Training summary

Dealing with Trauma

Why participate in this workshop on Trauma?

During this two-day workshop you will learn about the consequences of experiencing traumatic events, how to deal with this kind of event and how to support those who experienced it.

There is a reasonable chance that you will experience one or more traumatic events in your life. Not all of these experiences will have a lasting effect on you, even though it will remain engraved in your memory. How someone deals with a shocking experience and to what extent it affects their life depends not only on their own skills but to a large extent on the understanding and the support they get from others.

However, there will always be experiences you are not prepared for and when the unexpected happens you may have experienced a life-changing situation. This can include violence and violent crime, a serious accident, terminal illness, fire or a natural disaster. First on the scene often are professionals (police, firefighters, doctors and nurses) who have been specially trained to deal with these kind of situations. And even though this training is effective for doing the job they need to do, they often have limited time to provide emotional support to the victim(s). This is left to family and friends with probably no training who may be in shock themselves after hearing about what happened.

As you can imagine this doesn’t work very well. To illustrate this statistics show that when it comes to the issue of sexual assault 85% to 95% of the survivors did not report the crime out of fear for the reaction of others (professionals, family and friends). Because of the lack of empathic skills in others the survivor remains deprived of necessary support and because of this the trauma may be deeper and recovery take longer. Problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder deeply affect the relationships within the family and affects the social environment of the survivor who may no longer be able to work for years.

What is this workshop like?

During these 2 days we’ll talk about some of the theory that you need to understand, I will demonstrate how we put the theory into practice after which you get to practice in two’s or little groups to get the feel of it yourself. Practicing the skills during the workshop will make you feel more confident in applying what you have learned outside this workshop too. At the end of every topic we’ll do an evaluation to share what we’ve learned and answer any questions. Maximum group size: 12 people.

For whom is this training useful?

Anyone who either for professional or personal reasons wants to expand their empathic listening and speaking skills and those who in a professional capacity are in direct contact with people who (just) have experienced a traumatic event (police, firemen, nurses, doctors, social workers, victim support, etc.) or are a close relative (parents, spouses, children) or friend of the survivor.


You develop empathic skills that enable you to offer (emotional) support to people affected by traumatic events. Not only will you support their recovery but you will be able to maintain and / or improve the relationship between that person and yourself under very difficult circumstances.

Trainings and workshops that do not appear on the current agenda are offered by request to groups or in corporations.


€ 260,- (2 days includes coffee, tea, manual).
€ 350,- (1 day includes coffee, tea, manual).
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Prices in N-America as advertised on the web.
This training is exempt from Dutch sales tax.

Training / Workshop dates

* All dates are subject to change and will be confirmed on registration. Unless indicated otherwise training times are daily from 10am – 5pm.