Trauma-Informed Practice for Healers: 4-part series with Naomi Bourassa


As awareness of trauma continues to grow, one might ask themselves, “How can I best serve individuals recovering from trauma?”

6 CEUs are available. Respiratory Care qualifies as well as the other professions listed below.

Submit your Profession and License number in this field for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Midwives and Dietitians in the State of Florida to add CEU credits and $15 fee. Contact our office for other states, professions and questions.

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Class Description

As awareness of trauma continues to grow, one might ask themselves, “How can I best serve individuals recovering from trauma?” While there are, of course, many evidenced based practices to effectively address trauma symptoms, trauma-informed practice can be applied to any discipline. Trauma-informed practice is a perspective rather than one specific approach. Trauma-informed practice is an ongoing study to better serve our clients.
This is a four part series class for herbalists and anyone who want to learn about trauma and how to better support their clients who are recovering from trauma. In this class, you will learn types of trauma, the effects of trauma, and trauma symptoms. We will review the research that studies the physiological effects of trauma. You will learn how you can better serve your clients who are recovering from trauma. We will discuss how to foster a safe space in your practice through effective communication. We will practice applying these principles within your practice while maintaining appropriate boundaries and remaining within your scope of practice to feel more competent and confident in providing quality care to your clients.


Class Objectives
To answer these questions:

  • What is trauma?
  • What are the physiological effects of trauma?
  • How to apply trauma-informed care into your practice?

Class Dates and Times:

  • Class 1 • September 29, 7pm
  • Class 2 • October 13, 7pm
  • Class 3 • October 27, 7pm
  • Class 4 • November 10, 7pm


Naomi Bourassa, LMT, MSW (she/her) is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Herbalist, and Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Orlando, FL. Naomi has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004, accumulating continuing education in several modalities including Thai Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. She provides an integrative approach to each session, offering education and self-care tools to each client depending upon their individual needs.

Naomi became a certified yoga teacher in 2010. She focuses on the basics and assists her students in cultivating body awareness. Naomi strives to offer yoga that is safe, inclusive and accessible to individuals of varying abilities. Naomi is passionate about offering trauma-sensitive yoga to allow her students to explore movement at their own pace. As a yoga student, Naomi has learned to respect her own boundaries and wishes to provide a safe space for her yoga students to establish and practice their personal boundaries to feel empowered and free.

Naomi graduated from the Community Herbalist program with the Florida School of Holistic Living in 2014. While she does not actively practice community herbalism, she loves to dabble with gardening and herbal medicine for her friends and family. She especially enjoys working with herbs to support the nervous system.

Naomi graduated from UCF with a Master’s in Social Work in August 2019. Naomi has been working in the field of social work since 2017 and has experience working with individuals who have a history of trauma. She has worked within in the LGBTQ+ community and has facilitated LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings to colleagues in the social work field and within the yoga community. Naomi focuses her counseling practice in addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms. She incorporates her 15+ years of experience in bodywork and mindfulness practices to offer coping skills and self-care tools to empower her clients.

Through practicing each individual modality, Naomi continues to cultivate a deeper understanding of working with the whole person to provide trauma-informed care.

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