With ‘trauma’ becoming ever more present in the news film, tv in its’ many forms, and music now is the time to understand what is meant by trauma, how does it affect us and what are the implications on us, our community, and the world.
The world has experienced a global trauma, a pandemic and everyone has been affected in one way or another. Our hope and future possibilities have been affected. We have lived with uncertainty and do not know when it will end.
All training is for those who would like to know more about trauma and its effects, including educators, social workers, youth workers, youth justice workers, police, nurses, counsellors, other mental health practitioners, parents, adoptive parents, foster carers, and those in the community
The aim is to obtain a greater understanding about us as human beings, how trauma affects us and how we can connect with understanding and creativity to enable traumatic growth, both in the individual and society.
There is a saying that it takes a child to raise a village, understanding trauma increases compassion and creates belonging
This training is an introduction to trauma, introducing the concepts of us as human beings, how trauma affects the body and the mind, why we do what we do, and what is needed to aid recovery This training is for all who would like to know more and have a greater understanding about us as human beings.
It is not only the difficulties, but also the beauty of traumatic growth that brings forth hope and future possibilities.
Mon 18th September 2023 6pm-9pm
Weds 18th October 2023 9.30am-12.30pm
Mon 13th November 2023 6pm-9pm
Weds 6th December 2023 Cancelled
Mon 15th January 2024 6pm-9pm
Weds 14th February 2024 9.30am-12.30pm
The 4 day Understanding Trauma training looks at the current concepts of how trauma affects the body, the mind and the sense of identity, along with what is needed to for restoration of who we truly are. This training is designed to work alongside any foundational training or understanding, professional or personal.
Through sharing this understanding we're able to aid healing and recovery to the traumatised and source equilibrium. We aim to help them unleash their potential and find their super-powers, allowing them to thrive as opposed to survive.
Saturday 14th April 2024
Saturday 11th May 2024
Saturday 15th June 2024
Saturday 13th July 2024
20% concession discount for self funders
This 10 day training is focused on how to work from a trauma recovery perspective for working with the hard to reach. It looks at the current concepts of how trauma affects the body, the mind and the sense of identity, along with what is needed for restoration of who we truly are. The aim is to aid healing and recovery to the traumatised, helping them to unleash their potential and find their super-powers, enabling thriving opposed to surviving. Experiential, it uses creativity in many different forms to meet young people in their world to make meaningful connections, lowering defences and healing trauma.
Saturday 23rd September 2023
Saturday 21st October 2023
Saturday 25th November 2023
Saturday 20th January 2024
Saturday 10th February 2024
Saturday 16th March 2024
20% concession for self funders
We at Room4... are very proud to welcome back David Taransaud!!
“We need to understand self-harm as a solution rather than a problem […] When we accept the behaviour as the young person’s best attempt at surviving, we open a dialogue that can lead to finding different solutions” L. Martin
Hurt people don’t just hurt people, they’re also very good at hurting themselves. Like most human behaviour, self-harm has meaning, it only seems senseless or meaningless to the extent we are unable - or unwilling - to comprehend it (Diamond, 1996).
Self-harm is a subject that makes many, if not most, feel uncomfortable. It typically elicits negative responses that range from shock and horror to disappointment, disgust, fear, and anger. As a result, many children and young people who self-harm are labelled as attention seekers, manipulative, crazy, or suicidal (Martin, 2010). Yet, research shows that the way we respond is crucial in determining whether we will increase their deep sense of shame which in turn will increase their self-harming behaviour, or whether we can help them make sense of their experiences and safely explore with them the underlying issues that have led them to self-injure as a way of coping.
A range of themes will be explored, including:·
Saturday 23rd September 2023
Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way
Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 0LD
This event has now ended
Children and young people are rarely seen in a positive light in the press and regularly find themselves at the receiving end of the ‘monster’ epithet. But these kids are not soulless savages, they are survivors of adverse childhood experiences; their ‘monstrous’ behaviour is the means by which they manage early terrors and conceal the shamed and hurt aspect of their Self. They are children who learned that love only brings pain, and intimacy goes hand in hand with abuse. They are emotional orphans who grew up expecting the worst from others, and sadly many of us exceed their expectations.
In order for us, as adults, to help them achieve their full potential for growth and happiness, we need to dare to look into the abyss and venture into the lair of this ‘monster’, the inner den of the so-called ‘feral’ youth, befriend his raw energy and find the beauty within the beast.
So, on the day, we will embark on an exciting venture into an unknown world, a voyage into the uncharted inner landscape of the emotionally wounded child. Along the way, we will explore how to connect and communicate with hard-to-reach children and young people, and how youth culture, particularly the myth of the superhero, can give us an insight into their inner world.
But most importantly, we will discover that our greatest challenges do not hide beneath baseball caps or hooded tops but lurk deep within ourselves, and that the best place to deal with an aggressive kid is not in the classroom or in the dust of the playground, but in our own mind (Bernstein, 2001). For it is only by reclaiming all that is deep within us, and by extending our love to the estranged parts of ourselves that we’ll be able to fully open our hearts to those who have been wounded so deeply and so painfully.
A range of themes will be explored, including:
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Hannah is a youth worker, counsellor, and child and adolescent psychotherapist.
Hannah has worked with children, young people and their families for over 20 years, she has worked in statutory and charitable organisations, including clinical, community and educational settings.
She is the founding Director of Room4..., set up to provide trauma recovery focused therapy in the community and to share her understanding of trauma and working with those deemed hard to reach.
Hannah is passionate about all human beings and believes in their capabilities and amazing resourcefulness whilst in the face of adversity. Hannah believes in everyone's ability to not only recover from trauma, but to thrive.
David is a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, consultant, author, and trainer with over 20-years’ clinical experience working with young people.
He is the author of:
David also works as a foreign consultant with ‘Alleviate Addiction Suffering’ in Karachi (Pakistan) and travelled to Kitgum (Uganda) where he set up an Art Therapy service in an orphanage for former child soldiers and young people affected by conflict and trauma. His travel journal, ‘Kitgum’s Orphans; Invisible Wounds’ was entered in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2013). An international documentary and educational impact media award honoring members in the independent film and global humanitarian industry.
I would definitely recommend this course to others. It was packed full of information, delivered with great use of metaphor and video inserts, which for me is a particularly useful way of remembering course content. Group discussion was informative.
Hannah is inspirational. Delivering an extremely challenging topic in a way that we could all relate to. I felt very held and safe to explore and express my experiences and that of some of the people I work with, in relation to the topic and content.
This training ignited my passion for what I do and in my awareness of what I already know. It felt very affirming and has left me with lots to consider in how I work with people and my future work roles.
The creative ways in which the information was presented kept the subject matter interesting and created a safe space to internalise challenging material. It has also enabled me to consider creative ways in which I can share this understanding with individuals towards empowerment and self-awareness in developing their self-mastery for self-regulation and self-esteem.
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