Trauma Informed Care was my introduction to a new model on behavior. A model that went past the behaviorist lens, a model that encouraged us to look way beyond the behavior and get curious about what was driving the behavior.
Trauma informed approaches aren't just good for kids with a history of trauma.
Truly being trauma informed means connecting with what it means to be human- and then understanding the impact of trauma on top of that.
I’ve worried about-- and even gotten some feedback-- that I’m unintentionally minimizing the impact of trauma by first focusing on the neurobiology of being human.
Laying trauma-informed principles on top of the neurobiology of being human is how we truly recognize and honor the impact of trauma.
What if without first understanding the neurobiology of being human, trauma informed care is reduced to behavior management techniques?
To be truly trauma informed, we have to go beyond trauma informed. We have to be willing to turn upside our beliefs, and the systems in which we’ve built those beliefs, about what it means to be human.
Engaging the Body: Working with Dysregulated Kids is an eight-hour virtual training for professionals (of any kind!) eager to bring movement and body-based experiences intentionally into their work with clients. I’ve adapted my previously always-sold-out training for play therapists to be applicable to a wider range of professionals and decided to offer it virtually one last time.
The Club- Beginning in October in The Club, we’ll be taking three months to integrate rhythmic, repetitive, relational, and somatosensory experience into moments of healing in the family- strengthening the foundation of the brain. You can join The Club as a caregiver and/or a professional (I know many of you are both!). Registration closes October 5!