This workshop will help educators and those in the helping professions work with regulating emotions, executive functions, understand and work with aggression, dissociation, and withdrawal. Making school environments trauma sensitive helps remove trauma as a barrier to learning and development. The foundational concepts of the workshop are trauma informed, body-centered, strength based expressive therapy practice, self-care, Indigenous cultural responsiveness and decolonization practice, and multicultural responsiveness.
Karen Wallace is an art therapist, artist, art instructor, educator, author and focusing trainer. She lives and works in Regina, SK and Denman Island, BC, where she has a private practice with adults and children specializing in trauma work. She teaches in educational psychology, social work and early childhood education at University of Regina and art therapy for WHEAT.