Applied Trauma-Informed Leadership


Applied Trauma-Informed Leadership - Online Course

Practices for a Culture of Radical Care
For people who want to Become an acupuncture point for trauma-informed care in their organisation

June 27-Oct 2 2024


The Trauma-Informed Culture of Care Course is a transformative experience of personal and collective healing in times when we feel polarized, exhausted and disempowered. 

You will learn how to create trauma-informed cultures that are based on the principle of care. 

This course will equip you with vital tools and frameworks to cultivate presence, resilience, and compassionate leadership within trauma-informed contexts. You will learn why understanding the neurobiology of trauma and the ethics of care becomes essential in navigating difficulties with empathy and wisdom. Learn techniques for self-regulation, relational attunement, and ethical restoration, enhancing your ability to respond adeptly to stress and trauma. 

Explore ancestral healing, collective trauma integration, and sustainability, deepening your capacity for ethical decision-making and inclusive practices. 

Join us to become an acupuncture point for trauma-informed care, fostering global healing architectures and ethical leadership. Embrace the future of responsive care and collective restoration. 


I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.  Maya Angelou


Tools for the cultivation of presence, resilience and spaciousness - nurturing our self-growth and ability to step into spaces where love and power meets

Tools and frameworks to refine our leadership and develop trauma-informed guidelines and healing architectures

Willingness to engage with ‘difficulties’ as the way, rather than in the way - cultivating curiosity and catalysing latent intelligence

Ability to engage more skillfully with team and community challenges, including the ability to recognize and respond more adequately to symptoms of stress and trauma

Increased capacity for relational and systems sensing - the ability to meet the communities, organisations and environments we serve with a higher level of response-ability

Capacity to lead from the future and use creativity and prototyping as strategic agile tools for collective restoration processes

All course session times are in CEST (Central European Summer Time) – You can use this Time Zone Converter to convert to another time zone.

Programme outline

All course session times are in CEST (Central European Summer Time) – You can use this Time Zone Converter to convert to another time zone.

Module 1: Understanding Context - Intention Setting & Personal Alignment

with Kosha Joubert & Maria Leister
Thu, Jun 27, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEST

Module 2: Befriending Self - Resourcing, Self-Regulation and Grounding

with Deb Dana
WED, JUl 3, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT

Module 3: Befriending Other - Attunement, Relational Sensing and Co-regulation

with Thomas Hübl
WED, JULY 10, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 4: Befriending Ancestry

with ?
THU, JULY 25, 2025 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 5: Befriending Humanity - Entering the Realm of Collective Trauma Integration

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THU, AUG 15, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 6: Befriending Life - Embedding ourselves in Embodiment, Earth and Emerging Future

THU, AUG 28, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 7: Life as Prayer - Attending to Liminal Spaces

THU, SEP 5, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 8: Moral Courage - The Process of Ethical Restoration

with louise marra
THu, SEP 12, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 9: The 4D Model of a Trauma-Informed Approach

with Flavia Valgiusti
wed, OcT 2, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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Module 10: Growing a Global Healing Architecture

with ?
THU, OcT 17, 2024 - 18:00-20:00 CEsT
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The course also includes:

  • 3 Integration Calls: Thu 18. Jul 2024, Tue 22. Aug 2024, Thu 19. Sep 2024 – 18-19:30 CEST

  • EXTRA:  

    • Befriending our Nervous System with Deb Dana 

      • 1. 13 July – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

      • 2. 14 July – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

    • Deep Performing Teams with Louise Marra 

      • 1. 7 Sept – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

      • 2. 8 Sept – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

    • Trauma-Informed Law with Flavia Valgiusti  

      • 1. 5 Oct – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

      • 2. 6 Oct – 18:00 – 20:00 CEST


You will receive a recording, transcript and handout after each session / German and Ukrainian: Recording and handout after each session


*Payment for the course is in Euros. The price in dollars will depend on the conversion rates on the day on which the  payment is being made.

All income from this course will support the non-profit work of the Pocket Project!

We encourage Women of Colour from the ‘Global South’, women from Ukraine and/or women who may have experienced systemic exclusion in their country of residence, and don’t currently have the resources to cover the costs of the Trauma-informed Leadership Course, to apply for a scholarship – the Pocket Project is sponsoring spaces for people like you! Welcome!! 

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Deb Dana

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives. Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory is applicable across the board to relationships, mental health, and trauma.  She delves into the intricacies of how we can all use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.  Deb is well known for translating PVT into a language and application that is both clear and accessible – and for her significant contribution, pioneering Rhythm of Regulation® methodology, tools, techniques and practices which continue to open up the power of PVT for professionals, and curious people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Deb can be contacted via her website at

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Louise Marra

Louise Marra is author and founder of ReRoot – a self and systems change book and social enterprise that helps create transformation through sewing ourselves back into the web of life.  She leads systems healing projects training leaders in restorative leadership and working with decolonisation processes.  She has been a leader in many sectors,  is trained in public policy, jungian psychology and is also a somatic therapist. See for the book, details of the self paced course, and upcoming live call.

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Kosha Joubert

Kosha Joubert serves as CEO of the Pocket Project. She holds an MSc in
Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author,
coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of
sustainable development, curriculum development and intercultural
collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has
been dedicated to the healing of divides and collective trauma ever
since. Kosha has received the Dadi Janki Award for engaging spirituality
in life and work and the One World Award for her work with the Global
Ecovillage Network. She serves as host and mentor on Thomas’ online
courses and as a co-host of
the Online Summit on Collective Trauma 2019-2023.

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Maria Leister

As a Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Maria Leister is responsible for the direction of HPRT’s strategic initiatives. Her broad background in trauma informs her specific teaching on issues related to human rights and bioethics in her role as director and faculty of HPRT’s Global Mental Health Program. In her work, she draws on her background in organizational change strategy and business development at Kotter International, a management consulting firm. As the director of Harvard Law School’s Harvard Defenders, a criminal defense program for indigent people in the Boston area, Maria experienced first-hand the traumatic impact of systemic oppression on communities of color and poor communities and the moral obligations owed to the most vulnerable in our society. A Master’s candidate at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics, Maria received her JD from Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law and a fellowship with Harvard University’s Administrative Fellows Program.


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Rola Hallam

Rola Hallam, MD pioneers a new vision for humanitarian aid delivery in war zones. She is an award-winning consultant anesthetist, humanitarian, human rights advocate, and social entrepreneur. Hallam is the founder and CEO of CanDo, a not-for-profit social enterprise pioneering a fresh locally led approach to humanitarian action, enabling local medics and aid workers to provide lifesaving health services to their war-devastated communities. Working with various Syrian-led NGOs, she played an integral part in building seven hospitals in Syria, including the first-ever crowd-funded hospital.

Hallam is regarded as a global thought leader advocating for the cessation of targeting of civilians in war zones, the protection of medical neutrality, and the localization of aid. She is the first Syrian TED Fellow.

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