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Most mainstream  methods aren’t comprehensive in teaching how to heal from trauma…leaving many of us thinking that we’ll just have to “live with it”. Gentle Trauma Release Institute is here to spread the message of hope that, with the right tools, the road to trauma recovery and well-being is possible. The Gentle Trauma Release Institute is:

Online platform dedicated to teaching how to help people let go of trauma and restore their system back to its natural state of wellbeing and balance.

Training  and learning environment of the highest quality with its own revolutionary, signature, curriculum-based system called The Gentle Trauma Release Method ©.

Part of the movement that makes healing trauma accessible worldwide designed especially for coaching, counseling and other therapeutic settings.

Gentle Trauma Release Institute

Our mission...

We are here to help decrease emotional suffering caused by trauma in people worldwide.

We aspire to offer top-notch training and education to those who wish to help others heal from trauma.

 We intend to bring hope to those who don’t know that, with the right tools, healing from trauma is possible. 

Because there truly is light at the end of the trauma tunnel!

Who is our team?

 Our team consists of top-notch, highly trained experts and educators. Each person on the team was handpicked based on their level of expertise, commitment to contribute to the field of healing from trauma worldwide, their training and teaching skills and their alignment with the values and mission of the Gentle Trauma Release Institute.

Izabela Viskupova, LLM, M.A. Psychology

LEAD PROFESSOR and FOUNDER of the Gentle Trauma Release Institute

Izabela  is a committed expert in the field of innovative trauma release techniques. With an extensive academic background in both Psychology and Law, and comprehensive training in the fields of counseling and coaching, she is dedicated to researching and teaching the most powerful tools for trauma release applicable in coaching, counseling and other therapeutic settings. The Gentle Trauma Release Method © is the culmination of her extensive, decade-long research and practical experience in working with traumatized clients. Izabela has her own private coaching practice and is a professor of Empowerment Coaching at an international coaching school.

As the author of the Gentle Trauma Release Method © and the founder of the Gentle Trauma Release Institute, Izabela is the LEAD PROFESSOR, personally delivering most of the teaching and training material.

Kate Ofman, MA Psychology, MA Social Work

DEAN at the Gentle Trauma Release Institute

Equipped  with with a Master’s degrees in Applied Psychology and another one in Social Work, Kate has dedicated her expertise and devotion to the area of Child Protection, offering help to families with child abuse, neglect, mental health issues, addictions and domestic violence. Her passion is to marry social work with therapeutic and coaching approaches.  In her private practice, Kate specializes in helping clients move through trauma and grief and learn how to love themselves again.

Kate’s extensive academic and training background makes her the perfect DEAN at the Gentle Trauma Release Institute, offering students additional expert advice and support. 

Tracey Thorpe, BBA

PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS at the Gentle Trauma Release Institute

With  a degree in Business, a rich professional background and a fulfilling coaching practice of her own, Tracey joined forces with the Gentle Trauma Release Institute to help the students and graduates create their own soulful business and a thriving practice. Tracey runs our Soulful Business Labs, as well as our Post-Certification Program (The Graduate Club) designed to offer the graduates continuous learning, mentoring and support. 

Tracey’s passion is to combine business, empowerment and spirituality. Her unique ability to help other create a business with heart and soul, allows our graduates to move forward with confidence and purpose. Tracey believes we all have a purpose. With an unwavering commitment to authenticity and soulful alignment, our purpose comes to life.  

As the PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS, Tracey provides guidance, support and insight to our students as they transition from learning to launching their practice and their business.

Lucy Beiler

STUDENT ADVISER  at the Gentle Trauma Release Institute

Lucy is a Personal Wellness Coach par excellence. She inspires clients with her own success story of taking her life back after a serious head injury involving chronic pain and memory loss. Her expertise is built on a rich 30-year experience in working with people recovering from head trauma injury and from traumatic childhood memories. 

Lucy is our STUDENT ADVISER. Once you become our student, she will be your eager, resourceful and compassionate go-to person for advice and support.

Because in the end, it’s all about people with expertise and the heart in the right place!

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