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Course Description

Trauma is appropriately and increasingly in “fashion” in the addiction treatment industry.



Trauma is the Greek word for wound -  a sizeable “shoe-box”

One misleading terminology fitting all sizes



Addicts present Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores of 6.8/10 vs. 1.7/10 of the control standard population

Individuals with PTSD were 2 to 4 times more likely than individuals without PTSD to meet criteria for a SUD



Many caretakers talk about it before having thought about it, and learned about it. They may have the best intentions in the world, but could incur potential risks for both the client and themselves


Goals for our Trauma-Informed Recovery Coaching course:

  1. Understanding what is inside the trauma “shoe-box”
  2. Linking and sequencing the “trauma-addiction-trauma” negative feedback loop
  3. From reliving to revealing: Invitational narrative process and holding a safe space for the client’s story-telling
  4. Symptom detection and trigger recognition: the zebra-tiger (both stripy)
  5. How to handle trauma-informed process inside the recovery coaching process and when to stop
  6. How to keep ourselves(practitioners) safe: being aware of secondary PTSD


  1. Theoretical background and Q&A
  2. Case study & discussion
  3. Experiential and role-playing exercise in pairs & debrief