refreshing perspective on the demands of trauma work, the impact it has on us and how it can be managed.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, has worked directly with trauma survivors for over three decades. She uses honesty, humor, and straight forward approach to give insight to even the most experienced trauma practitioner- reminding us that a mindful and connected journey, both internally and externally, allows us to sustain the work that we do.

This workshops is for is suitable for social workers, ecologists, teachers, firefighters, medical personnel, police officers, environmentalists, home health aides, military personnel, domestic violence workers, biologists, the staffs at animal shelters, international relief workers, social-change activists, those caring for an elderly parent or a young child—in short, anyone who interacts with the suffering, pain, and crisis of others or our planet.


  • Regular Rate $215 plus HST, $242.95 per person
  • Group Rate (3-5 people) $185 plus HST, $209.05 per person
  • Group Rate (6 or more people) $175 plus HST, $197.75 per person

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