New organisational models and practices put a strong focus on relationships; and on creating spaces where people can be more authentic, more open and where they can “bring their whole self to work”. Collaboration in these spaces is asking for different capabilities, for facilitators, coaches, team members or leaders.
We notice more attention for personal, organisational and intergenerational trauma. Recently, scientific research and theory has emerged explaining trauma and its effects. Deep personal and collective stuff becomes more visible and disciplines, like regenerative practices, include healing as a key aspect of their impact.
Regardless of the role we play in a group, as collaborators, we find ourselves wondering how to create connection without pushing too far?, how to equip ourselves as we invite others to dive into self-exploration and vulnerability?, how can we make sure that, at least, we are not creating more trauma?
How do we work with fragmentation from a place of wholeness?
This 10 week course interlaces recent scientific research on trauma and its effects with our personal embodied experiences of trauma responses. We won’t be making you a therapist, but will give enough background theory and awareness to recognise trauma responses in others and in oneself.
You will learn:
- Theoretical principles of trauma and its possible expressions
- How to recognise trauma responses
- How to handle them
- How to act responsibly and ethically
- Practical skills to maintain presence when trauma appears, in yourself or others
- How to recognise trauma in groups, teams and organisations
You will walk away with:
- Familiarity with yourself and your own experience with trauma
- Practices of staying in relation
- The power of witnessing - being present to what is
- The experience of a safe learning space - In being held, we develop the ability to hold.