Learning Outcomes:

Compassion Based Trauma Resolution (CB-TR) 2-Day Professional Development Training

Develop an Awareness, Knowledge & Understanding of the;

  • Neuroscience & Neurobiology of Trauma, Abuse & Violence and its adverse impacts on Brain, Neurophysiological, Relational, Social & Emotional Development & Academic/Scholastic/Vocational progress & achievement
  • Neuroscience & Neurobiology of Secure & Insecure Attachment as a consequence of exposure to Trauma & Traumatic Events
  • Neuroscience & Neurobiology of our Stress Response, Stress Chemicals, HPA Axis, Sympathetic Nervous System & Parasympathetic Nervous System & the role they play in our Physical, Emotional, Mental and Psychological Health & Wellbeing & the Resolution of Trauma
  • Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory and its clinical & practical applications in the Neurophysiological Resolution of Trauma 
  • Contemplative Neuroscience and the research findings of the Neurophysiology of; 
    • Compassion,
    • Mindfulness,
    • Positive Emotions,
    • Wellbeing, and,
    • Positive Education-Psychology as a Framework for the Resolution of Trauma
  • The role Trauma plays in field of Epigenetics (the switching on/off & expression of certain genes and character traits/behaviours through lived experience)
  • Concepts such as Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, Historical Trauma, Inter-Transgenerational Trauma, & Primary/Secondary Trauma
  • Concepts such as Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), Resilience, Vicarious Resilience, Compassion Satisfaction, Flourishing, Thriving & Altruism as the "up-side" to trauma & traumatic events.
  • Concepts such as Institutional/Systemic Abuse as primary triggers for Re-Traumatisation of already traumatised consumers-clients-students
  • The Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Risks (e.g. Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Traumatic Stress & Burnout) for workers/teachers when working with people with complex trauma histories
  • Evidenced-Based preventative, proactive & protective skills, tools and techniques for individuals, work teams and organisations/schools to manage, minimise and alleviate the effects & impacts of the above WHS Risks

Practical Skills:

  • Practical skills in Workplace Wellbeing Institute's Attachment Relational Therapeutic Model of Compassion Based Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (A.R.T.-CB-TICP©) (e.g. the Rogerian Principles of Person-Centred Theory such as Unconditional Positive Regard & Empathetic Communication) that promote Safety, Structure & Security through the core concept of "The Relationship is the Intervention"
  • Instruction on applying Professor Dan Siegel’s “Hand Model of the Brain” as a tool in understanding the impacts of trauma stress on our Neurophysiology, Brain Development, Learning Capacity/Capability & Behaviour
  • Administration of Evidenced-Based Survey Instruments to perform Trauma-Informed Awareness & Trauma-Sensitivity audits for your organisation/school  

Instruction/Demonstration of the following Practical Compassion and Mindfulness Skills & Practices as a Methodology in Resolving Trauma, both Primary & Secondary:

  1. KICHIDO: A movement-based Compassion-Mindfulness Technique that teaches individuals how to remain calm, grounded and present in all situations. This is achieved through a conscious awareness on the breath and the body through slow and rhythmic movement exercises.
  2. Breath-Awareness Practice: A sitting Compassion-Mindfulness Practice that connects the individual with their natural breathing rhythms and cycles in awareness.
  3. Body Scan: A sitting Compassion-Mindfulness Practice that focuses attention on the body using the breath as a way of releasing tension, stress and pent-up emotions. The body scan also trains the mind to develop a more expansive awareness from one moment to the next
  4. Body Grounding Exercises. A variety of Mindfulness Practices that ground and centre the body in this present moment as a way of releasing tension, stress and pent-up emotions
  5. Embedded Group Relational Mindfulness: Group Mindfulness Practice that enhances group Emotional, Social & Relational Intelligence Capacities & Capabilities (how to switch on & maintain our Social Engagement Systems)


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