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Center for Trauma and Embodiment presents the

International Conference
on Trauma & Embodiment

April 5 - 7, 2024 • 100% Online • ASL Accessible
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International Conference
on Trauma & Embodiment

April 5 - 7, 2024
100% Online
ASL Accessible

Register Today
Become a Sponsor
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Healing on a Global Scale

Center for Trauma and Embodiment's annual conference brings together leaders in yoga, movement, fitness, mental health, & trauma care from around the world to share and explore innovations in trauma healing that center the body. 

Our international conference is sponsored by:

Healing on a
Global Scale

Center for Trauma and Embodiment's annual conference brings together leaders in yoga, movement, fitness, mental health, & trauma care from around the world to share and explore innovations in trauma healing that center the body. 

Our international conference is sponsored by:

Help make a difference for trauma survivors

Your ticket or donation supports our direct service initiatives for survivors of complex trauma, including veterans, indigenous communities, gender non-conforming youth, and refugees.

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Conference Hosts

Dave Emerson, YACEP
Co-Director

Founder of TCTSY; co-author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga; author of Trauma Sensitive Yoga In Therapy

Krystal Perez,
TCTSY-F
Certification Program Coordinator

Co-founder of Arme: Narrativa Psico-corporal; Licensed TCTSY Trainer
 

Center for Trauma and Embodiment has over 20 years of experience in developing body-first care models for complex trauma recovery. The annual conference is our largest fundraiser for our direct care initiatives for trauma survivors. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Keynote Speakers

Tiaki Coates

Tiaki is of Kāi Tahu tribal descent and has over 20 years experience leading culturally anchored transformative experiences for indigenous communities and organisations in Aotearoa.  In 2015, Tiaki co-founded Poutama Rites of Passage Trust to revitalise Māori initiation practices in the modern world.

 

Dr. Tiffany Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. She earned her PhD in Management and Organization at Pennsylvania State University, and her Masters of Human Resources & Industrial Relations (MHRIR) from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Marién Torres Lopéz

Marién is the founder of Taller Tambuyé, an organization that celebrates the art of Puerto Rican bomba—a musical form that is native to the island and deeply rooted in resistance.

Keynote
Speakers

Tiaki Coates

Tiaki is of Kāi Tahu tribal descent and has over 20 years experience leading culturally anchored transformative experiences for indigenous communities and organisations in Aotearoa.  In 2015, Tiaki co-founded Poutama Rites of Passage Trust to revitalise Māori initiation practices in the modern world.

 

Dr. Tiffany Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech.

Marién Torres Lopéz

Marién is the founder of Taller Tambuyé, an organization that celebrates the art of Puerto Rican bomba—a musical form that is native to the island and deeply rooted in resistance.

Conference Presenters
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Dates
Rates

In order to make the conference accessible to people in different time zones who may want to join live, we have expanded the schedule. We will also be making the recordings accessible for several weeks after the event.

Friday, April 5

5:30PM - 8:30PM EDT / 8:30AM - 11:30AM AEDT*
*Saturday April 6 for Australasia

Saturday, April 6

8:00AM - 1:00PM EDT / 1:00PM - 6:00PM BST

Sunday, April 7

8:00AM - 11:30AM EDT / 1:00PM - 4:30PM BST

RATES:

You are invited to reflect on your lived experience and access to resources when registering for this event, whether in relation to the pandemic, as a result of intersectional oppression, or otherwise.*

Sliding Scale Registration Fee: $59-99
Group Rate Available: Contact Us
ASL (American Sign Language) Accessible

*ASL registration available through March 15, 2024

Several sessions are eligible for CEU credit with Yoga Alliance (you must attend each session in its entirety to receive credit). Please see session descriptions for details.

*We acknowledge that many of our economic systems have been intentionally crafted to exploit the land and labor of indigenous people for centuries and that this impacts access to resources today. We know the same is true regarding systemic racism, which, in the United States, for example, historically exploited the free labor of people of African descent and continues to deny Black people full access to resources through unequal access to housing, educational opportunities, and the labor market to the present day. We also recognize that people not conforming to the gender binary or to heteronormativity have been intentionally excluded from employment and economic benefits for generations. The same applies to people with disabilities and more. We are so glad you are interested in our conference and we will not let economics be a barrier to entry.

Dates

In order to make the conference accessible to people in different time zones who may want to join live, we have expanded the schedule. We will also be making the recordings accessible for several weeks after the event.

Friday, April 5

5:30PM - 8:30PM EDT / 8:30AM - 11:30AM AEDT*
*Saturday April 6 for Australasia

Saturday, April 6

8:00AM - 1:00PM EDT / 1:00PM - 6:00PM BST

Sunday, April 7

8:00AM - 11:30AM EDT / 1:00PM - 4:30PM BST

Rates

You are invited to reflect on your lived experience and access to resources when registering for this event, whether in relation to the pandemic, as a result of intersectional oppression, or otherwise.*

Sliding Scale Registration Fee: $59-99
Group Rate Available: Contact Us
ASL (American Sign Language) Accessible

*ASL registration available through March 15, 2024

Several sessions are eligible for CEU credit with Yoga Alliance (you must attend each session in its entirety to receive credit). Please see session descriptions for details.

*We acknowledge that many of our economic systems have been intentionally crafted to exploit the land and labor of indigenous people for centuries and that this impacts access to resources today. We know the same is true regarding systemic racism, which, in the United States, for example, historically exploited the free labor of people of African descent and continues to deny Black people full access to resources through unequal access to housing, educational opportunities, and the labor market to the present day. We also recognize that people not conforming to the gender binary or to heteronormativity have been intentionally excluded from employment and economic benefits for generations. The same applies to people with disabilities and more. We are so glad you are interested in our conference and we will not let economics be a barrier to entry.

Conference Agenda
Conference Schedule

Fri Apr 05

Optional TCTSY Session

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM EDT

David Emerson, YACEP

David Emerson, YACEP

GROUP MOVEMENT EXPERIENTIAL

Welcome to the Conference!

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM EDT

David Emerson, YACEP, TCTSY-F David Emerson, YACEP, TCTSY-F

Jenn Turner, LMHC & David Emerson, YACEP

Center for Trauma & Embodiment's leadership team welcomes you to our fifth annual International Conference on Trauma & Embodiment.

Transforming Self through Indigenous Rites of Passage with Tiaki Coates

6:10 PM - 6:50 PM EDT

Tiaki Coates

KEYNOTE SESSION CULTURE TRAUMA

In 2015, Tiaki was searching for the key to achieving transformative change for Māori. He was guided by elders to uncover the ancient practice of rites of passage, a cornerstone of Māori culture that was almost entirely abandoned over 100 years earlier due to colonial suppression. Tiaki shares the incredible success story of Poutama Rites of Passage Trust and powerful indigenous wisdom that enables the healing of intergenerational trauma and transformation of identity.

Breathing with Country: Incorporating Ngardi Guwanda (Deep Listening) to Support Healing

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM EDT

Bianca Stawiarski

BREAKOUT SESSION EXPERIENTIAL CULTURE TRAUMA

Explore how to incorporate Ngardi Guwanda, an Australian First Nations Healing practice of deep listening, into supporting Plural Communities (people with lived experience of dissociative identity disorder) and other survivors of complex developmental trauma. We'll also discuss how to utilise this experiential practice for yourself and the people you support.


Neurodiversity & Trauma: Integrating Care Approaches

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM EDT

Dr. Rebecca Cockerton

BREAKOUT SESSION SCIENCE TRAUMA

Explore the intersection of neurodiversity and trauma, and what best-practice care looks like in this space.  Learning goals include: developing a foundational understanding of why neurodivergent people are more likely to experience trauma; understanding what neurodiversity-affirming care involves; and strategies that integrate neurodiversity-affirming care and trauma-informed care to create a safe healing environment.


Effectiveness of Third-Wave Psychotherapies with Evidence

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM EDT

Dr. Wendy Li

BREAKOUT SESSION MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE

This presentation explores the effectiveness of process- and mindfulness-based third wave psychotherapies, including mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY). Evidence from systematic review, meta-analysis and empirical studies has supported the effectiveness of these third-wave psychotherapies.

Embodied Meditation Exercise

8:00 PM - 8:20 PM EDT

David Emerson, YACEP

David Emerson, YACEP

GROUP MOVEMENT EXPERIENTIAL

Join CFTE co-founder and co-director, Dave Emerson, for a short, seated session that will offer some opportunities to engage and connect with your body at the start of the program. Effort will be made to make the forms available and accessible to all.

Wrapping Up Day One

8:20 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

David Emerson, YACEP, TCTSY-F

David Emerson, YACEP

Your ticket or donation supports our direct service initiatives for survivors of complex trauma, including veterans, indigenous communities, gender non-conforming youth, and refugees.

Tickets & Sponsorships
Make a Donation

Your ticket or donation supports our direct service initiatives for survivors of complex trauma, including veterans, indigenous communities, gender non-conforming youth, and refugees.

Tickets & Sponsorships
Make a Donation
Sponsorship Benefits

All sponsors will have their logo or name displayed on the event webpage, the registration page, and in our social media promotions, along with:

Power Lifters
$10,000+

Conference “Presented By"

20 full access tickets

Logo recognition in event materials

Logo in e-communication to attendees

Verbal recognition during the event

Offer “Promo Code” to attendees

Strength Builders
$5,000+

10 full access tickets

Logo recognition in event materials

Logo in e-communication to attendees

Offer “Promo Code” to attendees

Mindful Movers $2,500+

5 full access tickets

Choice Makers 
$1,000+

2 full access tickets

Engagers 
$500+

1 full access ticket

Download the Conference Sponsorship Guide
Become a Conference Sponsor
Sponsorship
Benefits

All sponsors will have their logo or name displayed on the event webpage, the registration page, and in our social media promotions, along with:

Power Lifters
$10,000+

Conference “Presented By"
20 full access tickets
Logo recognition in event materials
Logo in e-communication to attendees
Verbal recognition during the event
Offer “Promo Code” to attendees

Strength Builders
$5,000+

10 full access tickets
Logo recognition in event materials
Logo in e-communication to attendees
Offer “Promo Code” to attendees

Mindful Movers
$2,500+

5 full access tickets

Choice Makers 
$1,000+

2 full access tickets

Engagers 
$500+

1 full access ticket

Download the Conference Sponsorship Guide
Become a Conference Sponsor
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Your donation supports our direct service initiatives for people impacted by complex or historical trauma and PTSD, including veterans, indigenous communities, gender non-conforming youth, and refugees.

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