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.

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 reactions rather than mitigates them. Becoming a “trauma-informed” system requires intentional actions (reflected in organizational processes) that generate psychological safety and autonomic 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, participatory leadership and processes, social network theory and network thinking.  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 workshop

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 | Hancock Meetinghouse (first floor, beautifully renovated)
Time:  8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Cost:  $399.00, lunch provided at The Hancock Inn
Lodging:  The Hancock Inn
Contact Hours:  12

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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:  TBA
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” 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.   

Daniels, founder of, 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:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Where:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30-4:00pm
Cost:  $259.00 - includes lunch
Contact Hours:  6 contact hours


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The Lonely Leader:

Administrator or Executive Resilience

The best kept secret in leadership is the overwhelming stress load threatening leader performance and tenure.  This interactive workshop offers an opportunity for increased self-awareness about the body’s stress response, its impact on the body, well-being, and job performance.  Participants will explore tools and strategies for strengthening self-regulation and stress management.

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:  TBA
Where:  Hancock, NH
Location:  The Hancock Inn
Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Cost:  $249.00, lunch provided
Contact Hours:  6

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