Learn to Facilitate Deeper, Sustainable Transformations Within Your Clients in a Psychologically Safe Way

Does any of this sound Familiar?

  • You have a huge heart and want the best for your clients, but you feel stuck figuring out what to do when they keep getting stuck with the same problems
  • You’re tired of using old-school, coaching methods that work only with mindset, and want to incorporate somatic and other research based, trauma-informed ways of working with clients
  • You want to access and feel deep safety in your own body when things get challenging with your clients or in your business

You’re exactly where you need to be.

  • The SafeSpace Advanced Trauma-Informed Coaching is intentionally divided into two parts to maximize your experience and the effectiveness of the learning and implementation. 
  • The first part is designed to be a comprehensive analysis around your own edges and emotional wounding so that you can have a deeper awareness of yourself and how you relate to your clients.
  • The second part is where you’ll have supervised learning on how to embody and practice the tools, methodologies, and techniques you learn in the program.


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Meet Melissa, SafeSpace Institute Founder

The Advanced Trauma-Informed Coaching Program

  • 11 Self-paced Modules that include 49 video lessons with workbooks 
  • Homework & journal reflections 
  • Private accountability community 
  • Two 90 minute coaching calls per month for 12 months with Melissa Lapides, LMFT for supervision, processing, practice and q&a. 

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The SAFE™ Method


  • Getting Started- Welcome to Foundations
  • Creating a Space to Embody This Work
  • Group Containers & Triggers
  • Non-Violent Communication

Module 1: SEE IT

  • Perception
  • Trauma
  • Nervous System Training
  • Attachment
  • Family Origin

Module 2: AFFIRM IT

  • Identifying Your Needs
  • Self-compassion
  • Inner Child

Module 3: FEEL IT

  • Feelings & Emotions
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Somatics & Embodiment

Module 4: EXPRESS IT

  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • The Safe™ Method Overview

Advanced Skills

Module 1

  • Welcome to Facilitation
  • Defining Your Scope of Practice
  • Getting Into the Energy Before a Client Session
  • Setting up Clients For Success

Module 2-3

  • Trust Building and Empathy When Opening a Session
  • Attunement
  • Getting Comfortable in Silence
  • Emotional Validation and Normalizing
  • Reflective Listening
  • Boundaries with Clients

Module 4

  • Somatic interventions
  • Tracking
  • Pendulation, Titration and more
  • Creating Safety Anchors

Module 5

  • Using inner child reparenting work with The Safe Method™
  • Parts Work
  • Safe Method demo

Module 6-7

  • Resistance
  • Emotional Flooding
  • Bypassing
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Duel Awareness
  • Energy Dynamics in the Client/Facilitator Relationship

Module 8-9

  • Ethical and Safe Practices
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Safe Sales and Marketing
  • Crisis Management


  • Developmental Trauma
  • Trauma-informed coaching
  • Money and Trauma

“57% of U.S. workers reported feeling daily stress, up by eight percentage points from the prior year." (Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report)

Meet The Founder

Melissa Lapides

Melissa Lapides is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma and Attachment expert and Founder of The SafeSpace Institute. Melissa has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and CEOs.

By using her proprietary SAFE Methodology, her clients have been able to expand their personal and professional relationships and ensure they are leading without perpetuating trauma. Melissa leverages over 15+ years of experience in teaching psychological principles for optimal mental and organizational wellness.

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SafeSpace Advanced Trauma-Informed Coaching

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At SafeSpace Institute, we will help you to create a more trauma-sensitive culture from the top down


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Got Questions? We Have Answers

Besides our private Facebook group, you will get 2 LIVE calls per month over the next 12 months (starting date of purchase).

You can expect the calls for the next 12 months to be:
– 4pm PT on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
– 11am PT on the 1st Wednesday each month (except for Holiday’s).

You will have a chance to process anything that comes up personally as you go through this work and any Q&A that you have.

The program starts as soon as you are enrolled and goes at your own pace for content and you receive the two live calls each month.
If you begin the program and you decide, for whatever reason, that it’s not the program for you, you can request a refund up to the 14th day after enrolling OR when you have reached lesson 3, whichever comes first. Refund requests will all be considered on a case by case basis.
Although this program is self-paced, we suggest you spend between 1 to 3 hours each week for your reading, homework, and training time. Remember, you’re unraveling decades’ worth of unprocessed emotions inside this container. This is not a process you want to rush.
Yes, of course! The Advanced Trauma-Informed Coaching Program is great whether you’re a business leader, doctor, teacher, or other professional interacting with humans on a daily basis. Deep emotional wounding shows up everywhere around us, regardless of job title.
This program will allow you to become trauma-informed and understand and embody your scope of practice. You will learn where your work begins and ends with clients and when you need to call in further professional help for your client in a safe way. This is not a program to teach you how to be a mental health professional or a coach, although you will gain coaching and leadership skills.
We’ve officially rolled out the SafeSpace™ program discount up to $500 off and extended payment plans. If you’re an educator, health care/mental health provider, first-responder, or have a financial need, please send us an email at to discuss your unique options. We have a limited number of seats.
Choose the best option payment option for you. Because this program is Melissa’s life’s work, she wanted to make sure SafeSpace™ was accessible for everyone who needs it. That’s why you’ll see multiple different payment options available to you. Please reach out if you have questions about the plans. If you’re already ready, go ahead and join on the buttons provided in this form.
No, this is not a coaching certification. This is an advanced trauma-informed training. Melissa uses her 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist to teach this program drawn from her experience and education through the California Institute of Integral Studies. This is an essential training for anybody that is working with humans in an intimate way.
After your course materials & payment plans are complete, we will grant you a SafeSpace™ Certification of completion and a badge to put onto your website.