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Fundamentals in Trauma-Informed Approaches Course

Holistic tool-kit for robustness in these times

Pre-recorded Course 


Are you wishing to have more understanding of trauma-informed approaches, tools and modalities?

Would you like to dip your toe in to gain a larger holistic understanding of different modalities before deciding to specialise?

Would you like to gain a steady understanding so that you can get your head round things and be supported by experienced practitioners…?


The Overview

Due to the times we are in, most people have experienced some form of trauma in their life. Some would say we live on a trauma planet and indeed many people remain dislocated from the Higher Potential because of unresolved Core traumas.

In this course, we offer an overview to numerous trauma-informed therapies, tools and approaches to give you a multi-layered understanding of how trauma can be tackled from different vantage points and with diverse client needs. The course will give you an overview of specific modalities and BASIC level tools to assist alleviating less severe traumas to enable clients who are waiting for professional referrals to at least begin to work with daily overwhelm, dysregulation and dissociation. The course is intended as an overview to help practitioners and those interested in working through their own wounds to gain a basic understanding of trauma, to work on themselves AND to tune into what form of professional training they might seek in the future. It is a valuable bridging tool in exemplary circumstances and does not substitute full training in a specific discipline or qualification.

Structure of the course

Recordings of live sessions of the course. There is an optional donation based practice session.

Participants will also occasionally receive bonus presentations and signposting to enable them to gain a more holistic view, especially of the teachings of Victoria Padma Khandro. Therefore there are supplementary free transmissions for interested participants in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and Trauma-informed therapy that you may find helpful in working through a radical psychology of the mind while undertaking the course.

Provisional Overview and Schedule

Theme: Preliminary Tools to help relief overwhelm and gain ‘processing capacity’ Pranayama – the key of the breath
Facilitator: Victoria Padma Khandro  

Breath is the key to life. The first thing we do when we come into this world and indeed also the last. The ancient practice of Pranayama is not just ‘breathwork’ it is a lifeline – a way of clearing anxiety, balancing the mind, boosting the immune system and much more!

Victoria Padma Khandro is an advanced pranayama teacher. In this training (with free bonus videos to deepen your knowledge set) she will share some important teachings on the amazingness of prana life force. Victoria will teach some foundational breaths that can be utilised safely with clients with various disorders, traumas and physical ailments. These practices alone will help people to feel a boost in mood and well-being and are a stepping stone to some profound life-changing practices for those who feel called to explore pranayama further.

Theme: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Recapitulation
Facilitator: Andelita Woosman & Victoria Padma Khandro

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping is an energy modality working directly with the nervous system and is one of the fastest ways Angelita uses to change how clients feel. Ongoing studies with veterans suffering from PTSD have demonstrated the benefits of using tapping with significant results.

Combined with a knowledge of the polyvagal theory, quantum physics and more, tapping can be used quickly and efficiently to assist the body and mind to release trauma and help to disconnect any triggers that may be affecting us.

Theme: TRE and the PSoas muscle
Facilitator: Christian Platts & Victoria Padma Khandro

The Psoas muscle is one of the most controlling muscles in the body. Birth trauma, physical/emotional abuse, impact to our body all gets recorded in the firing patterns of this muscle; as such it is always ready to assist us to fight flight or freeze. It’s control can be the underpinning cause for most of our digestive/urinary/fertility/ immune complaints. Learning to relax this muscle is key to our well-being.

Victoria Padma Khandro will also discuss TRE – Trauma Release Exercises in the context of the Psoas with Christian.

The following sessions in the subsequent months are provisionally scheduled in as:

Dealing with Fragmentation
Overview of Trauma – VPK and guests
IFS, Sub personalities and Parts work – VPK
IFS and Self energy – VPK

Basics of Trauma Theory
Fundamentals of Trauma – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Implicit Memory – VPK
Fundamentals of Trauma – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, neuro plasticity and Neural pathway re-wiring

Trauma resourcing
‘Core self’ – CRM, Buddhist techniques and the Ancient and Novel cross-section of trauma resourcing. An introduction to Kalachakra Tantra.

We will work with the needs of the group to ensure we are providing teachings that cater for your needs and interests as the constellation becomes clear.


Theme: Mapping Overwelming and opening up to trauma recover

Whilst this session is an informal and educational session linked to our newly launching Trauma course it’s also great as autumn sets in to share whats what for people.

In the session, we’ll be offered some vantage points to help us ride our processes and know when and what sort of interventions might help.

We are more focused on tools, Self work, sub personalities, basic dissociation etc….

Course Co-ordinator & Facilitators

Victoria Padma Khandro

Victoria Padma Khandro grew up in N.Ireland during the Troubles and this catalysed her passion and interest for alleviation of suffering through trauma from a young age. She began international aid in Romanian orphanages from 17 and teaching children in deprived areas from 18. Her academic studies were focused deeply on cultures of inequality and led through a PGDip and MA to a doctorate with a major focus on trauma theory. Somewhat disillusioned with the ‘ivory tower’ Victoria had been studying counselling and energy medicine whilst working with refugee groups during her doctorate time and she soon left the University setting to set up an NGO focusing on fundraising through arts events to provide funding for displaced peoples.

Victoria Padma Khandro then project managed, secured funding and co-ordinated numerous innovative projects in inner city areas, prisons, gang areas, favelas etc from UK to Americas, learning greatly about the human condition and different forms of trauma and suffering throughout her 13 year period of deep nomadism. She has also trained professionally in numerous trauma-informed modalities including IFS, CRM, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Energy Medicine and Counselling. She also took an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology with specialism in indigenous science, shamanism, eco-psychology, consciousness studies and psychedelic therapy.

In 2016 she pioneered the Wounded Healer Trauma Healing Blueprint in Manchester with a wide array of holistic practitioners and psychotherapists. In recent years Padma Khandro has been deepening a holistic integrated practice with clients and students to enable them to gain inner autonomy and insight around how their systems work which covers basic trauma insights, shamanic, ancestral and quantum work to high multidimensional teachings. Padma Khandro is a practitioner of Kalachakra Tantra – Highest Yoga Tantra for World Peace, studying with Khentrul Rinpoche and the Dzokden organisation, and this also factors deeply in the teachings and messages she shares.

Angelita Woosnam


Angelita has a passion for working with young children to empower them to be emotionally resilient and better able to deal with the energies and stresses of today. With an interest in assisting families to be trauma aware and ultimately trauma free, she has studied the effects of ACES on the mind, body and spirit.

Angelita Woosnam is a holistic practitioner, Reiki Master teacher, community worker and workshop facilitator living in North West England.

She has lived experience of childhood domestic violence and the resulting trauma has given her insights into the impact of trauma on the affected individual physically, emotionally and mentally.

With over 20 years accumulated knowledge Angelita delivers workshops intended to raise awareness of the effects of stress and trauma on the body and mind thereby equipping participants with tools to help them to be stress and trauma free.

She is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, an Effective Listener and has just completed a course in understanding ACES in relation to childhood development.

Christian Platts

Christian Platts has been a practicing body worker for 20 years and has taught thousands of students over the years in the profound control the Psoas can have on the body and the mind.


Course contribution

£188-333 for the full programme. Including: 9 sessions. Each session runs on a 90 minute plus 30 min Q and A basis.

Participants contributing more than £222 of the sliding scale will receive:
– One free quantum transfiguration group session place
– One free practical tool kit session
– A copy of the ‘Language of Consciousness’ presentation which enables you to understand the universal principles to work through certain modalities and dimensions
– A 20-minute Combined Mayan astrology reading with Padma Khandro that shows some of your ancestrally inherited qualities, and your future roles and numerology plus your ‘awakened’ potential role. These readings literally enable people to shake off stories and traumas that no longer serve their new persona

If you register for the whole course you will also receive special extra resources from Victoria Padma Khandro, recordings of the sessions and invitation to monthly donation-based experiential sessions led by PKV or one of our affiliated practitioners.

This means you can be part of a compassionate constellation for a gestation. Extra resources you are likely to receive are other practice videos, related teaching materials and signposting to practitioner who offer affordable teaching, therapy or workshops on the related subject. You will be included in an intentional mindstream for your highest outcomes during the gestation and can expect to see a quickening in your own development as you will not only be in a nurturing learning environment but also in a psycho-spiritual space for quickening your progress.

We will be able to set up referrals and sessions with PKV and other experienced practitioner if you require these.

Experiential sessions £16 per session.

On top of the course teachings, you are invited to come on a monthly basis to expand your toolkit. These are optional opt-on sessions and are related to the topic we explored each month. It’s a great way to interact with other course members and gain working application of tools. These will be approximately 90 min long.

Drop ins.

If you feel you already have covered a lot of the material but wish for teachings in some particular areas of the course you may come for a specific session.

Sliding scale £25 -£33 per drop in which includes a recording of the session and some relevant follow on teachings as relevant.

Can I test the water?

You are welcome to test the water to see if this immersion is for you by donating £25 for the first, second or third session – September to November and then if you wish to take the full programme you can deduct this from £188-333. If you attended eg in October and opt-in, you’ll receive recordings and resources from previous months.

Payment Plans

We will accept payment plans. Please contact Madalena at to set this up. You will be required to keep her updated as to your timely payment dates.

Please note that proceeds from this course that exceed the base covering of costs will go to supporting the creation of a Dharma Stars Rejuvenation Temple for healing and rehabilitation.

If uptake of the course is substantial and you are benefitting from it we have an option to run it as an accreditation in future times. Your registration this time will be possible to carry over and for you to pay an upgrade fee to cover extra tuition, marking and accreditation costs.

Payment details

Please understand that we are to receive the full value – transaction fees are your responsibility.

If paying with PayPal, please select ‘Friends and Family’ option

– If you require a payment plan you need to arrange this with Madalena
– Payment details ‘your name’ and ‘trauma course’ and then if on Payment plan write ‘1’ etc if it’s your first payment and so forth so we can easily keep track of your contributions
– Payments to Bank – Natwest – Ethical Solutions – 46109854 OR paypal

We look forward to sharing these teachings and modalities with you at this important time!

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