WEVAS® is Working Effectively with Violent and Aggressive States.

WEVAS® utilizes the concept of psychological states. People have times when they are in an optimal state, referred to as the Competent State. Sometimes they move into problem states in which they become anxious, agitated, aggressive or even assaultive.  WEVAS® teaches differentiated communication strategies that are targeted to match these psychological states. The appropriate strategy can be used to encourage people in these states to return to their competent state.

We offer interactive, activity-based training and workshops that are relevant for anyone who interacts with people who may become anxious, agitated, aggressive, and/or assaultive.

Training of Trainers: 5 days

Workshops for participants: 2 or 3 day flexible formats


WEVAS® training during COVID-19 should comply with recommended

physical distancing, mask use, sanitizing procedures, and other precautions as per


WEVAS® Facilitators:

WEVAS® 2019 materials are available for download.

Contact Michelle@wevas.ca to arrange re-certification.

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