Trauma in Women

How to Spot the Signs and Navigate Common Triggers as a Group Leader

With Cassandra Solano, LCSW

Tuesday September 29, 2020

Hosted by Flora Ware

It’s a sad reality that many women have experienced some kind of trauma. This can stem from childhood physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, intimate partner violence, mental health challenges, single traumatic events across the lifespan, or systemic oppression related to race or sexual orientation.

Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), experience a longer duration of traumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.

As a coach, healer, or group leader working with women, you are in a role that requires skill and sensitivity in this area. 

In this informative workshop with Cassandra Solano, Trauma-Informed Therapist and Women's Circle Leader, you'll learn how to spot the signs of trauma, navigate common triggers, and what to do when this comes up in your group programs, circles, and retreats.

This workshop is part of the Sacred Facilitators training program. It's being made publicly available to serve more group leaders and service providers on this important subject.

This workshop will help you:

  • Learn about the different types of trauma
  • Recognize when someone is in distress in group
  • Better manage when someone is sharing about their personal trauma and/or being triggered in the group.
  • Learn tools that will help if YOU are re-triggered in your trauma
  • Understand what it means to be "trauma informed" and hold safe space
  • Utilize mindfulness + embodiment to improve your own skill as a facilitator

Tuesday September 29
1pm PDT/ 4pm EDT

Replay will be sent by email to all registered if you cannot attend at this date & time.

What's Included:

~ 90 minute workshop, with time for Q&A

~ Video replay of the class

~ Written transcription

~ PDF copy of slide presentation

"When I first started facilitating workshops and women’s circles almost 20 years ago, I was totally clueless about trauma in women. I wasn't aware of common trauma triggers or how to best support the women I was working with. This workshop is the kind of training I WISH I’d had years ago, so I could be better prepared and informed on how to navigate this area, without going beyond my scope of practice. I now consider this ESSENTIAL EDUCATION for anyone in a service and leadership role supporting women."


Sacred Facilitators Program Leader

About Your Workshop Facilitator:

Cassandra Solano is a Latinx licensed clinical social worker in California and a conscious relationship coach. She has been counseling since 2006 in various settings from drug treatment to running a large mental health program serving the homeless and formerly incarcerated populations. She has a private practice serving individuals and couples online all over the world, helping them identify how their childhood trauma is impacting their adult relationships to get clarity and the love they want.

Cassandra is a sober mom of 3 plus one bonus kid, a survivor of childhood emotional abuse, domestic violence and is remarried after struggling for a decade in her first toxic marriage. She is also a graduate of Flora Ware's Sacred Facilitators program. She uses a mind body spirit approach in helping her clients and enjoys integrating psychology, neuroscience, ritual, and spirituality to help clients transform their lives.