Presentations can be made in any increments needed to fit your schedule. GainWel is a CEU provider for Social Workers and Registered Nurses. One-hour, half day and all-day workshops and staff development activities are available. Presentations can be geared for Professional development and training or to community group events.
Focused on meeting Ethics criteria for continuing education, topics include:
GainWel presents healthcare practitioners with a trauma- and attachment-informed paradigm to help them provide effective and ethical healthcare services for clients who have been exposed to both event and relational/developmental trauma. Our trauma-informed care trainings help healthcare practitioners provide quality integrative healthcare services as the healthcare industry moves towards a national trauma-informed care model of service delivery.
According to SAMHSA, psychological trauma is a hidden epidemic. 90% of clients in public behavioral health settings have experienced trauma. Trauma survivors have had overwhelming life experiences that significantly impact their capacity to function in a healthy manner. Providing them with trauma-informed care services that are responsive to their histories can make a huge difference in their lives.
Research demonstrates that psychological trauma contributes significantly in the development of many problems such as various psychiatric disorders, addictions, behavioral disorders, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, violent behavior, and a variety of chronic mental and physical health problems.
Most trauma survivors have repeated social and relational trauma resulting in complex or developmental trauma, which is quite different from PTSD — see this comparison chart PTSD vs. DTD diagnoses.
Trauma-informed professionals have a critical role in clearing the impact of trauma on individuals’ long-term mental and physical health. Skills in addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in healthcare systems. Behavioral health organizations are now seeking clinicians who are qualified to offer trauma-informed care.
According to SAMHSA’s concept of a trauma-informed approach, “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed:
A trauma-informed approach can be implemented in any type of service setting or organization and is distinct from trauma-specific interventions or treatments that are designed specifically to address the consequences of trauma and to facilitate healing.
This training program includes multi-media lectures, self-awareness activities, group discussions, optional experiential learning.
Unsatisfied with a traditional Western Medicine approach to pain and symptom management for hospice patients, he studied and uses Hypnosis and Guided Imagery in his psychotherapy practice in San Antonio, Texas.
Adding a Trauma Informed approach to his current work provides a holistic blend of the mind, body, and Spiritual connections to facilitate healing on a deeper level.
Rejuvenating himself through outdoor activities - whether playing disc golf, hiking, or mountain biking, remaining connected to nature is important to maintaining balance.
In her former life, was a Mortgage Banker, who fell in love with Acupuncture and now has a private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. Her studies in Trauma Informed Care/Developmental Trauma have integrated her belief and observation of the connection between the emotions and the physical self.
Angela found new ways to pull together treatment approaches using acupuncture to provide relief to the mind, body, and spirit of her patients. A songstress, lover of music and sound, she is now finding new creative expression in clay.
We specialize in home based Mental Health Counseling