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Train the Trainer

La Maida Project’s Train the Trainer program is a whole system approach to improve health and well-being that begins with immersive training sessions on La Maida Project’s foundational pillars and culminates with professional training on the foundational pillars of facilitation and an opportunity to engage in exercises and practice teaching sessions utilizing those concepts. 

This certification program includes nine sessions of experiential education and a wrap report with ongoing integration recommendations, and six months of virtual audits and monthly coaching sessions.


Health & Human Nature

This session is designed to answer the deceptively simple question, “What is health?” and come to a more accurate and empowering view of health that accounts for connection to self, community, purpose, and the natural world as the essential building blocks of mental health and well-being.

Stress & Regulation

This session explores bottom-up regulation, the stress response, how humans have evolved to thrive in reliable interdependent ecosystems, and meaning making. Self regulation skills and skills to develop relationships and community are emphasized to address chronic stress and burnout.

Story & Purpose

Purpose is the most overlooked and most complex piece in the story of health. Having a coherent understanding of our past, present, and future gives way to healing, resilience, and personal growth.

Introduction to Facilitation

In this session we focus on the foundational principles of facilitation, and the many considerations that go into successful execution of experiential learning facilitation with diverse learners. 

Facilitation Tactics

Building off of the foundational facilitation overview, in this session we delve into specific facilitation tactics, group dynamics, and logistical preparations.

Integration Sessions

Integration sessions explore and reinforce the day-to-day and ongoing application of an ecological trauma-informed approach to health.


Discovery and customization, program workbook and handouts, pre and post session exercises, pre and post program evaluation, training certificates, and a post-program wrap report.