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The Resilience Toolkit Facilitator Certification (Course Only) | Cohort 14 – Winter 2023

January 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Become a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit.

The Resilience Toolkit Facilitator Certification program is a rich experiential process that gives you the tools to take The Toolkit into the world. In an all virtual format, the cohort-based program consists of recorded and live lectures, small group mentoring and discussion, peer and independent practice sessions, suggested reading and reflective writing, supervised teaching, and case consultation. Interactive and cooperative learning fosters responsibility, self-awareness, and mastery. Please click here and carefully review the program requirements before enrolling.

If you have completed all prerequisites including two months of Lumos Practice Group attendance before 30 November 2022, this Certification Program (course only) enrollment option closes Tuesday 24 January at 11:59pm UTC-07h (find in your time zone)

Certification course opens 7 February 2023

Cohort 14 of The Resilience Toolkit Facilitator Certification Program has a maximum cohort size of 24 trainees, divided into mini-cohorts with a maximum of 6 trainees per group. Two mini-cohorts will meet at timings more convenient to the Americas and two mini-cohorts will meet at timings more convenient to Africa and Europe. Weekend workshops will be held jointly at timings reasonable to all time zones.

Opening Gathering: Meet the Faculty and Students

7 February at 1730-1830 UTC (find in your time zone)

Mini-cohorts will meet on alternate Tuesdays

Americas (2 mini-cohorts of 6 trainees each)

15 February and 1 March at 0100-0230 UTC (find in your time zone)

*daylight saving starts: 15 March, 12 April, 26 April, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June at 0000-0130 UTC (find in your time zone)

Africa/Europe (2 mini-cohort of 6 trainees each)

14 February and 28 February at 1700-1830 UTC (find in your time zone)

*daylight saving starts: 14 March, 11 April, 25 April, 9 May, 23 May, 6 June at 1600-1730 UTC (find in your time zone)

Weekend workshops

Saturdays 18 and 25 March and 1 April at 1400-1830 UTC (find in your time zone)

Closing Gathering

20 June at 1630-1730 UTC (find in your time zone)



Deposit and tuition payments may be made in USD or GBP. Please read the payment options below.

US Total:$3,700 / UK Total: £ 2997 GBP

$980 USD/£794 GBP deposit due on registration

Deposit may be paid via credit card (3.5% surcharge), Bank Transfer (no surcharge) or Eventbrite (surcharge) link at bottom of page.

To make deposit via Bank Transfer contact

Payment plans

There is a one time administration fee for all payment plans due with the second payment.

4-month plan ($99 USD / £80 GBP administration fee):

  • $980 USD / £ 794 GBP deposit due on registration
  • $907 USD/ £ 734 GBP per month for three months

6-month plan ($100 USD / £81GBP administration fee):

  • $980 USD / £ 794 GBP deposit due on registration
  • $544 USD / £440.60 GBP per month for five months

Tuition payments may be made via credit card (with 3.5% surcharge), Bank Transfer (no surcharge) or check.

* Cancellation Policy: Registration fee is fully refundable prior to beginning the program ONLY with at least 10 day written notice, minus a $100 USD/£81 GBP administration fee.

* Withdrawal Policy: Participants who cancel with less than 10-day notice or withdraw early from the program will receive a prorated refund based on the number of weeks remaining at the point of withdrawal at $218 USD/£177 GBP per week, minus an early withdrawal fee of 10% of the remaining balance.

* Program Extension Policy: Participants who do not complete the program in 18 weeks, will incur a $200 USD/ £162 GBP monthly charge until program completion or withdrawal, whichever comes first. The monthly charge will not be prorated. If the Certification Trainer determines that extra supervisions are needed for the trainee to meet basic competency, the extra supervisions will be billed at $175 USD/£142 GBP per hour.



Subsequent to providing your deposit, you will receive an email from with an Enrollment Form, Tuition Agreement, CC authorization form, and instructions for submitting your completed Toolkit Workbook or reflective journal.

All materials must be submitted within 2 weeks of paying your deposit to reserve your spot in the program unless other arrangements have been made.



Nkem Ndefo, MSN, CNM, RN, is the creator of The Resilience Toolkit and founder of Lumos Transforms. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection. More…

Mary Shriver CMT, is a Resilience Toolkit Certification Trainer, Certified Provider of Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®), Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University. Additional training includes the Trauma Resilience Model and Community Resilience Model through the Trauma Resource Institute, Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change (MINT), and Level 1 Resistance Flexibility with Bob Cooley. More…

Devika Shankar is a Resilience Toolkit Certification Mentor, transnational feminist, organizer, and passionate advocate for justice. For over 12 years, Devika has worked with youth, women of color, immigrant, and LGBTQ survivors providing counseling, support services, and advocacy, and over the past 4 years, has worked with individuals who do harm in relationships, as well. More…

Arrowyn Ambrose is a Resilience Toolkit Certification Mentor, Certified Council Trainer, Certified Teaching Artist, and Certified Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator. She has studied Viola Spolion’s long-form organic improvisation and creative writing. With a background in the creative and performing arts, Arrowyn believes in the healing power of story and is passionate about ethical storytelling. More…


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