Our training institute:

Group Psylux SA, and thus also the associated Traumainstitut, is a training centre recognised by the Luxembourg Ministry (etablissement de formation professionnelle continue N°10080789/2) and CPD accredited N°13360. We are also a member of the Institut nationale pour formation professionnelle continue.





We are regulary offering the following seminars and continuing education:

(Our Workshops, further education are given in german language. On demand, min. 10 persons all Workshops and further educations can be given in English.)


Integrative Psychotrauma Therapy Curriculum

This curriculum is a complete and wide-ranging offering in both structure and scope for trauma therapy. It consists of a total of seven modules, in which both theoretical principles,
theoretical knowledge, as well as practical knowledge and practice of the respective methods are taught.

For whom:

Psychotrauma pedagogist: aimed at social workers, educators, social pedagogues, graduate pedagogues, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, theologians and teachers.

Psychotrauma therapist: is aimed at clinical staff who work with traumatised patients in a therapeutic setting, such as: Psychotherapists, licensed physicians with a licence to practice psychotherapy, psychiatrists, neurologists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists.


The Integrative Psychotrauma Curriculum is based on the established standards of psychotrauma therapy in Germany and Austria in terms of structure and scope and addresses numerous essential and evidence-based aspects of psychotrauma therapy and serves as an indispensable foundation, both for psychotherapeutic trauma treatment and for later specialisation in psychotraumatology and psychotrauma therapy. Various theories and methods for the treatment of trauma sequelae as well as EMDR, imaginative techniques, cognitive and emotion-focused methods, mindfluness, mindfulness-based interventions, but also newer trauma-therapeutic methods, are comprehensively taught in the conceptual foundations and practical application.
In addition to the theoretical and neurobiological foundations, the focus is on psychological stabilisation techniques and interventions for complex trauma disorders.


Contents and Information about certification: HERE


Psychotrauma for educators - Dealing with traumatised children and adoloscents with behavioural problems

Reference number "Service National de Jeunesse, commission formation continue": No.2018_02_ANB_30.

This workshop is aimed specifically at social pedagogues / teachers / educators who work with children and adolescents in groups, classes, homes, after-school centres, maison relais, youth centres, etc.

This is an interactive workshop with interventions based on case studies. Own case studies are encouraged and can be discussed. Contents of the seminar:

  • Diagnosis of PTSD in children and young people
  • Causes, development, symptoms and criteria
  • Neurobiological and physiological processes of an anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Children's play behaviour
  • Age-appropriate and dependent play behaviour
  • Predisposing factors
  • Why is attachment so important?
  • How to behave correctly as an educator
  • Somatic symptoms
  • What not to do
  • Stagnation, regression and dangers
  • Institutional and institutional changes
  • Case management


Workshop Micro expressions based on Dr. Paul Ekman

Knowing how to read and interpret micro expressions is an essential part of understanding nonverbal behavior and reading people. All around the globe we express the same seven universal emotions with micro expressions: disgust, anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and contempt. They often occur as fast as 1/25 of a second. 

    • Knowing the 7 basic Emotions
    • Decoding of facial micro expressions
    • Spot concealed emotions
    • Improve your emotional intelligence
    • Hands-on Training
    • Decoding of postures and gestures
    • Enhance your relationships in private, work and business
    • Develop your capacity of empathy
    • The Analyses of the micro, macro and subtle expressions as well as the application in psychotherapy, forensic and clinical psychology, business, Law Enforcement, etc.
    • Hands-on Training 


Practice workshop: Socratic dialogue and other techniques in therapeutic conversation

"[engl. socratic dialogue; gr. διάλογος (dialogos) Conversation], [KLI] conversation technique in cognitive-behavioural therapy, in the context of cognitive restructuring. Dialogue technique that aims to question the patient's cognitive distortions and uncover contradictions. Here the therapist does not convey alternative ways of thinking, but tries to grasp the patient's negative basic assumptions by means of a naive questioning technique until the patient himself encounters contradictions that lead to uncertainty within the existing cognitive schemata and thus enable a change. Indication often in the treatment of depressive disorders" ( Koentges, C. (2018). Socratic dialogue. In M. A. Wirtz (Ed.), Dorsch - Lexikon der Psychologie. Retrieved 10/03/2018, from https://portal.hogrefe.com/dorsch/sokratischer-dialog-1/)

The Socratic Dialogue is one of the most important techniques in therapeutic conversation. In cooperation with the AVM-Luxembourg, this one-day workshop will provide you with a practical and comprehensive introduction to this technique and several others.



Crisis situations are omnipresent in our lives and the experience of emotions such as being overwhelmed, fear, despair, but also the feeling of relief. Crises do not have to have negative connotations; rather, difficult situations in life can also offer the opportunity for change and turning points. 

This workshop is specifically aimed at social pedagogues, teachers, educators, but also psychologists, psychotherapists and all other professions working in the social and therapeutic field. 

Topic overview:

  • Definition and explanation of terms
  • Crisis intervention
  • Pedagogical relevance of crisis intervention
  • The topic of suicide in everyday pedagogical life
  • Crisis intervention in everyday pedagogical life
  • Crisis counselling and crisis support
  • Template letters and contact
  • Research and literature

Detailed overview of topics: HERE


The Trauma Institut offers social workers, educators and teachers following seminars in dealing with children, adolescents and adults:

  • Dealing with children and adolescents with AD (H) D
  • AMK (anti-bullying campaign), aimed specifically at classes and schools
  • IPPM (Individual psycho-educational intervention), dealing in narcotic addicts and / or delinquent youth
  • Treatment of dyslexia, Dispraxie, dyscalculia and dyslexia using innovative scientific methods
  • Proper handling of traumatized adults at the first inventory (eg recording in a home)