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Eliciting Trauma : Structure of Addiction & Healing Pathway

About the programme

Eliciting trauma is a two day certification course aimed at skill development and understanding how the memory of trauma affects relations and day to day functioning of the client. The unique part of this certification is that it shares with its participants (a) how to elicit the difference between the event and its memory, (b) desensitisation of overwhelming emotions and unwanted resources (c) bring movement and change in those parts of the body where there were somatic installations (d) a supervision group. This course is a supervised session filled with skills and tools for those who want to add trauma informed working approaches with their clients. The approach is humanistic, empathic, and at the same time anchored & grounded in approaches of Neurolinguistics and Gestalt Psychotherapy. This course is highly recommended to those with a prior understanding of counselling, psychology or any professional modality like Gestalt, Neurolinguistics, CBT, REBT, Hypnosis, etc. This is not an entry-course, so a background in the subject is essential. 

The impact of the memory of the unwanted event (trauma) interferes in various parts of the client's life creating dependency, behavioural shifts, and unhealthy associations. This course is directed at bringing a better understanding of the interplays of insecure attachment styles, addiction, shame, guilt, and grief

The Course also prepares its students with appropriate intervention tool kit & status examination which they can refer to if needed, and to work co-operatively with other practitioners and professionals.

Objectives of the Certificate Programme:
The educational objectives of this course are as follows:

  • Increase effectiveness & efficiency in the intervention process (counselling, therapy).

  • Understand the difference between memory of the events & flashes that trigger that event.

  • Moving on the client's timeline & bringing movement in their somatic experiences.

  • Develop awareness and sensitivity about the client's experience towards the client's experience, to build rapport & install anchors.

  • Develop personal qualities and competencies to plan and engage in relevant support and supportive interventions.

  • Distinguish between strong unwanted driving associations like shame, guilt, insecure attachments, abandonment, abuse, etc. before beginning the work.


  • Neurobiology of Trauma/how Trauma impacts specific areas of the brain.

  • How Trauma overloads the brain & takes away its coping ability.

  • PTSD & its impacts on daily functions.

  • Creating a resilient anchor to access in the face of adversity.

  • Trauma sensitive probing (holding), micro-skills of silence, empathy, & listening.

  • Each of the above pre-work topic comes with intext questions (MCQs or subjective based on the nature of the topic). These are merely indicative, and not for evaluation purposes.

  • There would be a 50-mark final paper at the end of the pre-work. Again, this would be merely indicative, and not for evaluation purposes.

  • The pre-work and its assessments are required to attend the basic class on counselling skills and approaches.

Class Syllabus :

1. Day One

  • Module one  :

    • Eliciting the flashes prior to the trigger.

    • Sensory acuity & representation. 

  • Module two :

    • Understanding the three universal human modeling processes (Generalisation, Deletion, & Distortion), so as to restore the lost symmetry, align breath and check ecology.

    • Somatic release of muscle memory (movement & matrix).

2. Day Two

  • Module three :

    • {Visual (auditory) - kinaesthetic} - dissociation. 

  • Module four :

    • How to conduct Trauma-sensitive therapeutic session for emotional regulation (freedom).

    • Understanding toxic shame & guilt due to archetypal death of the parent & how to work through it.

    • Impact due to losses- in emotion, function & person.

    • Resolution through expression.

Evaluation and certification

  • One peer review lab with the chief moderator and peer reviewer

  • One literature review

  • Six mandatory practice sessions based on basic skills of Trauma intervention.

  • Written integration paper (objective and subjective)

  • Personal Therapy session (optional)

The evaluation will be conducted 30 days after the live session. Participants will be conveyed the date & timing of the same in advance.

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Learner Outcomes:

By the end of the programme, the learners will be able to:

  • Hold space for the client through a neuroclean approach of mindfulness.

  • Navigate the clients to explore their flashes.

  • Employ the systematic probing approach to bring safety as the client explores their crashes & unresourceful states.

  • Work in ecology & congruence to distort emotions to uncover learning of self & other resources.

  • Understand the academic & experiential impacts of Trauma on relation.

  • Draw parallel & relation between the addict & addiction.

  • Elicit somatic installation & release it in the matrix by holding & movement.

Please Note: This course is a complement, not a replacement, for clinical trauma therapy. It is not positioned to substitute the critical role of clinical psychology or psychiatry. It does not address trauma in its clinical form, nor does it engage with clinically treated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This course uniquely focuses on behaviours that emerge as coping mechanisms due to past incidents. It is tailored for coaches, counsellors, and other practitioners in this field, aiming to help them decipher behaviours of escape and avoidance. By unearthing the less obvious somatic responses and behavioural choices, participants will be equipped to distinguish which elements they should not interact with.

Skills Lab:

  1. Focused practice on calibrating installation of impact in LSIP.

  2. Intervention skills through sensitivity, compassion, listening, silence, & empathy.

  3. Working with GDD associations & dissociations.

  4. Installation of tactile anchors.

  • Learn about the installation of trauma & how we respond to flashes, triggers, & stimuli.

  • Have an additional skill in their counselling perspective.

  • Learn about how memory of the past impacts (trauma), affects normalcy in day-to-day functioning, relating, & living.

Please note: This training program is not a certification for becoming a counsellor as it is in no way making you one. This is a skills training course for people who would like to add micro-skills to their practice from the domain of Neurolinguistics and Gestalt Psychotherapy.

This qualification is intended for candidates who want to:

Date : 22nd and 23rd June, 2024
Time : 9am to 7:30 pm (21 hours)

Location : Andheri, Mumbai & Online (Zoom)
Intake: 30 participants
Eligibility : A background in counselling, psychology or any professional modality like Gestalt, Neurolinguistics, CBT, REBT, Hypnosis, etc.
Medium of Instruction: English

Age: 23 and above

Upcoming Batch in June 2024

The course fee for two day course on Eliciting Trauma is for INR. 21000 (all incl.).
Early bird registration fee, INR 15
000 (all incl.) for first 20 registrations. After 20 registrations the fee will be Rs. 18000.

Program Fees & Enrollment

About the Facilitators

Anil Thomas

Anil is an internationally certified NLP Master Practitioner and Gestalt Therapist. He owes his therapeutic skills to Dr. Richard (Dick) McHugh; SJ. Ph.D.

Anil is a mentor for the 'International Journal of Neurolinguistics & Gestalt Psychology' (IJNGP)


Anil conducts the 'Global Certification Courses' based on the Classic (original) code, integrating the depth alchemy of New code and the 3rd description. He has authored more than 10 books in the space of Neurolinguistics, Mental Health, and Gestalt Therapy. To date, Anil practices therapy and conducts LAB sessions with the Master Practitioners, allowing him to continue to contribute and learn simultaneously.

Co-facilitator, Moderator & Peer Review Panel


Aarti Asrani

Aarti is a TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Law Of Attraction & Consciousness Coach, NLP & Gestalt Master Practitioner, Psychotherapist, & a Health & Wellness Consultant. With over 24 International Certifications in her field, she has authored four books.


Aarti has helped people across the globe to overcome health, life, and emotional issues like finance, stress, migraine, depression, separation, vertigo, anxiety, fear, addictions, and more.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Eliciting Trauma: Structure of Addiction & Healing Pathway
The paid fees is not transferable to another batch or cannot be used by another person. Please review the course before enrolling for it.
  1. The early bird discount fee is Rs 15000 (all incl).
  2. To confirm the registration participants are expected to make the minimum payment of Rs 5000 (non-refundable)
  3. To get the pre-work access it is mandatory to make the minimum payment of Rs10000 of the total fee (non-refundable after the pre-work access shared)
  4. No refund will be processed against cancellations after 12th June, 2024.

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