Intro to Relational Trauma and Coaching

Using neuroscience to help our clients heal from the traumatic impact of toxic personalities in their family, workplace and/or intimate relationships

About the Webinar

A Coaching Approach to Relational Trauma

Relational trauma – it’s everywhere. In our clients’ workplaces, families, intimate relationships and even sometimes friendships. Its impact is often confusing, disruptive and extremely painful. At BEabove, we have seen that a) traditional coaching practices, tools and methodologies may not meet the needs of those facing relational trauma; and b) that there still is a role for coaching in this arena. While some of these clients may be best helped by therapy, others are appropriately served by coaching—if done by a trauma-informed coach with the understanding of the what, who, when and how of working in this sensitive area.

This program is designed as a basic overview of a very complex area. As with all BEabove programs, it is taught in an engaging, interactive way, with time for sharing, questions, and connecting in small groups. Three coaching demo videos are included in the program, as well as a comprehensive study guide with a rich variety of resources and references.

program cost


($245 early bird before December 31, 2021)

when and where

Webinar Logistics

WHAT: 4 sessions – Thursdays, 11 to 12:30 US EST

WHEN: January 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17


About the Content

In this introductory 4-session webinar, we’ll explore:

What is happening in the brain and whole-body system of the client as well as those that have caused trauma.

Who to work with in coaching and when to refer to (or work in partnership with) other professionals

When to bring which sort of coaching approach/conversation, depending on the client’s stage of discovery and healing

How to hold the client within a productive “window of tolerance” at various stages of the process and help them move to the next stage of healing

Session Content

What You’ll Learn


Session One:



Basic neuroscience of those who create relational trauma, and its impact on the whole-body system of the client.
  • Why those who create this sort of trauma tend to follow set patterns
  • Why typical patterns of relational abuse are so damaging to the client, PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • Why education and awareness need to be a key part of process

Session Two:



Exploration of both the fundamental mindset of coachability in this area and red and green flags for taking on clients dealing with relational trauma.
  • What to watch for in terms of client coachability—the critical impact of the observer mind
  • What is (and how to determine) client’s “window of tolerance” for exploring relational trauma in coaching
  • Working in partnership with other professionals when needed

Session Three:



Exploring the typical process of healing from relational trauma, and what is needed in coaching at each non-linear stage.
  • Moving from the dawn of awareness to the dawn of a new day
  • How and when to address the practicalities of moving forward, setting boundaries, engaging in productive reflection and exploring the possibility of “post traumatic growth syndrome”

Session Four:



What tools are needed at various stages of the very non-linear process of healing.
  • Tips for keeping client within window of tolerance
  • What sort of coaching is needed for each step of the process – and how do you know what to use when?
  • Three practical new tools you can use (with supplemental video demos)

Join Us!

Thursdays, 11 to 12:30 US EST

January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17

Early bird price: $245

Price increases to $295 on January 1, 2022.