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TSC5001 Foundations of Trauma Studies

Course Description

This course introduces students to the biological, psychological, developmental and cultural factors that contribute to stress and trauma and provides an overview of the personal, biological and systemic impacts of trauma. Students will become familiar with the foundational concepts within trauma theory, will examine impressed to stress reduction, trauma management techniques and will explore the concepts of resourcing and resilience. Techniques that will be introduced are progressive relaxation, meditation, mindfulness practices, visualization, autogenic and somatic techniques such as breath work, grounding, movement practices, conscious selfregulation and emotional, spiritual and somatic resources.