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.
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.
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.
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.