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Empowering Through Embodied Awareness

This research offers a case study of the implementation of a
gender-responsive, trauma-informed integrated mindfulness program (TIMBo) within
a women’s prison.

5 Step Trauma Responsive Guide

As parents, care givers, bosses, managers and friends, if we are not aware of our own unconscious responses to stress and adversity, we run the risk of perpetuating the cycle of stress or trauma activation in ourselves and others. The skills we teach in our program are simple, practical and can change the quality of your relationships and your life.

Journal of Complementary Therapies in Medicine Article

Read the recently published article on TIMBo in Kenya.

ACE Report

The number of categories of adverse childhood exposures showed a graded relationship to the presence of adult diseases including ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, skeletal fractures, and liver disease. The seven categories of adverse childhood experiences were strongly interrelated and persons with multiple categories of childhood exposure were likely to have multiple health risk factors later in life. Download the study here.

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From Compassion Fatigue to Healing Centered Engagement

Translating trauma informed values into action

The term healing-centered engagement (HCE) offers a more holistic approach to fostering well-being through relationship, culture, and spirituality, and experienced through a trauma-informed lens. HCE interventions are strengths-based, involve a collective view of healing, and re-establish the central role of culture in well-being.

Mindful Touch

A guide to hands on support in trauma sensitive yoga

The fast-growing field of trauma-informed yoga generally discourages the use of touch in yoga classes, considering it ill-advised and even damaging. This paper presents an alternative view based on 11 years of experience in the field of yoga and mindfulness practices for trauma survivors. These best practices for supportive touch can offer you a place to start in your classes.

Origins of Addiction

Here, data is presented to stimulate rethinking the basis of addiction. Download this article for insight on how early adverse experiences contribute to addiction.

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