looking to become a movement for trauma certified practitioner?


Level 1

  • An introduction to working with trauma as it presents in the body.
  • An overview of the cutting edge neuroscience of trauma including how to adopt the window of tolerance to stress model into movement and mindfulness practices for nervous system regulation.
  • A foundational and experiential understanding of how different types of trauma impact the autonomic nervous system and fascial system and introduction to polyvagal theory and the vagus nerve.
  • The impact of different types and intensities of movement on fight, flight, freeze, collapse and attach responses.
  • Tools and strategies for assessing a client's nervous system, regulating the ANS during a session and simple ways to resource a client outside sessions.
  • Understanding our scope of practice when working with clients' histories of chronic and severe trauma and introduction to holding healthy boundaries with clients to prevent secondary trauma.
  • The foundations of creating a safe space for clients and how trauma impacts pelvic health. No personal disclosure necessary.

Level 2

  • Review of key level one concepts.
  • A deeper level of understanding of healthy physical, emotional and psychic boundaries.
  • Tools for ensuring you're present and grounded in your body while with clients so you're always working from an intuitive and intelligent space.
  • Exploring how Heart Rate Variability maybe used as a tangible feedback metric for clients' nervous system regulation.
  • A deeper learning of the impact trauma has on the diaphragm and how to mobilize it in a safe and methodical way.
  • An open discussion around key triggers, strategies and sensitivities in working with clients with more severe trauma histories including childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault, torture, near death accidents, birth trauma, medical PTSD, Complex-PTSD.
  • Understanding the connection between inner core strength, bio-tensegrity and somatic awareness and our sense of safety in the world.
  • Guest speakers include Deb Chard from Wen-Do Women's Self Defence and previous L2 graduates.
  • Access to the RYW Practitioners Program. Click HERE to learn more.


  • Level 3 requires a 12 - 18 month commitment as follows:
    • 8 hours of in person or online mentorship with Jane

    • 3 MFT Level 1 weekend assists, including leading a 45 minute movement practice following the MFT L1 movement guidelines (weekend 3)

    • 4 client case studies with a minimum of 10 sessions per client

  • In addition:
    • An assessment of your movement training in terms of efficacy for aiding in the support of trauma recovery work to identify areas for growth and learning
    • Review of the most recent science and literature
    • Movement activities and tools for trauma resourcing within scope of practice
    • Understanding vicarious versus secondary trauma and finding tools for vicarious resilience in a collaborative client centred model
    • Creating your self care plan to avoid compassion fatigue, secondary or vicarious trauma
    • Demonstrating a clear understanding of scope of practice and healthy physical and emotional boundaries
    • Measuring client progress
  • Once successfully completing this mentorship program you can apply to become a MFT Level 1 Facilitator