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Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame

Friday October 4, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm

About the Presenter

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W. is the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm based in Toronto.  Previously, she was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Gail Appel Institute, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre.  Her professional focus is in the areas of: acute trauma, developmental/complex trauma and the impact of trauma on professionals and on mental health services. Natalie provides clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations.  Her theoretical framework is trauma-informed and strength-based.

Natalie is an experienced training facilitator and has provided hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.  She is known for her direct and lively style and her ability to translate complex theories about traumatic responses into relevant practices for post-traumatic growth in vulnerable populations.

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​​​​Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW ​
Location: Quality Inn & Conference Centre Festival (formerly "The Festival Inn"), 
1144 Ontario Street, Stratford 
Early Bird Cost: $199 CAD + 13% HST (=$224.87) by Sept 3, 2019

Regular Cost: $219 CAD + 13% HST (=$247.47) after Sept 3, 2019
Includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments

​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.76 USD (as of Sept 6, 2018 - check online for current exchange rate) 

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Workshop Description

​​For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. 

In this workshop we will define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences.  We will review the different subtypes of both emotions.  We will review how we organize our conversations with clients and how we help clients face the unspoken needs and dilemmas that drive the guilt and shame experience.

Participants Will Learn To:

  • Understand the 7 Types of Guilt
  • Process conversations when: the client feels guilty but is not guilty; client has a distorted view of their role in a negative experience and when the client is guilty
  • Understand the 7 Types of Shame
  • Distinguish between Passing Through Shame and a Shame-Prone Identity
  • Pinpoint the source of a Shame-Based Identity and the 4 corresponding adaptations
  • Understand the connection between dissociation and shame
  • Understand Shame-Prone entrenched patterns and how to consciously change them

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Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations.  Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice.  The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather.  If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.


​Quality Inn & Conference Centre Festival (formerly "The Festival Inn") is pleased to offered preferred rates for Mission: Empowerment guests. Rooms start at $129 + taxes.  A block of rooms has been set aside for this event, up until September 3, 2019. For reservations, call 1-800-463-3581 or 519-273-1150 and quote "Mission Empowerment Block".  For other accommodation options, visit