This workshop will consist of lecture and discussion around the manifestations and the effects of trauma. We will explore different types of trauma, and we will look at how trauma affects development and how trauma manifests in the body. We will look at various lenses for better understanding trauma such as the Polyvagal Theory and Gentle Enhancement, and we will examine mindful body awareness practices for supporting experience. In addition to exploring these concepts, we will also examine and practice applicable communication strategies for offering support to students. We will engage basic Non-Violent Communication (NVC) skills, we will discuss how to give students the tools to access positive state changes, and we will examine the aspects of co-regulation.