Trauma-Informed Personal Training Certificate Program

The Trauma-Informed Personal Training Certificate Program offers attendees an opportunity to fine tune their practices to acknowledge underlying trauma that impacts the client’s ability to engage in traditional personal training methods.

6 hours

Level One

Participants will:

  • Gain new knowledge of trauma related terminology
  • Gain knowledge of survival responses to trauma.
  • Understand the difference between Interoception, Proprioception, and Exteroception.
  • Increase understanding of embodied movement
  • Understand basic concepts pertaining to trauma-informed training
  • Understand the difference between embodied movement and traditional exercise.
  • Increase knowledge of trainer bias and trainer role related to working with traumatized clients
6 hours

Level Two

Participants will:

  • Understand and Apply the "Window of Tolerance" to Personal Training. 
  • Learn and apply the "Trauma-Informed Assessment Tool"
  • Learn and apply SUDS scaling to trauma-informed personal training programming.
  • Understand the basic components of Trauma-Informed Programming
  • Know when to refer out of your organization
  • Understand how to hold organizational and personal boundaries
6 hours

Level Three

Participants will:

  • Increase understanding of dissociation and how to recognize it in personal training
  • Receive advanced instruction on the neurobiology of trauma and the impact on embodied movement 
  • Learn about the nervous system and how trauma impacts someone’s ability to engage in personal training 
  • Understand the body’s responses to trauma and how they show up in personal training
  • Understand challenges with nutrition and eating behaviors connected to trauma
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Meet your Presenter:
Emily Young, LCSW-C, NSCA-CPT

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). Emily majored in Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park and then graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Emilly’s career both clinically and within the personal training field has focused on integrating trauma-informed embodied interventions with her clients. Emily is a co-creator and the lead presenter of the Trauma-Informed Personal Training (TI-PT) Certification program through Hope Ignited Training. Hope Ignited is an evidence-supported and trauma specific training company that specializes in connecting providers and businesses to trauma-specific approaches to business administration and service provision. This certification program has been peer-reviewed as an evidence-supported training program and is under review for continued education units.

Emily’s professional career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional grounds her from a unique foundational perspective to train other personal trainers to become skilled in assessing trauma and becoming a Trauma-Informed Personal Trainer. Emily currently works for Anchored Hope Therapy, a highly specialized trauma-specific mental health private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. She is the in-house specialist for Grief and Trauma Therapy. She also holds certificates in Complicated Grief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. As a personal trainer, Emily holds certificates in program design through the Brookbush Institute and TRX Functional Training through TRX, and is a Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor. She integrates evidence-supported training methods with her clients with the knowledge and skill-set to also assess how trauma impacts the personal training relationship.

Emily believes cultivating awareness of embodied movement and integrating trauma history assessments within the traditional personal training dynamic is important for quality client care.  Emily is passionate about supporting and teaching trainers in understanding the impact of trauma on the body and how the traumatized body moves and engages both in the world and within the personal training relationship. In her career as a Personal Trainer, Emily strives to combine her professional skills and specializes in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma.

Program Cost

Individual Participants

Other training programs have adapted a Sliding Scale Model to increase access to trauma-informed training programs. In an effort to support access to this training we are offering this training using scaled pricing and two-payment options.
 
*Adapted from the Somatic Experiencing Institute via expertise from Reverend angel Kyodo Williams*
 
Rebalancing Access Pricing
For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for others to help rebalance systemic inequity.
$1200 One Time Payment
$600 Two Payments
 
Fair Access Pricing
For those with sufficient financial resources and who can pay fair value for their experience. 
$1050 One Time Payment
$525 Two Payments
 
Supported Access Pricing 
For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community.
$900 One Time Payment
$450 Two Payments 
 

Organizations

Special rates are available for organizations with 10 or more participants.

How to Enroll

TI-PT Enrollment November

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 5 @ 4:00 pm
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TI-PT April 2022 Enrollment

April 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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TI-PT August 2022 Enrollment

August 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - August 5, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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