Thriving Beyond Complex Trauma

RE/ACT: Recovery Education for Addictions and Complex Trauma curriculum is available for purchase for industry professionals, counsellors, front-line workers, and support workers who are looking to enhance or improve their own teachings or practice with better knowledge of Complex Trauma and its effects regarding addictions and mental health.

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Curriculum Outline

Each week runs on a 5 day cycle where we cover learning, identifying and awareness on days 1-3, and tools, practice, and healing on days 4-5. Each module is submitted as a 5-20 page document with all relevant teaching aids included as attachments and images. Very little prep-work is required for each day of class work apart from the ongoing training and education from the presenter.

Phase 1 (4 weeks)

Week 1 (5 days)

  • Intro Into the Brain
  • 60 Characteristics of Complex Trauma (Part 1 #1-20)
  • Complex Trauma and the 12 Needs
  • Anger & Emotions
  • Relapse Warning Signs

Week 2 (5 days)

  • The Brain and Complex Trauma
  • 60 Characteristics of Complex Trauma (Part 2 #21-40)
  • Stages of Changes and Marks of Addiction
  • Conflict
  • Triggers, Mindfulness and Grounding

Week 3 (5 days)

  • Mental Health Issues
  • 60 Characteristics of Complex Trauma (Part 3 #41-60)
  • Resentments
  • Shame
  • Self-Care and Time Management

Week 4 (5 days)

  • Grief
  • Relationships, Red Flags, and Levels of Friendships
  • Relationships, Trust, and Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Supports

Phase 2 (8 weeks)

Week 1 (5 days)

  • Complex Trauma (Part 1)
  • Complex Trauma (Part 2)
  • Complex Trauma (Part 3)
  • Complex Trauma (Part 4)
  • Complex Trauma (Part 5)

Week 2 (4 days)

  • Shame (Part 1) – Uncovering
  • Shame (Part 2) – Lies
  • Shame (Part 3) – Inventory & Assessments
  • Shame (Part 4) – Healing

Week 3 (5 days)

  • Anger (Part 1) – Observations
  • Anger (Part 2) – Challenges
  • Anger (Part 3) – Style & Attitudes
  • Anger (Part 4) – Normalcy & Health
  • Anger (Part 5) – Healing

Week 4 (4 days)

  • Emotions (Part 1) – Understanding
  • Emotions (Part 2) – Tools
  • Emotions (Part 3) – Emotional Anorexia
  • Emotions (Part 4) – Lies & Healing

Week 5 (4 days)

  • Conflict (Part 1) – Understanding & Causes
  • Conflict (Part 2) – Unhealthy Techniques
  • Conflict (Part 3) – Learning Healthy Techniques
  • Conflict (Part 4) – Healing

Week 6 (5 days)

  • Relationships (Part 1) – Understanding
  • Relationships (Part 2) – Red Flags & Theory
  • Relationships (Part 3) – Codependency
  • Relationships (Part 4) – Dysfunctional Families
  • Relationships (Part 5) – Healing

Week 7 (4 days)

  • Boundaries (Part 1) – Introduction
  • Boundaries (Part 2) – Setting
  • Boundaries (Part 3) – Healthy Boundaries
  • Boundaries (Part 4) – Healing

Week 8 (4 days)

  • Grief (Part 1) – Introduction
  • Grief (Part 2) – Loss & Addiction
  • Grief (Part 3) – Recovering from Loss
  • Grief (Part 4) – Healing & Acceptance