Frequently Asked Questions

what is trauma-informed coaching?

Trauma-informed coaches apply an understanding of the presence of trauma to help people build resilience and move forward. Their deep understanding of what trauma is, and how it affects the body and brain informs their approach. ⁠

      Why become a certified trauma-informed coach?

      Becoming a certified trauma-informed coach can offer various benefits for both the coach and their clients. Here are some reasons why individuals may choose to pursue certification in trauma-informed coaching:

      • Understanding and Sensitivity
      • Effective Communication
      • Ethical Considerations
      • Improved Outcomes
      • Professional Credibility
      • Diversity and Inclusion
      • Career Opportunities
      • Personal Growth

        Is trauma-informed coach training for me?

        Embarking on the journey of trauma-informed coach training is a significant decision that often resonates with individuals who have experienced trauma themselves. The majority of coaches in this field are those who have navigated personal challenges and are now eager to extend support to others facing similar journeys.

        These coaches are ready to step up and become integral parts of a bigger picture – one that involves compassionately supporting individuals through their healing journey. Recognizing the profound need for such support, they seek the educational foundation that not only imparts knowledge but also establishes credibility within the dynamic coaching industry and their chosen niche.

        Susan Hogarth, co-founder of Moving the Human Spirit, emphasizes the vast possibilities within coaching niches, stating that if you can conceive it, you can create a coaching niche around it. For those considering trauma-informed coach training, Susan highly encourages scheduling a call to explore the transformative potential of this credentialing.

        This training becomes more than an educational pursuit; it becomes a driver for coaches to lead lives filled with passion and purpose. If you’ve experienced trauma, envision supporting others, and aspire to create a flexible, purpose-driven lifestyle, exploring trauma-informed coach training could be the transformative step toward aligning your personal experiences with a meaningful professional journey.

        Trauma-Informed Coach Training FAQs

        Trauma-informed coaches have training in client regulation, brain-body connection, behavioural reaction, different types of traumas, leading causes, and subsequent symptoms. They will have learned methods to help ‘regulate’ the nervous system, discard shame and guilt through powerful questions, and recognize and promote wellness as it starts to develop.

        Trauma-informed coaches have learned the proper channels for referral and the growing relationship between clinical professionals, therapists, and coaches.

        To become a trauma-informed coach, one must have authenticity, strong values, and beliefs that are not limiting to working in this area.

        Our course teaches you how to be clear about setting boundaries between therapy and coaching. Trauma-informed coaches do not treat trauma and do not diagnose. However, they understand the nuances of working with clients who have experienced trauma.

        Trauma-informed coaches help alleviate trauma symptoms in their clients by facilitating a safe space to create positive experiences, creating awareness of emotions, and supporting clients to envision and create the future they desire.

        As trauma-informed coaches, we acknowledge the past where it is, honour the person for who they are, and focus on bringing awareness to the present and the positive potential of the future, including post-traumatic growth.

        The goal of trauma-informed coaching is to support the client to move towards mastery of their situation and practice new ways of being while using learned tools and skillsets. You help them move towards creating a calm, peaceful and enriched life for themselves

        The intensity of our training to become a trauma-informed coach can stimulate difficult emotional situations in some students. This training was developed to train coaches and is not a substitute for personal therapy.

        Moving the Human Spirit reserves the right to deny acceptance to an applicant and may withdraw a participant from the program at any time if a participant’s behaviour, attitude, or views negatively impact the quality of the training program or the other participants. MTHS facilitators and their assistants assess the suitability of participants for the program during the first five training sessions. Participants will receive a full refund minus an administration fee if requested to leave during this period.

        Trauma-Informed Coaching FAQs

        Trauma-informed coaching is the practice of understanding the presence of trauma in a coach-client relationship and how to use it as a guide for resilience and solution-forward resolution. The depth of information and skill to ‘hold’ a space for profound coaching work is what gives trauma-informed coaching its nuance and strength.

        Trauma-informed coaches have training in client regulation, brain-body connection, behavioural reaction, different types of traumas, leading causes, and subsequent symptoms. They will have learned methods to help ‘regulate’ the nervous system, discard shame and guilt through powerful questions, and recognize and promote wellness as it starts to develop.

        Trauma-informed coaches have learned the proper channels for referral and the growing relationship between clinical professionals, therapists, and coaches.

        To become a trauma-informed coach, one must have authenticity, strong values, and beliefs that are not limiting to working in this area.

        Anyone who has experienced trauma – in childhood or as an adult – can benefit from trauma-informed coaching. Likewise, you don’t need to have experienced trauma to benefit from a trauma-informed approach.

        Sessions are either in person, Skype or over the phone depending on choice, time, logistics and restraints, urgency, and geographical location. Conference call sessions for corporations are charged on an hourly, half-day, or day rate and are limited to six participants unless otherwise negotiated. Twenty-four (24) hours cancellation notice must be given or the session will be charged at full rate whether the client is present or not.

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