1. What are the prerequisites for taking the Tapping out of Trauma online training?
In order to get the most out of this training, you must have a working knowledge of EFT. It is not necessary that you are “certified” but that you have a foundational understanding of EFT/Tapping and have utilized it on yourself and or others. Otherwise you will find yourself quickly behind on many concepts.
2. Do I have to view each module at a specific time or are they available 24/7?
Each new module is released for 8 consecutive Friday mornings and remains available for viewing at your own timing and remains accessible until 2 weeks after the final (8th) module is released. Given that students attend from around the world in many time zones, this has been found to be the optimal delivery format.
3. Does this course offer a certification?
You will not have the ability to say you are trauma certified in any such matter after taking this course, though you will receive a certificate of attendance upon course completion.
4. Can I obtain CEs (Continuing Education Credits) for taking this course? (see bottom of page for complete detailed professional offerings)
Yes! We have been approved to offer 19 hours of CE credits through NASW, the National Association of Social Workers, a prestigious continuing education organization through which many professions accept their CE approval status, and through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (specifically approved for Marriage and Family Therapists MFTs and Registered Nurses, RNs). There are additional requirements for CEs that include a separate $25 fee, a weekly course brief summary report for each of the 8 modules and the passing of a final course examination. Upon successful completion, a CE certificate will be awarded.
5. How much time will this course require of me?
Each of the 8 module video webinars are 60 minutes in duration. There are 3 sixty minute Q and A calls during the course. Additional reading/viewing/study on average require 1-2 hours of work per week.
6. How do I access the Q and A calls and are they recorded?
All “calls” are recorded and the links are posted shortly after the completion of the call so that you can access them at your own timing.
7. What if I don’t complete all the viewing/reading materials during the course?
You are given an additional 2 weeks to have access to the videos. They are not downloadable. You will be able to download all supplemental reading materials and PDFs of all the slides used in the webinar. You will also be given the opportunity at a vastly reduced fee ($29/month) to continue on in the course and have continued access to the videos and access to the instructors through a private online forum.
8. Is participation in the Facebook private forum a requirement?
Yes it is. We have found this by far to be the most successful and easiest form of communication for this course. If you have privacy concerns, a pseudonym/anonymous Facebook identity can be used. It is an important part of the course as this is where updates, questions and answers and additional resources are continually posted.
9. Is this course easy to use for someone that feels technically challenged?
Absolutely! We have continued to work to make access incredibly simple. The webinar format is hosted on our Tapping out of Trauma.com website, password protected, and once logged in, is as simple as watching a YouTube video. You need to have a decent internet connection and preferably a computer that is not older than 5 years old for best results. Students need to possess basic computer skills such as; How to send and receive email. How to use a web browser. You should have a computer that has the following Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10, or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Please use the most recent version available for the browser you use (ie Chrome, Safari, etc.) and Adobe Flash Player.
10. What are the topics covered in each of the 8 modules?
As a result of this training you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following topics and have the ability to implement the teachings into your practice. Classes will consist of didactic teaching, experiential learning and include case study components.
Class 1 – Understanding the Physiology of Stress and Trauma.
Class 2 – Understanding Neuroregulation and the application of related techniques.
Class 3 – Working with the Interpersonal Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma.
Class 4 – Learning Client and Practitioner Resourcing and the use of Somatic Techniques for neuroregulation.
Class 5 – Learning the basics of the scope of Trauma (behaviors, emotions, cognitions and physical symptoms).
Class 6 – Incorporating Somatic Oscillation for the Processing of Trauma.
Class 7 – Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Complex Trauma and PTSD.
Class 8 – Understanding Vicarious Trauma. Knowing When and How to Refer to Trauma Specialists.
11. What resources do you recommend and refer to for further learning?
Book References (This list is a layperson’s guide to understanding trauma)
Cori, Jasmine Lee, Healing From Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life
Cornell, Ann Weiser, The Power of Focusing
Gerhardt, Sue, Why Loves Matters: How Affection Shapes A Baby’s Brain
Levine, Peter A, In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Levine, Peter A., Trauma and Memory; Brain and Body in A Search for the Living Past
Naparstek, Belleruth, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal
Rothchild, Babette, 8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery: Take Charge Strategies To Empower Your Healing
Scaer, Robert, The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency
Siegel, Daniel J. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
Sunderland, Margot, The Science of Parenting
Van Der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score
David Baldwin, http://www.trauma-pages.com/
Jon Kabat-Zinn, http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
Peter Levine, http://www.traumahealing.com/somatic-experiencing/
Stephen Porges, http://www.stephenporges.com/
Dan Siegel, http://drdansiegel.com/
Bessel Van der Kolk, http://www.traumacenter.org/