Become Trauma Informed ~ Trauma Awareness for Teams
For years scientists have been exploring how many of our challenging patterns arise from basic nervous system physiology and early childhood trauma. Thankfully, right now this understanding is becoming more and more mainstream as evidenced by Oprah’s appearance on 60 Minutes. Awareness across our culture of the impact of trauma on our lives is increasing dramatically.
Services organizations including social services agencies, schools and medical providers as well as human resources providers have the opportunity to place their teams on the leading edge of this rising tide of understanding. What if instead of pathologizing others, you begin to make sense of behaviors that can seem confusing and extreme. This understanding invites compassion and encourages everyone to create interventions that honor the natural impulses we all have in response to perceived life threatening situations. It helps you see everyone as inherently whole no matter what they do.
I offer trauma awareness workshops for professionals working in a variety of settings, including schools, child welfare agencies, medical provider settings and human resources departments. These workshops educate your team on how both shock trauma and developmental trauma shape human behavior, including their impact on relationships, motivation and choice. When an organization gains this lens, a new level of teamwork emerges, especially when addressing the needs of very challenging people. This teamwork can impact everything from direct interventions to safety policies and procedures as well as workplace wellness protocols and program development. Imagine for a moment what will change in your organization with this new lens.
Begin cultivating trauma awareness in your organization today by scheduling a two-hour introduction to trauma awareness and nervous system physiology. In this intro you will get a taste of the power of understanding the impact of shock trauma and developmental trauma and what it means in your environment. I custom design each experiential workshop to reflect the unique needs of your organization. I offer both in-person workshops and online webinars. Please call (707) 888-9646 or email contactsuzie at suziegruber dot com to learn more.