Workshops for Survivors

If you experienced abuse, neglect or violence as a child these educational webinars and workshops are for you.

Informed by current research they provides information about abuse and other traumas and how traumatic experiences can affect people, at the time of the trauma, and afterwards. The  focus is on survivors’ strengths and resilience, the role of coping strategies, how the brain responds to stress, and, most importantly, highlights research which shows that recovery is possible.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of the common questions asked about these sessions.

Please read our Workshop Terms and Conditions and COVID Safety Guidelines for further information.

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Webinar - Understanding Complex Trauma and Strategies to Support Yourself

What will you learn?

This webinar will provide information about the different types of trauma and gives an understanding of complex trauma.  It provides information about the need for both physical and emotional safety and this looks different for each person. There is also a focus on the body and brain and how these are impacted by complex trauma, and subsequently, how we function in the world because of trauma experiences. There are some techniques to support regulation and self care.

This webinar is educational. It is not a therapeutic group; it focuses on safety, self-care and support. This is an interactive online webinar, and while there are opportunities for group discussion during the workshop, you don’t have to speak, and participants do not need to share their stories.

Main outcomes

By participating in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Learn more about the types of trauma and their possible impacts
  2. Understand how trauma affects the brain and the body
  3. Learn how to identify triggers and strategies to manage them
  4. Explore ways to engage in self-care and enhance a felt sense of safety

Who should attend?

Adult survivors (over 16 years of age) who have experienced any form of childhood trauma and/or abuse. This includes emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, growing up with domestic violence, with a parent with a mental illness, who was suicidal, abused substances and/or was imprisoned or with other forms of separation e.g. divorce, grief and loss.

Upcoming Survivor Webinars:

Date:

Register:

24 September 2022, 10am-11.30am AEST

Educational Workshop for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma and Abuse

What will you learn?

This is a whole day educational workshop run by 2 facilitators to make the experience as safe and supportive as possible. The workshop will provide information about how to recognise and build on your strengths, better understand your reactions, explore different ways to cope and identify strategies for positive change. You will also receive information about finding and engaging good support, accessing helpful resources and building self-care practices. This workshop is educational. It is not therapy; it focuses on safety, self-care and support. While there are opportunities for group discussion during the workshop, you don’t have to speak, and participants do not need to share their stories.

Main outcomes

By participating in this workshop, participants will:

  1. Learn about childhood trauma, how common it is and how prior trauma may explain and/or relate to current challenges with relationships, self-esteem, health, wellbeing and other life issues
  2. Identify strengths, the ways people coped in childhood, the ways they are coping now and consider the possibility of change
  3. Understand more about the brain, trauma and stress
  4. Explore strategies to help steady emotions and levels of arousal including learning about triggers and how to recognise and better manage them
  5. Learn where to find help, how to care for oneself, how to interact in healthy ways, and explore possibilities for recovery

Who should attend?

Adult survivors (over 16 years of age) who have experienced any form of childhood trauma and/or abuse. This includes emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, growing up with domestic violence, with a parent with a mental illness, who was suicidal, abused substances and/or was imprisoned or with other forms of separation e.g. divorce, grief and loss.

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Information for Survivors

Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service is a specialist service.

Our counsellors provide empathetic, informative and empowering support for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.