Welcome to Workplace Wellbeing Institute™ Compassion Based Trauma Resolution (CB-TR) Model of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice
This site is dedicated to the A.R.T. and Science of the development, delivery and implementation of emperical and evidenced-based education, training, treatment, consultancy and advocacy of contemporary models of Trauma Resolution through a Compassion Based Model of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (CB-TICP). Workplace Wellbeing Institute™ employs our Attachment Relational Therapeutic Model of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (A.R.T.-TICP©). A.R.T.-TICP© assists services, agencies, organisations and schools to effectively and compassionately work with, and support, individuals/students, families and communities who may have experienced complex trauma and or developmental trauma. Whether these trauma histories/narratives are personal, familial, social, cultural, historical or inter/trans-generational they require a trauma-informed way of working and treatment in order for the traumas to find some level of resolution (please read our A.R.T. web-page and our CB-TR web-page for additional information about our Compassion Based Models of Trauma Resolution).
What is Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP)? Unresolved Trauma is one of the common denominators in the majority of mental health conditions, substance/alcohol abuse, homelessness and a variety of additional adverse psychosocial, emotional, vocational and relational conditions and outcomes. Therefore, the models of care & practice that support & work with individuals with complex trauma histories need to be grounded and directed from, and through, a comprehensive understanding & awareness of the neurophysiological, psychological, emotional, developmental, familial, relational and psychosocial impacts/effects of trauma and violence on human beings throughout the lifespan. This is the nature of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP) Models. TICP Models also have a comprehensive understanding & awareness of the resulting creative, adaptive & complex behaviours traumatised people have learnt in order to survive in their respective families, communities, schools and social/political/bureaucratic/economic systems (Frazer et al., 2014; Gabowitz & Konnath, 2008; Blomm, 2007; Jennings, 2008).
Why Trauma-Informed Care & Practice Models? The vast majority (over 90%) of individuals accessing community/social/disability services, youth services, mental health services, AOD services, family/domestic violence services and supported housing services have a complex trauma history (please see our Trauma Facts and Trauma in Schools webpages for more details and references). Therefore, the resolution of trauma needs to be one of the primary processes for all of our services, schools, agencies and organisations that work and support with people with complex trauma histories.
The good news is that TICP models are now starting to successfully address the Resolution of Trauma, whether individual, historical or trans-&-intergenerational, in a timely and cost effective manner. Workplace Wellbeing Institute’s A.R.T.-TICP© Model employs the empirical/clinical research and treatment methodologies of international leaders in the fields of Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Traumatology, Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Positive Psychology/Education, Mindfulness-Based Therapies & Practices, Somatic-Based Therapies & Practices and Movement/Creative/Theatrical-Based Therapies & Practices. Some of these international experts in these science-informed feilds include; Drs Dan Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Martin Seligman, Stephen Porges, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard Davidson, Barbara Fredrickson, Charles Figley, Pat Ogden, Sandra Bloom, Anna Baranowsky, Eric Gentry and Alan Schore.
Research has repeatedly shown Mindfulness Practices, Programs and Techniques have an ability to assist in the resolution and effective treatment of trauma (please see our Mindfulness in the Workplace and Mindfulness in Schools web-pages for greater detail and references) . Below is a short slide show of some of our Mindfulness Cards that we use in our training and therapeutic programs.