Do you work with groups?


Do you know how to provide the best care if someone gets “triggered” or “flips out”?


Are you committed to high ethical standards in your work?

While it’s difficult to estimate exact figures, a large majority of the population have experienced a significant trauma of one kind or another in the course of their lives, and often more than one.

As a facilitator or presenter working with groups, you can therefore assume the majority of people in your groups have experienced trauma: so someone being “triggered” in your group is more a matter of WHEN, not IF.

For many people who’ve experienced trauma, group environments can be particularly challenging and make them more at risk of being triggered. And if the nature of your group/topic is at all taboo, sensitive, controversial, conflictual, or intended to take people out of their comfort zone, the risks of participants being triggered is higher again.

As facilitators and presenters, we have a duty of care to the people we work with to create and maintain safe-enough spaces. The best way to do this, is to be trauma-informed, and enact the principles and practices of trauma-informed facilitation in all aspects of your work.

“This workshop is essential for anyone who works in a facilitation, teaching or leadership role.


As a professional working in the not for profit, education and corporate space, this is the first training I found that directly addresses practical methods for creating safe, inclusive learning environments that are also fun and playful.


Liz practices what she preaches and the workshop itself is a living demonstration of how to work with the needs of the individuals in the room while also achieving objectives and engaging her audience. She is laid-back, creative, fun and professional. At all times I felt at ease while also being aware that I was learning from (and with) a highly skilled facilitator who has “done the work” and mastered her craft.


I left with a greater sense of confidence in my ability to hold space for a diverse audience. I understood the necessity of being trauma informed as I work. However, above all I learned that trauma informed facilitation can be fun, funny, weird and joyous – and that made me really happy.


I highly recommend Liz, the TIF workshop and her work in general.”

Stefan Bramble, Facilitator and Trainer,


This training will help you develop the skills, knowledge, and frameworks needed to create trauma-informed group spaces, and build your confidence to respond well when people get triggered.

We’ll cover:

  • What is trauma?
  • What is “triggering”? What causes it? How to notice it?
  • How to promote/advertise your group in a trauma-informed way
  • How to screen potential participants
  • How to structure safety in a group
  • Ethical facilitation and professional boundaries of competence
  • What to do when someone gets triggered
  • Follow-up and aftercare
  • Facilitator and presenter self-care, and business protection
  • Open floor discussion for the “what if…” and the “what could I have done when…”

“I am committed to ongoingly critiquing the ways trauma is constructed and capitalised upon that recreates inequity, for example, colonialism, racism and neoliberalism. I incorporate this critique in a variety of ways in the training.” – Liz

“The trauma informed facilitation workshop helped me reach a new level of awareness around how to sensitively work with those who may be triggered by course content, in ways that are potentially transformative for all. Having a brave space to explore and speak about trauma, often a taboo subject in our wider society, was a liberating experience – particularly as someone with a lived-experience. Liz’s style is on-point, compassionate, and she turns what is usually a heavy subject into something that connects others through exploration.”

Morgan Lee Cataldo, Community Advocate & Lived-Experience practitioner


The workshop is specifically for people who work with groups, in either a paid or volunteer capacity, and are committed to working ethically.

Whether you call yourself a facilitator, trainer, presenter, host, convenor, chairperson, educator, cat-herder, whatever! If you take some kind of leadership or guidance position with groups of people and have some implied duty of care for them, then this workshop is relevant to you.

If you run a business as a facilitator/trainer/presenter, the training may be tax-deductible as professional development.

“Thank you so much for the workshop! I’ve just typed up my notes and reflecting on the new tools in my belt for working with my clients around sexuality and pleasure.

I really enjoyed your grounded casual approach, and how you modelled the tools and techniques on the group throughout the day – it humanised them and showed their efficacy. Thank you so much for your tools, they have given me more confidence to work in a delicate and important space, and I have already incorporated them in my most recent event.”

Euphemia Russell, Sexuality and Pleasure Educator,


I’ve been facilitating and training adults for almost 20 years, primarily in social change, non-violent activism and community safety, and community development spaces.

As a process-oriented psychotherapist in private practice, I specialise in post-traumatic growth (helping people become more than before) and provide education to non-therapists about how to work from a trauma-informed perspective.

As a trainer I have a highly collaborative style – I know I’m not the only one in the room with knowledge and insight about the topic and while I’m there to share specific knowledge and skills, I’m equally interested in connecting with and weaving in what you already know too.

I’m also the Executive Director here at ANZPOP and a faculty member of the Processwork Institute of India.

My qualifications include:

  • Certified Processworker trained in psychotherapy, facilitation and conflict transformation (member of the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology)
  • Psychotherapist accredited with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Advanced Certificate in Group Facilitation from the Groupwork Institute of Australia
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (adult education)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • currently studying Masters in Culture, Health and Medicine (critical medical anthropology).



This workshop is 6 hours split over two days. When you register, you are registering for both days.

  • Wednesday 14th September 2022 – 9.30am – 12.30pm AEST
  • Wednesday 21st September 2022 – 9.30am – 12.30pm AEST

Arrive from 9.20am for a 9.30am start (AEST).

Due to the nature of the workshop, entering the workshop after 9.30am is not permitted, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early to get settled and sort out any tech issues so you are ready to start at 9.30am. The Zoom meeting room will be locked at 9.30am.

We finish at 12.30pm and will break for a short tea break.


Online on Zoom. The link will be automatically emailed when you register.

Attending the workshop on a computer will be best. If you attend on a mobile device you won’t get the most out of the workshop.

Please ensure you have a private space for the duration of the workshop.

You also need to have your video on for the workshop if your bandwidth allows for it.


The workshop fee is:

  • $480 full price (organisations and individuals on incomes over $70K per annum), or
  • $260 concession (income under $70k per annum).

For participants joining from regions with significantly different economies, please contact us at for an adjusted rate.


Cancellations with seven or more days’ notice will receive a full refund.

Cancellations with less than seven days’ notice will not be refunded.

You are welcome to sell your registration to someone else. Email us at to let us know if you’re doing this.


Bring a notepad and pen if you like to take notes. Workshop handouts will be emailed to participants couple of days ahead of the session but they won’t cover everything in the workshop.

Try to have some yummy, easy snacks on hand.

“I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes for a few years now, and have begun to bring more attention to the psycho-emotional changes that my work inevitably leads to, which is also a major part of my clinical work as a practitioner.


What I learned from the Trauma-Informed Facilitation workshop was that there was so much more I could do to help people with trauma not become ‘re-traumatised’. I realised part of my messaging and advertising was probably keeping these people away, when they were set up for them in the first place.


It also helped me understand more about the nature of trauma from a Western Psychotherapeutic perspective, which complemented my existing TCM understanding.


I thought it was run very well, and have used that as the model for how to make my own sessions ‘trauma-friendly’, with a lot more attention and detail paid to ensuring the space I set is as safe as it can be.


I’m hoping to be able to do more training in this field, as it is SO important. And Liz is definitely someone who is capable, knowledgeable, sensitive, and professional in this field.


I think this training is a must for ANYONE who runs workshops, classes, and experiential learning sessions.”

 Peter Loupelis


To register for the workshop, please complete the form and payment process below (you can use either Paypal or credit card). If you have any questions, please contact us at

Registrations for this workshop close on Mon 11th and no late registrations will be accepted.

Trauma-Informed Facilitation Sep 2022 - Registration

  • What kind of groups do you work with?
  • What are you hoping to get out of the workshop?
  • The nature of this workshop (talking about trauma and its impacts) means that it is not a safe-enough space for everyone. If you have trouble caring for yourself in groups or setting and sticking to your own boundaries regarding participation (what you will and won't do), or you experience distressing dissociation, psychosis, or extreme mood states, then this workshop is not suitable for you at this time. Please tick the appropriate box below to confirm you understand the nature of the workshop and have considered its suitability in terms of your own safety and well being.
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ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.