Workshops for Survivors

Educational Workshop for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma and Abuse

If you experienced abuse, neglect or violence as a child this workshop is for you. It is a whole day educational workshop run by 2 facilitators to make the experience as safe and supportive as possible.

Informed by current research it provides information about abuse and other traumas and how traumatic experiences can affect people, at the time of the trauma, and afterwards. The workshop focusses 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 this workshop.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Workshop Terms and ConditionsCOVID Safety Guidelines

What will you learn?

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 group discussion during the workshop, you don’t have to speak, and participants are not encouraged 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.

Upcoming Workshops:





Northern Territory

25 September, 2021


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