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Trauma Informed Practices: The Science and Social Aspects. Part I

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

$20 – $395
Date: July 10 – 12, 2020
Tuition: $395  |  CEU: 21
Juul Bruin LMT + Michelle Bruin PMHNP
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In the US, 61 percent of men and 51 percent of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event. Unaddressed trauma contributes to poor physical health outcomes, hindered recovery, and complex social reactions. In pursuit of best outcomes, all care must recognize trauma in a sensitive, safe, and informed manner. Per SAMHSA definitions, providing trauma-informed care includes understanding the diffuse impact of trauma, understanding paths for recovery, recognizing signs and symptoms of trauma, and efforts to prevent re-traumatization.

Considering the overall prevalence of trauma, we can imagine the commonness of trauma history in clients, bodyworkers, and often both. Bodywork is a personal, somatic and often sacred modality and can be optimized as a tremendously effective physical and emotional access to trauma. This course aims to help us provide trauma-sensitive care and optimally serve all our patients, ourselves and our practices.

Cultivating trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive massage practices include the ability to recognize and identify trauma, respond in a supportive manner, and prevent re-traumatization. This course examines sources and prevalence of trauma, defines key terms and concepts related to the trauma-response, and explores methods to support clients and practitioners alike in the management of trauma.



Trauma-informed care has become an increasingly credited model for best, holistic practices across disciplines. In this highly experiential and diverse course, we not only hope to guide practitioners in providing trauma-sensitive care, but further hope to create safe and informed environments and practices for the practitioners themselves. We seek to explore causes of trauma, underlying physiological responses, expressions of trauma, environmental considerations, physical embodiment exercises, recommended treatment modalities, and interpersonal considerations. Our course instructors present with a varied background of somatic leadership, massage education, psychiatric medicine, psycho-therapeutic frameworks, alternative modalities, mind-body work, and community trauma resilience training and leadership.


Full course description:

The social, mental and physical byproducts of trauma have become increasingly recognized as an epidemic with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. The physical toll of trauma reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment, discomfort, and anxiety.

In this course, we will look at the science behind the trauma response, exploring what is happening in the brain as well as the function of conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices that can help support a distressed emotional body system.

You will learn body-centered practices to help others feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, massage and compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to re-calibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond trauma.

This highly experiential class is intended for the healthcare and bodywork practitioner seeking to support clients in the healing of traumatic after-effects. However, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.

July 10 - 12, 2020
Class Times
9:30 am - 5:30 pm, each day.
Heal Center, Suite 505. 5th Floor
NCBTMB 452061-12
This class does not provide hands-on CE hours
Juul Bruin LMT + Michelle Bruin PMHNP
$395. Class packages available
Cancellation Policy
No refund provided within 2 weeks of class. All refunds are subject to a $10 minimum processing fee.  See policy page for further information.
Michael Zollinger Phone: 404-303-0007 Email: help@HealCenterAtlanta.com

Class Package Offer

Juul Bruin offers 42 CEU for only $695.

Two classes, 21CE each.

  • Lymph Massage, Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies | 21CE hands-on | March 6-8.

  • Lymph Massage, Protocol for Detoxification and Minor Pathologies | 21CE hands-on | August 7-9.

  • Manual Lymph Drainage: Working with the Lymph System After Cancer Treatment | 21CE hands-on | September 25-27.

  • Trauma-Informed Practices: The Science and Social Aspects. Part I | 21CE | July 10-12.

  • Trauma-Informed Practices: The Science and Social Aspects. Part II | 21 CE | August 28-30.

Your Instructors

Juul Bruin

Juul Bruin

Juul Bruin has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades in both traditional and holistic health modalities. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse. Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute and is a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist.

She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001. Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality as an integrative health coach by the Functional Medicine Institute. She also has a Masters degree in Holistic Health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.
She enjoys sharing her thirty five year journey in health promotion and beautifully guides her fellow massage therapists toward an enriching, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Michelle Bruin

Michelle is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at one of the premier Community Health centers in the country based in Washington, DC. She works primarily with patients with complex trauma including asylum seeking patients, HIV positive patients, and patients with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. She is currently working on a Post-Master’s in Neuropsychiatry at John’s Hopkins University. She is passionate about mind-body wellness, having completed yoga teacher training and a Columbia University plant-based diet course with Dr. Colin T. Campbell. In her free time she enjoys yoga, painting and drawing, traveling abroad, collecting vinyl records, and lifelong learning. She is excited about the opportunity to share her commitment to caring for underserved and traumatized populations and discuss elements of both science and social ethics in her courses.

Click here for Michelle’s Resume.


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July 10 @ 9:00 am
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