Trauma Informed Practice (TIP): A Basic Toolkit For Sexuality Practitioners

Date(s) - 2nd July - 3rd July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Central location in Bristol (BS8)


Learning to be a safe and skilled practitioner requires an awareness of trauma. This weekend workshop has been devised to help you develop awareness and offers guidance on how to hold a trauma informed safe container for your clients. Essential information for active and aspiring sexuality practitioners.


During the weekend, you will learn about:

  • Definitions of Trauma and Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)
  • A step-by-step approach to holding space that helps keep clients safe
  • Polyvagal Theory basics
  • How to spot trauma responses (and what to do about them)
  • How and when to refer a client on

This is not a personal trauma healing event, however there will be the opportunity to explore some of your personal material to help you develop an embodied understanding of the course content.


You will leave the course with a road map to working with clients that includes:

  • Agreeing boundaries and consent
  • Establishing safe anchors
  • Awareness of your own reactions
  • Recognising response states of the autonomic nervous system
  • Trauma response first aid
  • Getting the right support for the work you do

This workshop is for active and aspiring practitioners. In order to join, please complete the application form below.



The course fee is £330. This can be made in three monthly instalments of £110, plus a small additional charge to cover payment processing fee (1.4% + 20p).

If you are drawn to this workshop and the cost is out of reach, please apply and ask for a bursary place. We have one available for this weekend.


Your Facilitator

Bhavani is grounded, passionate and playful. As a child she could usually be found dancing or out somewhere in nature, often both at the same time. She has followed many paths, having a career in finance whilst exploring her deeper self through learning and teaching practices such as; macrobiotic cooking and philosophy, meditation, bioenergetics, rebirthing, women’s circles, tantra and relationship anarchy.

She now runs her trauma informed private therapy practice with a strong focus on embodiment and mindful regulation of the nervous system. She works primarily with individuals and couples dealing with sex and intimacy issues and has a particular expertise in working with women who experience vaginal pain. Her qualifications and training include psychosexual somatics, couples and other relationship therapy, vaginal steam facilitation and Belly2Belly practice. She also holds a diploma in integrative supervision.

In 2021 she became co-founder of Women’s Inner Leadership Ltd, an organisation offering accredited coaching training, professional supervision and CPD events to therapists, focusing on the topics of Love, Sex, Money, Power and Consciousness.

Bhavani has two young adult sons and lives in the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire (UK).

Gayatri will be in attendance and supporting Bhavani in this essential work.


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