Become a Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Practitioner

Explore the elements of trauma-informed practice and learn mindfulness techniques specifically designed to manage trauma symptoms.


Key course information


Duration: 6 weeks

Weekly study: 2 hours

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Learn from clinical psychologist, Dr Nikki Kiyimba, the creator of the TIM model

Symptoms of PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties can be extremely distressing for sufferers.

On this six-week course, you’ll examine Trauma-informed Mindfulness, a unique approach to managing trauma symptoms, developed by a leading expert in trauma from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI).

Discover mindfulness techniques to improve your trauma informed practice

Using practices designed to avoid trigger reactions in trauma sufferers, you’ll learn to create a safe environment using short, structured exercises that are suitable for adults, veterans, and young people.

You’ll explore the five dimensions of safety as they relate to the environment, body, relationship, process, and culture.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to adapt your current practices and identify areas for improvement, using key terminology and theory to justify your approach.

Examine the seven characteristics, attitudes, and skills of Trauma-informed Mindfulness

Taking a deep dive into the TIM model framework, you’ll investigate the underpinning theory, combining current concepts of psychological trauma and mindfulness. You’ll then explore techniques to help clients develop self-compassion, patience, and courage to aid their progress.

Having been guided through the model, you’ll be able to clearly demonstrate the framework to clients, allowing them to understand their journey towards better symptom management.

Develop your own self compassion and mindfulness self-care program

Using the skills you’ve developed throughout this course, you’ll plan and create your own mindfulness program that supports clients on a one-to-one level.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the TIM model and be able to use its framework to aid trauma sufferers manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the characteristics of psychological trauma and how they affect both the mind and body

  • Explore the key characteristics of the Trauma Informed Mindfulness (TIM) model and how these are used in a personal or professional context

  • Interpret different TIM attitudes and skills and apply these to different scenarios

  • Develop key skills that lead to greater awareness and mindfulness in yourself and others

  • Critically reflect on how you evaluate, understand and interpret situations and events

  • Demonstrate and apply key TIM attitudes and skills to a personal or professional context

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for health and social care practitioners including nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, and psychologists who work with people who have experienced trauma.

It will also be beneficial for teachers, childcare workers, youth workers, and pastoral workers who work with people suffering from trauma. Physiotherapists and yoga instructors who engage in body work with clients who have trauma symptoms may also benefit from this course.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in this course you just need an internet connection and a device to watch the course videos on and to either view online or download additional resources and materials.