Trauma is the response to a distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, destroying their sense of safety
This means that those you work with, the young people you teach, those you supervise, those you serve, those who supervise you, and YOU are likely a survivor of some kind of trauma. Trauma impacts how we perceive the world, relate to others, and relate to ourselves. Very often, despite trauma being in us and all around us, we are not taught to recognize or understand our own trauma, let alone how to respond supportively to others.
Research has shown that trauma impacts our brain, body, social systems, and economy. It is all connected.
It is imperative that we begin to get honest about our judgements, our expectations, and the belief that we can "suck it up" or "leave it at the door". Unfortunately, as wonderful as that would be, that is not how the traumatized brain works. We need to begin to meet ourselves and others with compassion, create environments supportive of healing, and develop a sense of connection.
A training focused on providing education around IPV and how it presents and impacts the workplace
Developing and Practicing Supportive Responses
This training provides an overview of trauma, how it is defined, how it impacts the brain, our ability to connect, and the ways in can impact work performance.
Supportive response strategies and skills will be developed and practiced.
Trainings are designed for each level of employment
An experiential and educational program designed for therapists. This training is dedicated to learning more about the healing components of IPV utilizing an integrative approach.
We will discuss Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Therapy, Community Circles, Archetypal Psychology, Art Interventions, and place these modalities with in the frame work of The Hero's Journey.
This training requires a willingness to explore your self awareness, personal narratives, engage in a safe level of self disclosure, and self expression in order to better serve and support survivors.
A training program specifically for high school staff and/or students which includes how to respond to TDV as a teacher or administrator, the development of a Teen Dating Violence Policy, and an optional speech for students.
A one day highly experiential training focusing on the development of active and empathetic listening, self awareness, and self regulation. These are crucial skills for management, teachers, and anyone who wants to promote a felt sense of safety