Training is on-site professional development. Options can be selected from trainings or customized for your needs. Learn More
All workshops are intentionally offered in Hancock, NH. Workshops are designed to be “experiential,” rooted in principles of Reiki, mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing,™ group process and design. Learn More
HERE this NOW has a distinct approach to coaching that artfully blends counseling, content, and supportive supervision. Depending on the client, coaching can fine tune elements of effective leadership, facilitation, community or team development – all essential to supporting trauma-informed change efforts in a setting or system.
“Bottom-Up” Intervention Design
Most approaches to treating trauma are behavioral (e.g. ABA), cognitive (e.g. “growth mind-set”), or cognitive behavioral (e.g. cognitive-behavioral therapy/CBT). Although sometimes appropriate, trauma requires resolution at the procedural memory / body memory level. It requires a re-calibration of the nervous system – with cycles of activation and settling within the range of resilience.
“Bottom-up” intervention design involves developing body-based approaches suited to the individual needs of the client or organization. “Bottom-up” intervention intentionally quiets the primitive part of the brain (fight, flight, or freeze) and builds connection to higher parts of the brain (e.g. neo cortex) responsible for rational/reasonable behavior and higher order thinking.
Movement, mindfulness, yoga, Somatic Experiencing,™ rhythm, theater, breath work, touch, occupational therapy exercises, are just a few examples of “bottom-up” intervention design.
HERE this NOW is schooled and experienced in facilitative, servant, and adaptive leadership approaches. Building on these principles, HERE this NOW can assist clients with refining their leadership approach to support trauma-informed change in their system.
“Becoming trauma-informed” is a process and journey, not an event or destination. In order to create conditions for becoming trauma-informed, intentional and relational strategic planning is a necessity.
HERE this NOW can guide clients in a trauma-informed strategic planning process – complete with assessment of the internal and external environments, the convening of stakeholders, the facilitation of conversations, the achievement of consensus, and creation of a flexible plan that accurately reflects the “real time” needs, goals, and collective hopes of the system.
HERE this NOW lives for facilitation – as it is the bedrock of meaningful process! Having facilitated hundreds of groups (e.g. therapeutic, community, organizational, team, etc.), HERE this NOW can assist you with any of your facilitation needs. Do you need facilitation for trauma-informed event, retreat, convening of community partners, team development, strategic planning? We got you!
Since most mental health, health care, and educational systems are not yet operating as trauma-informed, you may need support in navigating or advocating for your needs or the needs of a loved one. HERE this NOW is here to help. Contact us and let us know how we may support you or a loved one’s journey towards healing.