Compassion Based Trauma Aware Education (CBTAE) 12 Month Training

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CBTAE is a 12-month training program utilizing the latest scientific research, clinical practice, and pedagogical applications of Contemplative Neuroscience in assisting each trainee to feel confident and competent in supporting students, clients, and staff in the resolution of Complex/Developmental Childhood Trauma, and Primary and Secondary Traumatic Stress.

Program Outline:

Months 1-3, Developing Your Compassion/Contemplative-Based Practice: Developing your Daily Compassion/Contemplative Based Practices using our Mindfulness and Gratitude Practices and Dr Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion Practices. Your Compassion/Contemplative-Based Practices are the core foundation for your Self-Care Practices; your gateway to Flourishing and Thriving in both your professional capacities and personal life.

Month 1, Mindfulness Practice: Learning Outcomes: To develop and maintain a daily Mindfulness Practice. Mindfulness is a core practice of Compassion and Self-Compassion. Mindfulness Practice when used daily has innumerable physiological and psychological positive health benefits. Through the use of our; Mindfulness Cards & Workbook + KICHIDOTM The Path of Positivity as an 8-Week Program. From as little as 5-minutes per day walk with us through KICHIDO’s Movement, Meditation & Breathing Practices + Meditation Practices: Including Breath-Awareness, Body-Scan, Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion guided Meditations. From these Core Foundations each trainee will be guided and supported to develop and maintain their unique Mindfulness Practice.

Month 2, Gratitude Practice: Learning Outcomes: To develop and maintain a daily Gratitude Practice. Gratitude Practice is another core practice of Compassion/Self-Compassion and this month’s focus is the use of our Gratitude Journal in developing and maintain your unique Gratitude Practice. Please Note: During these two months you will also develop a working awareness & knowledge of the Research and Scientific Evidence of Contemplative Neuroscience in the areas of Compassion, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Positive Emotions, Happiness and Kindness.

Month 3, Compassion & Self-Compassion: Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of the science Compassion and Self-Compassion. Research has demonstrated that the use of Self- Compassion can be an antidote to Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. This learning month will have a focus on Dr Kristin Neff a recognised world authority and researcher on Compassion and particularly Self-Compassion.

Months 4-8, the Neuroscience of Wellbeing, Meditation, Positivity, Gratitude, Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness as the main Pathway in the Resolution of Trauma

Month 4, Dr Barbara Fredrickson: Fredrickson is the world’s leading expert on the role positive emotions play in driving positive behaviour change. Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of the science of love; plus the role positive emotions play in broadening the heart and mind and building resilience and resources and developing our “positivity bias”.

Month 5, Dr Dan Siegel Month: Siegel is an internationally acclaimed author, researcher, scientist and psychiatrist in the fields of mindfulness, attachment, neuroplasticity and human development. Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of Siegel’s work with a focus on “Interpersonal Neurobiology” & “Mindsight” principles and concepts.

Month 6, Dr Richie Davidson: Davidson is a world leading neuroscientist and researcher on the health benefits of contemplative practices and how meditative practices positively change the brain. Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of the neuroscience of contemplative practices. What practices actually work, why they work, what areas of the brain they change and the regularity needed to achieve lasting positive change.

Month 7, Dr Bessel van der Kolk Month: van der Kolk is regarded as a world leading expert in the field of developmental trauma and PTSD research, clinical practice and treatment. Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of van der Kolk, concepts of trauma resolution based on his book “The Body Keeps the Score”.

Month 8, Dr Stephen Porges & Polyvagal Theory (PVT): Porges ground-breaking PVT is changing our concepts of what is possible in the field of trauma resolution practices from a neurophysiological foundational level. Learning Outcomes: Developing a working awareness and knowledge of the work of Dr Stephen Porges and his “Polyvagal Theory” as the neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication & self-regulation.

Months 9, 10, & 11 Key Overarching Themes

Month 9, Attachment Month: Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of Contemporary Attachment Theory. Including Infant-Caregiver Attachment, Adult Attachment and Transitional Attachment Relationships in clinical and pedagogical settings. This will supply a deep theoretical underpinning for our Attachment Relational Theoretical (ART©) Model of CBTAR.

Month 10, Epigenetics: Like silt deposited on the cogs of a finely tuned machine after the seawater of a tsunami recedes, our experiences, and those of our forebears, are never gone, even if they have been forgotten. Even though the DNA remains the same, the process of epigenetics is showing how our psychological and behavioral tendencies can also be inherited. Learning Outcomes: From the rich field of Behavioural Epigenetics. Learn how nurture shapes nature, where nature refers to biological heredity and nurture refers to virtually everything that occurs during the life-span – e.g., social-experience, diet and nutrition, exposure to toxins, behaviour, cognition, personality, and mental health.

Month 11, Self-Care Month: Learning Outcomes: To develop a working awareness and knowledge of Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout. Developing additional awareness & knowledge of the antibodies of these “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, Self-Care Practices, Compassion, Compassion Satisfaction, Resilience, Altruism & Positivity. Understanding and learning to apply the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) Survey Instrument as a means of tracking Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Workplace Wellbeing.

Month 12, Course Summary Month: A chance to catch-up on any outstanding work and to develop a sense of Completion & Closure with a mapping out of a ‘where to from here?’