Events & Workshops

Workshops are intentionally designed with every detail in mind.  They provide participants with a high degree of psychological safety in order to maximize learning and growth. They are intimate, interactive, collegial, and collaborative.  More than 90% of surveyed participants rate our workshops and events as “excellent.”  Many comment that we offer the best training they have ever attended!

Building a Trauma-Informed System

The Ecological Perspective :  Two-Day Intensive

For some time, those knowledgeable about ACES/trauma remained focused on the individual that experienced adversity.  “Treating trauma” was client/patient focused, psychotropic medication dependent, and cognitive/ behavioral in emphasis.  Yeah, that’s so 2005.

Today, becoming “trauma-informed” is about initiating and sustaining systems change.  It begins with acknowledging that the current functioning of public service (i.e. education, health care, mental health, etc.) compounds survival responses rather than mitigates them. Becoming a “trauma-informed” system requires intentional actions (reflected in organizational processes) that generate psychological safety and nervous system regulation.

In this interactive workshop, participants build capacity for guiding systems change. Participants learn about complex systems theory, systems phenomena, key considerations in initiating change in a system, adaptive challenges, adaptive leadership, social network theory and network thinking.  Participants reflect on the aforementioned concepts as they relate to the “Self-Healing Communities” framework that revolutionized a county in Washington State.

Intentionally offered in the bucolic village of Hancock, NH, participants will leave this workshop feeling connected, informed, inspired, and equipped to champion trauma-informed change in their respective settings.

Building a Trauma Informed System:
2-Day Intensive

When: January 16 & 17, 2019
Who: counselors, educators, social workers, administrators, DCYF employees, juvenile justice workers, health care professionals, addiction professionals
Where:  Hancock, NH 
Time:  8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $399.00 - lunch included both days
Lodging (10% discount if you mention the workshop):  The Hancock Inn
Location:  The Hancock Inn, Hancock, NH
Contact Hours:  12

Parenting with PTSD:

Understanding and Healing for Parenting Survivors

You thought you were “over it.”  Then you had your kids and you were reliving your childhood abuse through flashbacks and panic attacks.  You are not alone and healing is possible.

In this one-day workshop co-led by author Dawn Daum and HERE this NOW founder Emily Read Daniels, participants will gain an understanding of ACEs science and its impact on:
* mental, emotional, and physical health;
* common triggers parenting survivors experience;
* common reactions and symptoms experienced by parenting survivors;
* the role self and co-regulation play in re-calibrating the body’s stress response system
* interrupting the cycle of abuse

Intentionally offered in the bucolic village of Hancock, NH, participants will complete this workshop feeling supported, informed, validated, and equipped to strengthen their individual resilience and aid their healing or the healing of those they serve.

Learn more about Dawn Daum (co-presenter).  Learn more about Emily Read Daniels

Parenting with PTSD

When:  Thursday, June 28, 2018
Who:  parenting survivors and professionals that work with parenting survivors
Where:  Hancock, NH
Time:  8:30am-4:00pm
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Cost:  $150.00 (early bird rate till June 18th), lunch provided at The Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  6

The Trauma-Informed School 2.0:

With Lara Kain and Emily Daniels

Join trauma-informed consultants, Emily Daniels and Lara Kain, as they co-present an unforgettable 3 night/4 day immersive fall experience at the beautiful Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield, NH.  This intensive yet intimate training experience is designed to offer trauma-informed champions a chance to gain confidence and skill in shepherding trauma-informed change in their schools.   Intended participants understand the “why” – they have already studied or learned about ACES science and/or childhood trauma – but find themselves overwhelmed about what to do next.

This training will equip school champions in addressing the “big pieces” of structure and process that are necessary in guiding cultural change.  Join us, connect with like-minded educators, and increase your skill and confidence in spreading this movement to and through your school.

The Trauma-Informed School 2.0

When: October 21-October 24, 2018
Who:  school counselors, student assistance counselors, special education teachers, teachers, behavior therapists, OT/PT, SLP, educational administrators, curriculum and instruction directors, superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, school social workers
Where:  400 Saw Mill Road (GPS),Greenfield, NH
Location:  The Barbara C. Harris Conference Center
Time:  Sunday, 2:00 pm arrival;  Wednesday, 11:00 am departure
Cost:  $499.00 (includes registration fee, meals, and accommodations in adult-friendly cabins)
Transportation:  If flying, car pool arrangements can be made with us to and from MHT.  Email for inquiries
Contact Hours:  18

An Introduction to The Regulated Classroom:

“Bottom-Up” Trauma-Informed Teaching

When educators learn about the devastating impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), childhood trauma, and toxic stress on a child’s developing body, brain, and behavior, they often remark, “Well..what do I do now?”  The Regulated Classroom answers that question.

In this one day workshop experience, educators will deepen self-awareness and capacity for self-regulation through a new approach to trauma-informed teaching.  The Regulated Classroom:  Bottom-Up Trauma-Informed Teaching is an approach to creating a connected classroom environment by understanding the human nervous system and its role in human behavior.

Educators experience their own stress reactions when they encounter challenging student behaviors.  This dynamic human experience undermines connection between educators and their students.  The Regulated Classroom helps educators develop self-awareness about stress activation in their nervous system and their capacity for self-regulation.  They learn to recognize the signs of stress “activation” and “settling” in their bodies through various activities, sensory tools, and four kinds of classroom practices – Connectors, Activators, Soothers, and Affirmations.  These tools and practices can be incorporated into classroom routines as a means of stress regulation for educators and their students.

Daniels developed The Regulated Classroom after spending more than 20 years fine tuning her capacity for self-regulation in order to support vulnerable youth as a school counselor and educator. The approach is informed by principles of Somatic Experiencing,™ Responsive Classroom,™ Project Adventure,™ and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.™


The Regulated Classroom:  A New "Bottom-Up" Approach to Trauma-Informed Teaching

Who:  classroom teachers, specialists, OT/PT, speech practitioners, behaviorists, paraeducators, school counselors, adjustment counselors, student assistance counselors, administrators
When:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
Where:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30-4:00pm
Cost:  $249.00 - includes lunch
Contact Hours:  6 contact hours

The Lonely Leader:

Administrator or Executive Resilience

The best kept secret in leadership is the overwhelming stress load threatening leader performance and tenure.  Co-presented with sacred healer, Rose Carey, this interactive workshop offers an opportunity for increased self awareness of the body’s stress response, its impact on the body, well-being, and job performance.

Participants will benefit from the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and deepen their understanding of self and tools for strengthening their resilience.

The Lonely Leader:  Strengthening Executive / Administrator Resilience

Who:  principals, health care directors or administrators, social service directors, executive directors, superintendents, CEO's, police/fire chiefs, correctional officials.
When:  Thursday, December 6, 2018
Where:  Hancock, NH
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Cost:  $249.00, lunch provided
Contact Hours:  6

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