The Healing Trauma Program

A Nine-Month Training to Regulate Your Nervous System, Embody Safety, and Become a Healing Presence

Learn from 13 of the world's leading trauma experts

Sará King PhD

Neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, critical theorist, medical anthropologist, and social entrepreneur.

Peter A. Levine

Peter A. Levine PhD

Developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic approach to healing trauma, and bestselling author of Waking the Tiger.

Thomas Hübl Author and Speaker

Contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and founder of the Academy of Inner Science.

Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, SEP

Artist, psychotherapist, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

Gabor Maté MD

Renowned speaker and bestselling author sought after for his expertise on addiction, stress, and childhood development.

Ruth King  

Founder of Mindful of Race Institute, LLC, and celebrated author, educator, and meditation teacher.

Deb Dana LCSW

Clinician and consultant specializing in complex trauma, and coordinator of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.

Konda Mason Activist and Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneur, activist, spiritual teacher, and cofounder/founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland.

Woman Stands Shining, Pat McCabe  

Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker.

Arielle Schwartz PhD

Clinical psychologist, author, consultant, therapist trainer, and developer of Resilience-Informed Therapy.

Judith Blackstone PhD

An innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality and creator of the Realization Process.

Susan Stiffelman MFT

Family therapist, credentialed teacher, and psychotherapist helping create harmony between families for over 30 years.

Jeffrey Rutstein, Program Host PsyD, CHT

A clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of trauma for the past 36 years.

Alter the way you relate to yourself. To the world. To your pain.

Trauma touches all of our lives—whether it is through natural disasters, war, acts of violence, early-life experiences, or even a car accident or major surgery. And right now we’re collectively experiencing the effects of traumatic events with global impacts. The pandemic, for example, ushered in a new experience of collective trauma … as well as being retraumatizing for so many.

And while the challenges of trauma are real—the anxiety, the fear, the stress, the worry—there is hope.

With The Healing Trauma Program, I invite you to participate in a transformational nine-month “blended learning” event combining virtual live sessions and self-paced learning to explore trauma—what it is, how it impacts us, and how we can cultivate skills to grow from adversity.

Featuring teachings and practices from some of the foremost names in trauma healing—including celebrated educators, researchers, and clinical practitioners—this program will give you the tools to deeply understand your responses to trauma, anticipate your triggers, and uncover the solid ground within you during times of upheaval. This program speaks to the pain, the trauma, the loss that was present from the pandemic, and also from all the events in our largely unstable world right now.

Devoting yourself to this program will be a gift to yourself and others—an enriching, life-changing training with effects that will ripple over generations. Therapists, educators, community leaders, massage therapists, yoga teachers, and other helping professionals will find the wisdom of this course to be invaluable: an important professional skill that allows you to teach and nurture others in a deeper, more compassionate way. Parents, volunteers, and community members at large will greatly benefit from becoming a healing presence and calming influence to friends, family, peers, and all they encounter.

I look forward to sharing this journey together.


The traumatization in the collective means that we grew up in a world where the water we were swimming in contained many trauma aspects that we normalized by living in that environment.

Thomas Hübl

Who should apply for the program?








Essential workers

Health professionals

Program participants will benefit from:

World-Renowned Faculty

Learn with a diverse faculty of experts drawing from their professional and personal experience to guide you through the curriculum.

Cutting-Edge Research

Benefit from the abundance of understanding and information that has resulted from the last two decades of research on trauma.

Skills, practices, and tools

Develop greater resiliency, inner peace, healthier relationships, and more—for self-healing and working with others.

Healing from all types of trauma

Explorations of the many types of trauma we encounter—intergenerational, personal, and collective.

Online learning

Access to over 30 hours of content—some live, some prerecorded—from the comfort and privacy of your personal space.

Monthly Office Hours

Two live Office Hours sessions with Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein for you to ask questions about the content or help address any struggles you may have along the way.

The Healing Trauma Program

A Nine-Month Training to Regulate Your Nervous System, Embody Safety, and Become a Healing Presence

Starts February 6, 2023

Enrollment open for a limited time

Three trimesters of enriching, empowering content

Our opening trimester explores the importance of being able to self-regulate your body in the face of aggravating experiences large and small. Instead of being held hostage to the whims of an activated or traumatized nervous system, we will explore deeply experiential practices that aim to transform your body’s response so that you feel more in control of every situation.

The Experts

Peter A. Levine, PhD — February

Founder of Somatic Experiencing® trauma recovery

Deb Dana, LCSW — March

Clinician and author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP — April

New York Times bestselling author and trauma specialist

Judith Blackstone, PhD — April

Author and founder of the Realization Process
Our second trimester explores trauma in relationships and how it impacts our ability to relate to ourselves and others. Because our bodies exist in one of two states—”protect” or “connect”—remaining in a “protect” state inhibits our ability to create deep, meaningful relationships.

The Experts

Deb Dana, LCSW — May

Clinician and author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Sará King, PhD — June

Neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, critical theorist, medical anthropologist, and social entrepreneur

Konda Mason — July

Social entrepreneur, activist, spiritual teacher, and cofounder/founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland
Our final trimester encompasses healing those around us. As humans, we are constantly sending signals of safety or danger—and picking up on the signals of others. Therefore, in order to rise above the more defensive states of trauma, we must practice sending safer signals as we move toward collective healing.

The Experts

Arielle Schwartz, PhD — August

Clinical psychologist, EMDR and somatic therapist

Ruth King — September

Author, educator, and founder of Mindful of Race Institute

Thomas Hübl — October

Spiritual teacher, author, and founder of the Academy of Inner Science

Join the Waitlist

Enrollment for the inaugural class has closed. We will begin accepting applications for the next Healing Trauma Program class in October 2022. 

Please fill out the form below to be added to the waitlist and be one of the first to find out when enrollment is open again!

How do I apply?

If accepted, your credit card will be charged based on the payment plan you select in your application.

Questions? We're here for you!

Please see the FAQ page for answers to the most common questions about the Healing Trauma Program.

Not the world, not what’s outside of us, but what we hold inside traps us. We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.

Gabor Maté, MD



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