Training

Somatic Relational Trauma-informed Practices for Medicine-Assisted Facilitation


“I just finished a one-year cohort with Rita, and couldn’t be more happy with my decision to do this training. I have been a medicine facilitator for a number of years and have done other training groups. this program really stands out and has added so much depth to my capacity to hold space for others.

“Rita has the ability to meet each participant where they are, regardless of their experience, beautifully. Her range of knowledge and skills is profound. She is an excellent communicator and her deep empathy and integrity shines through all aspect of the course work.”

– H. L. (Participant, 2nd Cohort)


For more information and an interview for the training please book a preliminary 20 minute consult interview via my Calendy

Cohort 7
Interviewing applicants.  If you have already had a preliminary consult you will be invited to book your formal Applicant Interview HERE.

Module I Oct 21-25, 2024 (5 days)
Module II Apr 21-25, 2025 (5 days)
Module III Sept 15-20, 2025 (6 days)

Cohort 6
Waitlist only.

Module I April 1-5, 2024 (5 days)
Module II Sept 9-13, 2024 (5 days)
Module III March 24-29, 2025 (6 days)

The Brilliant Lab 101 (Bowen Island British Columbia)

Somatic Relational Trauma-informed Practices
for Medicine-Assisted Facilitation
Hybrid Learning: Experiential, Theory, Demo+Dialogue
Aug. 19-22, 2024  APPLY HERE

The Brilliant Lab 201 (Bowen Island British Columbia)

Somatic Relational Trauma-informed Practices
for Medicine-Assisted Facilitation
Hybrid Learning: Experiential, Theory, Demo+Dialogue

Sept. 23-28, 2024  APPLY HERE

Cohort 5
Enrolment now closed and in session.

Module I Oct 2-6, 2023 (5 days)
Module II March 4-8, 2024 (5 days)
Module III Oct 7-12, 2024 (6 days)

Cohort 4
Enrollment now closed and in session.

Module I May 8-12, 2023 (5 days)
Module II Nov 6-10, 2023 (5 days)
Module III May 6-11, 2024 (6 days)

Rita’s program was an unexpected joy to be part of and a true gift for myself and my clients. The learnings are multi-layered and continue to unfold and integrate into my existing body of experience. From the extensive resources, finely tuned role modelling of embodied empathy, experiential exercises to the exquisitely intuitive generosity of Rita’s connections – to say that the training went beyond my expectations does not fully capture what must be experienced to be understood. Rita has an uncanny ability to meet you where you are at and slowly hover with you at the edges of what you can see in yourself, surely a master therapist in action and what made this training so special.

KE, Psychologist, Module I, Australia 2023

“Thank you for your support yesterday (and always). Your genuine, skillful, heart-forward care helped me to discharge and regulate some pretty intense sensations. Thank you also (from the bottom of my lungs) for this training. Learning from you in this way is FUCKING FANTASTIC!! I am honoured and grateful for your wisdom, precision, creativity and “devastatingly vulnerable” embodiment of the theory you teach. This ‘punk therapy’ thing is transformative – and the vitality that radiates from you when you teach is stunning and contagious. Thanks so very much.”

Nicole Lerner (Participant, 2nd Cohort)