These workshops provide up to date, evidence based, experiential learning to develop skills for working with people who are affected by trauma and address personal issues such as secondary trauma and unprocessed triggers to prevent burnout and work -related Post Traumatic Stress.
They demonstrate client centred, strength based practices, bringing three decades of working with people who have experienced complex trauma together with studying and assessing a variety of approaches. They integrate the research and clinical work of people such as Bessel van der Kolk, Dan Siegel and Stephen Porges with the more person centred ideas of Michael White and Parker Palmer. Mary has a deep understanding of Trauma and its affects and aims to uncover peoples’ strengths and abilities, in the stories of who they are, rather than pathologies the effects of their experiences. She is grateful for the influence of the Dulwich Centre and Narrative Practices for this approach. Her experiences of walking with many survivors of devastating childhood trauma and her own journey makes her passionate about passing on skills and learnings to resource and validate people who do this rewarding and challenging work where they encounter the worst and best of humanity.