Both our workshop and diploma can be delivered within your organisation, please email for more information and prices.

 Trauma-informed Webinars & Workshops

Webinar & Workshop Details

  • ONLINE WEBINAR- Saturday 1st October  10.00am-12.00pm

What we will be covering

  • What is trauma?
  • How trauma affects the brain
  • Symptoms and behaviours
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Attachment
  • Autonomic nervous system, Neuroception, the Vagus nerve and Polyvagal Theory
  • Re-traumatisation
  • Trauma and the memory
  • Supporting people living with trauma
  • Somatic approaches to trauma

Members of the public, professionals, service professionals, educational establishments and parents. For over 18s only.

Accredited Psychological Trauma-informed Diploma

This course is face to face or is delivered online – please enquire for online dates.

Course Details:

  • ONLINE – Sat 3rd September 9.30am-5.00pm via Zoom £345 per person.
  • ONLINE – Saturday 29th October 9.30am-5.00pm via Zoom
  • One day course 8 hours
  • One case study (5 hours)
  • Reflection
  • 15.5 minimum hours in total equating to 15CPD points


Course Cost

£345 per person

Includes marking, feedback and certification

Bank transfer and Card payments accepted

Pre-requisites to the course

This course is open to anyone who is supporting clients, with psychological trauma and works with adults and children.  We welcome staff from the services, educational settings, counsellors, complementary and holistic therapists etc. We would ask for confirmation of qualifications ideally a level 2 counselling diploma or holistic qualification. This is entirely at our discretion so please contact us if your job role is not included above. Please note this course is not for members of the public.

Case Study (5 hours in total)

We would like candidates to complete one case study in their own therapy/work space within three months to show competency. We can provide a suitable case study client – please ask.

Reflection (800 words)

 “This course looks absolutely superb and it is a very important course coming at precisely the right time”

Jayney Goddard,

President, The Complementary Medical Association

“Trauma is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside of you. It is the psychological wound you sustained, the meaning you made of it and it’s cognitions about the self and the world. Trauma hardens you psychologically which interferes with your ability to grow and develop.  You react out of pain and fear without knowing it. Your whole life is regulated by fear and pain that you are trying to escape from in various ways. “

Dr. Gabor Mate

Module Titles and Content

  • What is trauma? – Explanation of psychological trauma and its long term effects
  • The language around mental health and trauma and NICE evidenced based treatment – Current NICE guidelines around treating psychological trauma
  • The parity of esteem in treating trauma – UK mental health statistics and trauma being one step further away
  • PTSD and complex PTSD – definitions
  • Memory – Implicit, explicit and how memory processing is affected by psychological trauma, the AIP model (adaptive information processing model)
  • The anatomy and physiology of trauma – covering the brain, neurobiology, HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, Psychoneuroimmunology, the Nervous System, Vagus nerve, Polyvagal theory, neuroception, the endocrine system and the biology of loss and biochemistry of healing
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) – definitions and information around the long term impact of ACES on psychological trauma
  • Attachment and boundaries – John Bowlby’s Attachment, the first volume of his classic trilogy exploring the influence of parent-child relationships on personal development. The reversal of roles with a parent skews the child’s relationship with the whole world and is a sign of not only pathology (sign or cause of disease) in the parent but also the cause of it in the child. It is a potent source of later psychological and physical illness because it predisposes us to stress. Historical trauma and blame.
  • Holistic and somatic approaches for supporting people living with trauma – avoiding re-traumatising clients
  • Psychological reversal – understanding ‘stuck’ clients and self-sabotage
  • Vicarious trauma – protecting yourself as a therapist
  • Integrative approaches for supporting people living with trauma – resources, stabilisation, self-regulation and co-regulation
  • Case study information and reflection

About the Author of our Courses and Workshops

Gail Donnan MA is the founder and CEO of The Trauma Centre Community Interest Company, she has twenty six years’ experience in Integrative Health Care both within the corporate and therapy fields. She has been a registered college with The CMA for since 2016.

She is passionate about helping people heal with both a cognitive (mind) and somatic (body) approach.  She has interests in Polyvagal theory, the autonomic nervous system and memory. She is an Interdisciplinary Psychologist, registered Psychotherapist, Trauma-focused EMDR practitioner (Eye-movement de-sensitisation re-processing), somatic psychotherapist, she is qualified in The Rewind Technique, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming), Meditation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

She has a Masters’ Degree in Interdisciplinary Psychology (Leeds Beckett) and is a qualified teacher with 14 years teaching experience, she is an assessor, Internal Quality Assessor and Safe Guarding Lead for vulnerable adults and children. She is a trauma-focused Therapist, Integrative Therapist, Inner Child Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher and author of two mental health books for adults and children.

 She has been a registered training school with The Complementary Medical Association since 2016 who accredit our diploma.  A large percentage of proceeds from our workshops and diploma goes back to The Trauma Centre.

She is an ambassador for Psychologies magazine and part of the writing team for Beauty Despite Cancer. She is a registered member of the National Council for Psychotherapists.