With all of the different modalities, theories, workshops and courses, where do new trauma workers start?

How do you decide?


What Readers Are Saying

A concise gem, best used as a map, inspiration and encouragement for you to enter your own experiential processes. This is not a manual – instead, Guy reveals some simple, challenging and heartfelt steps to begin the journey of expertise in trauma healing for therapists.”

~ Mark Swart
Relationships, Couples & Trauma Transformation


When I got to graduate school, I knew I wanted to focus on trauma. 

I was buzzing with excitement to learn everything I could about becoming a trauma therapist. However, my idea of what I thought I needed to do to achieve that goal was way off.

All I wanted was someone to tell me that perfect  trauma book I needed to read, or to show me what workshop I should be attending, or to point me to that amazing website with all of the trauma articles that was going to help me become the best trauma worker I could be.

Yes, I was misdirected, and as I think about it now, I cringe a bit.

I couldn’t see that in addition to doing each of those things I also should have been focusing on…me.

In other words, I should have been focusing on my own stuff.

But I didn’t really see the value in that. In fact, I was pretty sure that anything that had to do with me, personally, I had locked down and dialed in already.

My name is Guy Macpherson, PhD, founder of The Trauma Therapist Project, host of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and creator of the membership community for new trauma workers, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

The Gold From My 280+ Interviews

Over the course of the last few years I’ve had the privilege of interviewing 280+ thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, addiction, mindfulness, and yoga.

Pat Ogden

Burce Perry

Gabor Mate

Bessel van der Kolk

Jane Clapp

Jamie Marich

Manuela Mischke-Reeds

This ebook is a distillation of some of what I’ve learned from those interviews.

It’s also a guide for those just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

What This Ebook Is & Who It’s For

This ebook is a beautiful, 50 page PDF download which is geared towards educating, supporting and inspiring those who are just staring out on their trauma-informed journey and looking to work with individuals who have been impacted by trauma.

In this ebook I provide a 4-pillar process that I’ve gleaned from over the 280+ podcast interviews I’ve done with the thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, addiction, mindfulness and yoga, to guide, to support you, and to inspire you as you begin your journey.

If you’re a new trauma worker, this is where you start.

Thank you,