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International Complex Trauma Association

Complex Trauma Trained Certifications

Available now, a world class, world first Qualification for effectively working with Childhood Developmental Trauma in Adults and Intergenerational Trauma using Practical Neuroscience and lived experience.

You want something deeper, wiser, more aligned, and truly sustainable to support your clients as you assist them to spread their wings + soar to greater heights in their relationships, career and personal health.

In February 2022, the Worlds First Complex Trauma Training with lived experience will become available. Based on healing the brain through Neuroscience the course will be Experiential for Mental Health Professionals, Practitioners and individuals alike.

You will learn and experience effective recovery for individuals who have Childhood Developmental Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma. Why do you need to experience the recovery process too? Complex Trauma clients need to know with safety and certainty we have applied what we are coaching them. Without this certainty they will remain in recovery for a long time, too afraid to touch, to experience, what is happening internally for them.

It’s normal for Complex Trauma individuals to be afraid to go within because their brain wiring, often in place beginning in utero, has been driving their responses. We, as professionals, need to help them in session, and with homework out of session, to navigate their unique recovery pathway.

The key is through practical  neuroscience. Using the latest neuroscience for Complex Trauma we can implement practical, and effective, skills and strategies which heal the brain. Integration into daily life is also essential for the brain to create new neural pathways. Without recognising and changing our brain driven behaviours and experiences the unconscious brain continues to respond the same ways, leading us to repeat self defeating behaviours and patterns in our personal and professional lives. 

Complex Trauma Trained Certifications

Two Options for Certification are available.

Option One: Complex Trauma Trained Certification (CTTC) – The Complex Trauma Trained Certification is open to professionals who require Certification for working with Complex Trauma clients and don’t want to pursue Trauma Coaching. You may already have complex trauma clients, or come in touch with complex trauma clients, and want to pursue a deeper equipping, an increased education, of Complex Trauma and how to work with your clients. Provided you meet certification requirements (8 core subjects and your choice of elective subjects to meet a total of 75 CEUs), submit your portfolio, do the exam with an 80% pass mark, you will gain a Complex Trauma Trained Certificate.

Option Two: Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coach (CTCRC) – this certification is available with the same requirements as Option One Complex Trauma Trained Certification. For those who have completed the initial Certified Trauma Recovery Coach program through the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches you can receive the Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coach certification.

Earning your Complex Trauma Certification is a next step in Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching development. Our Complex Trauma coaches can work with more complex cases as they develop next level training and skill development specifically to recover from Complex Trauma. You will become equipped to work with adults with childhood developmental trauma and intergenerational trauma, using practical neuroscience techniques. A complex trauma certification equips you to work in diverse ways with clients in your private practice and/or in your employment. This is a world class course, the first of its kind where coaches and mental health practitioners globally participate in the lived experience of recovery to authentically connect with complex trauma clients.

There are other perks, as well:

Expand Your Business

Opportunity to run your own specialised group on the Healing from Complex Ptsd Mighty Network, offer your clients their own App (social media free) and network with the entire professional community globally online

Client Appeal

Demonstrating to potential clients you have greater education and more experience beyond your initial foundational knowledge and beyond current college education (college students are not taught about trauma)

Directory Listings

Being listed independently on  Healing from Complex Ptsd Complex Trauma Coaching Directory, with more directories coming online over time.

Increase Your Income

The ability to move into the Complex Trauma Supervisor Coaching training program (in development) — which allows you to provide Supervision to Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coaches and group formats for private clients with complex trauma as well as having opportunities within the Healing from Complex Ptsd community serving as Supervision Group facilitators and filling paid leadership roles 

Priority Referrals

Having priority status for client referrals for individuals reaching out to Linda globally specifically for Complex Trauma Recovery with Intergenerational and Generational Trauma Recovery

Teaching Opportunities

Having greater opportunities to teach Continuing Education Courses with Healing from Complex Ptsd on Mighty Networks with the ability to earn passive income through courses and other products you create.

Coach Mentor

Experience working with Linda as your Coach Mentor as you develop your courses/products. We have a system built in to guide you through the process. Linda has many years experience and can help you refine your courses and get started.

Our Complex Trauma Trained Certification Units are available Globally & online 24/7 to best suit your Personal Schedule and specific Client needs.

Practical & Effective Neuroscience for
Complex Trauma Recovery

Are you ready to work with Individuals Globally?

The Complex Trauma Trained Certifications are delivered specifically to suit your time zone and your availability. No more having to do entire courses to get to the one Unit you need right now. All Units will be available throughout the year of launch. You can choose where you start and what Unit you need next according to client needs and/or your schedule.  

Our Complex Trauma Trained Certification Units are available online 24/7  to best serve you and your client as Complex Trauma Recovery is different for every individual.  

The Complex Trauma courses are taught by Linda Meredith CTRC-S, CTCRC-S, Counsellor.  Linda currently coaches clients globally, including psychologists and psychiatrists worldwide, administers the worlds first Complex Ptsd Membership & Complex Trauma Peer Support Group of 6.0k people, trains her admin team in helping those with Complex Ptsd Recovery, as well as studying the latest in Complex Trauma certifications. You can discover Linda’s professional qualifications and current study’s here.

About Linda & Healing from Complex Ptsd

We're creating Generational Change

My Story

I spent decades seeking answers to questions I couldn’t even frame properly. I “knew” there was something wrong internally with me even though my life was externally fully functioning. I developed and taught My Authentic Self and other programs beginning 25 years ago. Then I experienced the total collapse of my life. Bedridden for 2.5 years I lost all my cognitive functions. I couldn’t walk unaided, couldn’t talk, eat or bathe without a full time carer. I had no memory of how to do the every day things like washing, cooking and cleaning. 

Fast forward to today where I coach clients globally, have the worlds first Complex Trauma Membership, run a  Peer support community of 6.0k and growing with a Team of 16 who are trained by myself and our Director. I have over 500 practical education videos on YouTube and my own recovery improves yearly. Complex Trauma can be healed, it takes time, education, experience and consistent dedication to healing our brain, body, psychology, sociology and spirituality where often the wounds are passed on unknowingly from generations before us.

My Mission

We are the generation, the first generation creating change from generations of trauma handed down to us. We are the first to say no more, and we are the first to consciously choose how we parent and interact with people in our lives.

As Complex Trauma Coaches we are at the coalface of helping clients identify what is happening for them internally and through neuroscience being able to offer effective recovery tools.

My mission is to educate, equip and empower Mental Health Professionals to assist clients time and cost effectively recover from Complex Ptsd.

What is included in the course?

Certification option 1 and 2: The Complex Trauma Certifications will be issued  through the International Complex Trauma Association (I.C.T.A.)- by CEO Linda Meredith. Certifications can be used globally and we are in the process of  seeking accreditation through a number of regulatory body’s being set up specifically for Mental Health and Wellbeing.  

The certification is flexibly designed for any professional to be able to use. You will need to show evidence of your professional qualifications i.e. Trauma Recovery Coach, to receive the option Two qualification.  

If you are yet to develop client skills you may like to do the initial certification through the IAOTRC. This certification is Trauma Training, as opposed to Trauma Informed training. Trauma informed training does not equip you to work with complex trauma clients and aid effective recovery. 

Certification for both Level 1 and Level 2 is made up of 7 core subjects and your choice of 7 core or elective subjects Units.

Continuing Education:

Every module operates as a continuing education unit which anyone can use. Upon completion of the necessary course work you will be issued with a CE certificate.

Outcome: For Mental Health Professionals to provide Authentic, Time and Cost Effective Recovery for Individuals with Complex Trauma

Scope of Practice: Work Globally with Complex Trauma clients.

Start Date: The Certification Units will begin to become available in February 2022.

Time Commitment:

  • 6 hours per Unit 
  •  Homework integrated into your daily life.
  • A Weekly optional Group Supervision Call with Linda, available online via zoom, in the Supervision group (link provided in your Onboarding Guide).
  • The Group Supervision call will include an AMA (ask me anything) 
  • You can also ask Linda questions inside a purchased Unit 

Unit Inclusions:

Each session will include:

  • Practical Neuroscience and how to connect with your client and share the education they need. Information will be delivered via a video recording and a transcription of the video will also be available for those whom reading is a preferred option.
  • Practical client assessment tools and how we use them for Complex Ptsd
  • Client Homework Booklets as Canva templates (with optional homework pages) plus how to use them with your client and you can personalised the homework booklet with your brand & colours. 
  • Questions you can ask your client to aid self reflection
  • Canva Social Media Templates to engage your online community & personalise with your own brand and colours
  • Effective client tools developed by Linda in her own practice plus tools from a vast array of professionals for you to explore.
  • Up to date Neuroscience from the latest information available 
  • CE available for each unit. You can use the Units in the certification as part of your CE’s for IAOTRC (apply through them to count your units toward your CE requirements. We are actively seeking accreditation through a new body being set up specifically for mental health and wellbeing.


  • 75 CEUs for Certification (8 core subjects and your choice of elective subjects to meet a total of 75 CEUs)
  • A Multiple Choice Test at the end of each Unit with an 80% pass 
  • A Portfolio: Weekly Homework and Assessment sheets submitted to Linda for appraisal and feedback.

Cost: Each Unit will be $240 (see inclusions)


  • available for Mental Health Professional with client training i.e. Trauma Recovery Coaches, Counsellors, Psychologists etc.
  • All mental health professional, practitioners and individuals are welcome to take singular units as suits their professional and client needs at any time.
  • You do not need to be working towards Certification to take a Unit 
  • CE’s available for each unit for use with the IAOTRC
  • We suggest the initial certification through the IAOTRC to equip you to work with clients globally.

Book Recommendations: Throughout each Unit we explore different books for resources. I recommend you dig into the books aligned with your core niche or to expand the direction of your business. 

Group Supervision: Each week there will be 2 Group Supervision sessions with a relevant Complex Ptsd topic. Group sessions will be for an hour. You can ask questions at group supervision relating to clients and to your business.

Platform: Healing from Complex Ptsd Mighty Networks. All students will be enrolled into the Mighty Networks platform where you will have instant access to your Unit of study, video transcriptions, homework sheets, templates for your clients and for your social media. Templates can be personalised with your brand and brand colours.

Business Library: Available now a Professional Business Library specifically for Complex Trauma clients homework. It includes an extensive library with my resources plus links to multiple free resources to save you the time and money looking for what your client needs for homework. The library also includes: Social Media Templates, YouTube Infographics for your own YouTube channel or going live on social media, Client templates, Ebooks for CPtsd, Infosheets for clients, Workbooks, Infographics and more. All for use with clients for integrative homework and can easily be downloaded and emailed to them. For those who purchase a Unit in the certication your onboarding guide has a 50% discount for annual subscription.

Instructor: Linda Meredith – all students will have access to Linda to ask questions throughout their Unit via the Mighty Network App and the weekly Group Supervision calls. All Group Supervision information is in your Onboarding Guide.

Are you ready to expand your impact + the income of your business in 2022?

With increasing numbers of individuals recognising their Childhood Developmental Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma you are needed now, more than ever before. 

With the Complex Trauma Certification you can competently work globally with individuals from all walks of life.

Core Units

Certification requirements: 8 core subjects and your choice of elective subjects to meet a total of 75 CEUs.

Certification is available to Mental Health professionals already trained to work with Mental Health clients i.e. trauma recovery coach, counsellor, psychologist.

Units can be used by anyone for CEU.

Gut Brain

Core Unit 2

Heart Brain

Core Unit 3


Core Unit 7


Core Unit 8

Elective Units

Certification requirements: 8 core subjects and your choice of elective subjects to meet a total of 75 CEUs.

Certification is available to Mental Health professionals already trained to work with Mental Health clients i.e. trauma recovery coach, counsellor, psychologist.

Units can be used by anyone for CEU.


Elective One


Elective Two


Elective Three

Emotional Abuse

Elective Seven

Inner Critic

Elective Eight

Course Inclusions

Got a Question?


Feel welcome to email Linda linda@healingfromcomplexptsd.com if your question isn’t covered below.


The course is open to All Mental Health Professionals, Practitioners and individuals seeking to become complex trauma trained

  • Watch the video or read the transcript.
  • Apply your knowledge through the set homework.
  • Complete your Unit Assessment sheet and email with your Unit Portfolio to Linda
  • Complete your Unit Test with an 80% minimum pass
  • You must complete a minimum of 14 Units, with a minimum of 7 Core Units. The remaining 7 Units can be core units or elective units.

Option 1 Certification is available to anyone, Option 2 Certification is available to individuals who have completed their CTRC through the IAOTRC

That’s up to each individual and how much time you have available. Each Unit is 6 hours plus homework for 5 out of 7 days per module . Homework takes around 15 minutes per day, and a weekly assessment is half an hour per week.

All Unit information is online with the Healing fromComplex Ptsd Mighty Networks. You can access this 24/7 globally at your convenience. Test links are available in the course work, as are the templates.

The Certification is through the ICTA – International Complex Trauma Association. We are actively seeking accreditation through a number of complex trauma specific bodies. More information in your Onboarding Guide.

Currently there is no time limit due to the lived experience nature of the certification.

Yes, certification can be used to work with clients globally. If you haven’t been trained to work with clients globally we suggest you look into the Initial Certification with the IAOTRC.

No, you don’t have to attend Supervision Group when it goes live. It is recommended you attend Group Supervision with either Linda or your governing body.

Videos within each unit are broken up into time manageable intervals. Total time for videos will be no more than 6 hours. Homework is topic specific self reflection daily or topic specific work for working with client needs. Both will make up part of your portfolio. Homework will be no more than an hour a week.

You’re ready for things to feel easy—and good.

I understand. I hear you. I see you. Working with Complex Trauma clients is your absolute passion! You want effective tools for your clients to experience hope and to know their efforts will be successful. You want to expand your business with confidence globally, knowing your clients with Complex Ptsd can get results. You desire to feel fulfilled as a professional coach as your clients experience increasing wellness.

Yes, I said it, you want to get results as a professional coach. There is no greater joy than helping clients achieve results. And the greatest joy is being able to support clients in taking one next step. Their victory comes as you can confidently work with them knowing the work you share with them heals their brain, body, soul and spirit. Or as Gabor Maté says “we are biopsychosocialspiritual beings” we must address all parts for a return to wholeness.

Becoming a Complex Trauma Certified Recovery Coach will equip you to work effectively with Complex Trauma Clients who have experienced childhood developmental trauma and may have multiple traumatic incidences to recover from.

Are you ready for the journey?

Learn From Industry Leaders in Complex Trauma Recovery

Up to date Neurobiology and Psychology information applied in practical applications by Coaches who live the recovery journey to thrive. We ensure through continued training and research we can help you as an individual recover from the impacts of Trauma.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Techniques developed in house plus ongoing professional development to ensure we can help you gain the most out of our coaching and courses. We know your brain needs to have new experiences in your daily life to recover and we ensure your path includes specifically designed for Trauma recovery tools and techniques.

A results-driven approach to Complex Trauma Recovery

Have you spent years in recovery, in therapy, and still battle to achieve your personal recovery goals? We consult with you specifically to determine your recovery goals and to help you achieve them. Results happen when you are equipped with the essential tools needed for Trauma Recovery.

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