Baratang Training Courses

Baratang Training Courses


Training courses

Empowering communities

Baratang offers numerous courses which are facilitated both online or in person.

Each course has primary focuses on trauma and Emotional First Aid Training. Some of the courses are geared specifically for teachers while others are aimed at both learners and teachers.

You can view the courses offered in more detail below:

Course — 1

Online Self Care: Emotional First Aid for Teachers and Parents

This introductory trauma-informed interactive lecture uses simple and easy healing methods based on principles from neuroscientific evidence.

1 hour session

Course — 2

Online Introduction to Healing Arts: Pedagogy for Arts teachers and facilitators

This introductory experiential lecture uses simple and easy healing arts methods based on neuroscientific principles and trauma-informed pedagogy.

2 hour session

Course — 3

Online Emotional First Aid for Teachers and Parents

This online course provides an extensive and comprehensive look at the tools and techniques you could use on easing stress and trauma in children, as teachers. You learn to support children who cannot function, learn or play by understanding:

  • The nature of trauma
  • The cause of trauma
  • The progression of trauma
  • Trauma metaphors
  • What you can do about relieving and stabilizing the effects of trauma

The online course also offers a collaborative sharing moment on a social media platform of practical games and tools demonstrating how to address the wounds of trauma in children and how to create safe and brave spaces.

3 hour sessions x 2

Course — 4

In-person Emotional First Aid for teachers and learners

This course provides a neuroscientific frame for how to use healing arts methods in classroom situations. Teachers experientially learn hands-on teaching methods with an introduction to the theoretical principles of trauma-informed teaching. Learners benefit from experiencing the stress reducing and resilient building pedagogical tools.

1 full day session which includes

3 hours practical work
3 hours theoretical work

Course — 5

Comprehensive In-person Emotional First Aid training

This in-person course uses a neuroscientific, trauma-informed frame that demonstrates and explains the use of healing arts methods. It looks at the following themes:

  • Trauma that Wounds: Communication and conflict resolution in the workplace 

    Trauma causes survival responses like fighting/aggression/fear that impact our ability to communicate. Building healthy communication structures in the workplace and in-classroom becomes very important — Wounds and Rhythm

2 hour session

  • Trauma that Triggers: Emotional First Aid for Managing emotions

    Trauma causes emotional triggering and learning how to understand and regulate these emotions when working with children and each other are crucial — Trigger and contagion 

2 hour session

  • Trauma that Numbs: Emotional First Aid for Staying motivated 

    Trauma causes us to lose motivation and feel overwhelmed, thus understanding the effects of trauma and finding tools to create motivation and stay activated is important — Numbing, dissociation and loss of focus.

2 hour session

  • Trauma that Separates and Isolates: Emotional First Aid for Collaboration and team buildingTrauma makes us feel isolated, but we build resilience when we are working collaboratively, cohesively as a team.


2 hour session

  • Trauma that leads to Post Traumatic Growth: Emotional First Aid for Self care and Safe, brave spaces 

    Trauma can lead to post traumatic growth and transformation (crossing a threshold into the unknown). During this ‘Hero’s Journey we learn to regulate ourselves, build trusting and safe community spaces that support growth and development in ourselves and others.

2 hour session

Drama therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world.

—Nisha Sajnani