Trauma-informed support for vulnerable people

IfJ CPD Courses

Event details


29 Jan 2024


Monday 13:30-16:30
Registration 13:15


Event Fees

Subsidised 3-hour course £ 25.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20

Course facilitator(s): Rachel Jones-Wild

Course facilitator(s) bio:

Rachel is an accredited Breathworks mindfulness trainer with nine years' experience in teaching mindfulness. She is also an integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

Course requirements: IfJ Member

Who is this course for: Professionals working with vulnerable people who want to learn more about mindfulness.

This course will be an experiential workshop to teach a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness. Participants will have a chance to learn mindfulness techniques for themselves and how to apply them to the vulnerable people you work with.

It would be useful, but not mandatory, to also attend the CPD course 'Mindset Training for Vicarious Trauma' on 27th February. Follow the link for more information. 

Course content:

This is an experiential workshop. There will be some theory and discussion about: 

  • definitions of mindfulness
  • definitions of trauma
  • a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness 

There will also be an opportunity to be led through guided meditations and mindful movements. 

Participants will be split into breakout rooms to practice leading short mindfulness interventions for one another. 

Course aims/objectives:

1. To have an understanding of what mindfulness is. 

2. To have an understanding of trauma-informed mindfulness and how this might differ to mainstream approaches. 

3. To gain experience in leading short interventions that can be used to help a vulnerable people become grounded when they are feeling distressed. 

Course method:

The workshop is run in the form of a small group training. The presenter will persent information and will invite high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Prepared slides/handouts guide the process rather than impart information. 

The following materials are provided: 

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Guidance for further reading
  • Bibliography

- Participants to log on 15 minutes prior to start of each session.

- It is required that all participants keep their cameras on throughout the workshop.

- Participants to complete online feedback form post workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking with 14 or more days notice, you will receive a full refund minus a £15 admin charge. If you cancel your booking with less than 48 hours' notice, we are unfortunately unable to offer a refund. However, you may substitute another delegate or transfer to another course by giving IfJ at least 24 hours’ notice.

In exceptional circumstances IfJ reserve the right to issue a full refund. Please inform us at the time of cancellation of your particular reason for cancelling. If you wish to cancel or change your booking, please do so by emailing:

We will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within two working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within seven days of refund confirmation.

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants. If the minimum number is not met, IfJ reserve the right to cancel the course with at least two weeks' notice and a full refund will be issued.