Events & Workshops

Even our events and workshops are intentionally designed in a trauma-informed format.  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 95% of surveyed participants rate our workshops and events as “excellent.”  Many comment that we offer the best training they have ever attended!  We hope you join us to experience HERE this NOW.


understanding and initiating trauma-informed systems change

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 reactions rather than mitigates them. Becoming a “trauma-informed” system requires intentional actions (reflected in organizational processes) that generate psychological and relational safety and autonomic nervous system regulation.  It’s about interpreting and applying SAMSHA’s six principles of “Trauma-Informed Care” and the most emerging science in traumatology.  

In this interactive workshop, participants build capacity for initiating and facilitating systems change. Participants learn about The PolyVagal Theory, SAMSHA’s 6 principles of TIC, complex systems theory, systems phenomena, key considerations in initiating change in a system, adaptive challenges, participatory leadership and processes, and social network theory.  Participants then apply these theories and principles to their own systems and identify actions for initiating change.  We also reflect on the aforementioned concepts as they relate to the “Self-Healing Communities” framework that revolutionized a county in Washington State.  

This workshop is co-presented with seasoned complex systems consultant, Beth Tener.  Intentionally offered in the bucolic village of Hancock, NH, participants will leave this workshop feeling connected, informed, inspired, and more equipped to champion trauma-informed change in their respective settings.

Becoming a Trauma-Informed System 

When:  Wednesday, November 13 & Thursday, November 14, 2019
Who: Counselors, educators, social workers, administrators, DCYF employees, juvenile justice workers, health care professionals
Where:  Hancock, NH | The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Cost:  $399.00, lunch provided at The Hancock Inn
Lodging: (not included in cost, mention workshop for discounted rateThe Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  12

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Parenting with PTSD:

Understanding and Healing Parenting Survivors

Mental health professionals, family case workers, and other human service professionals have among the highest ACE scores of any profession.  Many are drawn to the work because of their lived experience.  Sometimes this is a benefit in efforts to deliver trauma-informed care but it can often be a hindrance too.  

In this one-day workshop offering, participants will gain a deeper understanding of what often drives seemingly neglectful and/or abusive parenting.  Moreover, participants will gain insight into how to apply this understanding in their personal and professional lives.  This workshop will be led by a childhood abuse survivor and experienced human service worker, mother, and author Dawn Daum.  Participants will learn about:

  • 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 the healing of those they serve.

Learn more about Dawn Daum.  

Parenting with PTSD

When:  February 10, 2020
Who:  parenting survivors and professionals that work with parenting survivors
Where:  Hancock, NH
Time:  8:30am-4:00pm
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Cost:  $249.00, lunch provided at The Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  6

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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 safe and connected classroom environment by understanding the role of the autonomic nervous system in human behavior.

Educators experience their own stress reactions when they encounter challenging student behavior.  If their bodies perceive threat from a student or in the school environment, they are more likely to respond in defensive ways.  This dynamic human experience (i.e. “you’re threatening me; I am threatening you”) undermines connection and fuels power struggles and defensive reacting in children and adults.  This is especially true if there is a history of trauma. 

The Regulated Classroom: “Bottom-Up” Trauma-Informed Teaching helps educators deepen self-awareness about their cycles of stress activation and settling in their bodies.  They learn to recognize the signs of “activation” and “settling” in their bodies through various exercises, sensory tools, and four kinds of classroom practices – Connectors, Activators, Soothers, and Affirmations. 

These tools and practices are incorporated into classroom routines as a means of building psychological safety and establishing self-regulation in educators and their students.  When the classroom environment is “well-regulated,” human synchrony and harmony ensue.  This creates safety – the optimal condition for learning and building relationships.   

Emily Read Daniels, HERE this NOW, 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 steeped in tenets of The PolyVagal Theory and 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, special educators, specialists, OT/PT, speech practitioners, behaviorists, paraeducators, school counselors, adjustment counselors, student assistance counselors, administrators
When:  TBA
Where:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30-4:00pm
Cost:  $259.00 - includes lunch
Contact Hours:  6 contact hours


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An Introduction to NMT™(neurosequential Model of Therapeutics):

Dr. Bruce Perry’s Approach to Treating Trauma

HERE this NOW is thrilled to host Steven Bradley for two days in NH.  In this two-day training, Child Trauma Academy Fellow Stephen Bradley will lead participants in understanding the core concepts of NMT™ (Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics) and neurodevelopmentally-informed practice in school and community settings.

Day 1:  Intro to NMT™ Core Concepts
This workshop will introduce participants in the fields of education and mental health to core concepts in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT™) as they apply to working with children who have experienced developmental trauma in a variety of settings.  Particular attention will be paid to “operationalizing the concepts” in practice and to the relevance of early intervention.  Descriptions of core concepts in practice will illustrate their revelance in “real life” settings and situations.  Pragmatic hands-on emphasis will be a key focus throughout this training.

OBJECTIVES:  Participants will become familiar with Core Concepts used in the NMT™:

  • Sensitization and Tolerance
  • State based Functioning
  • Stress Response Systems
  • Sequential Development
  • Differential Plasticity
  • Relationship, Reward, Regulation

Participants will be introduced to key components of a neurodevelopmentally attuned assessment process.  Participants will have opportunities for hands-on experiential learning activities that incorporate key principles of neurodevelopmentally attuned intervention.

  • Experiential Intervention Fair
  • Discussion of key resources for further application in practice

 Day 2:  Neurodevelopmentally-Informed Practice in School and Community Settings

This day will provide hands-on opportunity for practitioners to discuss actual cases with other professionals from their fields.  Opportunity will be provided for case consultation demonstration and small group discussion to support practice application of core concepts of NMT™ as well as more in depth discussion of the brain mapping process and use of the metric tools in the NMT™.  Participants will leave with frameworks and tools for implementation back in their respective settings.  


  • Participants will learn and discuss sequential processing and it’s relevance to intervention development including the “6 R’s” of intervention development and implementation;
  • Participants will have opportunities to discuss the application and relevance of core concepts;
  • Participants will practice developing an initial treatment/intervention plan that incorporates low brain/somatosensory activities;
  • Participants will become familiar with resources to support further implementation;
  • Participants will have the opportunity to see case consultation “in action.”

An Introduction to NMT™

Who:  teachers, special educators, school psychologists, occupational therapists, school counselors, mental health counselors, community support professionals, substance misuse professionals, social workers, administrators.
When:  March 23 & 24, 2020
Where:  Hancock, NH
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $399.00, morning refreshments and lunch provided 
Contact Hours:  6

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