Kim’s 9.5 hours of recorded videos consist of seven sessions that average just over 80 minutes each. Participants will have repeated access via live streaming for 120 days from the date they register. Additionally, there will be a live, online and interactive Q&A for 90 minutes held on June 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time.
Living with trauma is a universal experience. Talking about mental health and emotional pain used to be taboo – but no longer. Thankfully and appropriately, trauma-sensitive practice is becoming an increasingly common topic within forward-thinking organizations world-wide. This is essential if we want the individual people, we serve to be receiving the most effective levels of support needed for them to thrive.
An individual’s experience of their life’s trauma impacts every area of human functioning: physical, mental, behavioural, social, and spiritual. Circumstances such as violence, abuse, neglect, addiction, loss, racism and exclusion are examples of what can dramatically affect a child’s development and it can significantly impede their capacity to function throughout their lifespan. But the understanding of “trauma” is frequently misinterpreted, misunderstood and minimized - leaving people responding repeatedly from wounded places, without awareness. When combined with developmental disability or substance abuse, the challenges for individuals living with trauma are compounded enormously.
As professionals, we are most effective at supporting others when we understand how personal trauma experiences influence overall function and healing processes. Whether we work in the fields of therapy, education, social work, child protection or business, and whether we are counselors, police officers or foster parents, this mental health workshop will help us develop new skills in working mindfully and effectively with other people. The upside is that we’re highly likely to understand ourselves more too.
Titles of the Seven Sessions:
1. The Impact of Trauma on Development
2. Arousal as a Foundation for Behaviour, Learning and Function
3. The Stress-Trauma Continuum and Regulation
5. Trauma-Sensitive Practice in Action (Part 1)
6. Trauma-Sensitive Practice in Action (Part 2)
7. The Only Person You Can Change is Yourself
Any questions? Please reach out to email@example.com
Gain an appreciation for the deep impact that trauma has on brain development, relational skills, coping strategies and behaviour
Identify the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma, and the complexities when coupled with developmental disability
Appreciate the value of attunement and “holding space” as a force for regulation, healthy brain rewiring, reflection, self-esteem, and learning
Develop practical scripts and skills related to compassionate communication
Learn how to support others with trauma in any setting
Understand how, as one person supporting another, your awareness and mindfulness can open the door for improved connection with people who live with these challenges, and in doing so, increase the sustainability of your practice