Compassion Based Trauma Resolution (CB-TR)

 CB TR LogoTM 121018 001Workplace Wellbeing Institute™ Model of Compassion Based Trauma Resolution (CB-TR) and Compassion BasedTrauma-Informed Care & Practice (CB-TICP©) combines our Attachment Relational Theory (A.R.T.©) and Dr Ann Jennings Two Foundations of TICP (2007a, 2007b, 2008, 2009)

1. UNIVERSAL ASSUMPTION of INCLUSION: That is that the vast majority of people (up to 90%) who access mental health, substance/alcohol abuse, family/youth/disability, legal aid, housing and income support assistance & treatment services have a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Trauma and Complex Trauma Histories (Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, 2010; Frazer et al, 2014; Jennings, 2008; Waite, Gerrity & Arango, 2010).

2. NON-MALEFICENCE: ABOVE ALL ELSE, DO NO HARM: One of the universal ethical/moral principles across all areas of health-care & health-care service & delivery.

These Two Foundation Stones support our Three Pillars of CB-TICP© through our Attachment Relational Therapeutic Models of:

1. SAFTEY & SECURITY: Developing the concept and practice that as workers, teachers and employees in areas of health, community/family/youth/disability services and education we can become what is termed, "transitional secure attachment figures" for the consumers/clients/students who access our services 

2. CONNECTIONS: These are the Relationships that develop when Safety & Security is established which enable traumatised consumers/clients/students, often for the first time, to begin to use their self-regulatory skills & capacities. This why we believe the term "The Relationship is the Intervention" is one of the primary methodologies in the Resolution of Trauma

3. MANAGING EMOTIONS: Learning and adopting skills and practices, for both staff & consumers/clients/students, that develop & enhance Emotional, Social & Relational Intelligence. When a strength-based model of naming, and therefore taming, the often complex & powerful emotions associated with complex/developmental trauma an environment of trust, respect & compassion is achieved (Siegel, 2009, 2011, 2013). C-B-A.R.T.-TICP© model employs a variety of Mindfulness & Wellbeing practices to achieve this purpose (please use these links to read more on our therapeutic programs; Mindfulness in SchoolsMindfulness in the WorkplaceWellbeing Practices)


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 Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, (2010). Adverse childhood experiences reported by adults – five states 2009. Morbidity and Morlatity Weekly Report, 59(49), 1609-1635. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from

Frazer, J. G., Griffin, J. L., Barto, B. L., Lo, C., Wenz-Cross, M., Spinazzola, J., . . . Bartlett, J. D. (2014). Implementation of a workforce initiative to build trauma-informed child welfare practice and services: Findings from the Massachusetts child trauma project. Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 233-242.

Gabowitz, D. & Konnath, K. (2008). Developing trauma-informed services for families experiencing homelessness: An interactive training video and guide. The National Centre for Homelessness, The National Childhood Stress Network, Trauma Centre at Justice Resource Centre.

Jennings, A. (2007a). Criteria for building a trauma-informed mental health service systems. Centre for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jennings, A. (2007b). Blueprint for action: Building trauma-informed mental health service systems. Centre for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jennings, A. (2008). Models for developing trauma-informed behavioural health systems and trauma-specific services. National Centre for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), Centre for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

Jennings, A. (2009). Re-traumatising with chart. Power Point Presentation.Retrieved from

Waite, R., Gerrity, P., & Arango, R. (2010). Response to adverse childhood experiences. Journal of Psychological Nursing, 48(12), 51-61.

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