a little love from our participants
I appreciate the handouts and visual aids. They are user friendly and will make sharing what we have learned easier.
I’ve never had a more wonderful training experience. Incorporating the neurology, spiritual, energetic, and physiological impacts and factors of trauma is so important to know. I’m so glad I came and I am walking away with a much better understanding.
I was worried I would be bored at this training because I have been trained on trauma informed care in the past, but Jess was very interesting, and kept the topic interesting as well.
I appreciated the trauma-informed way that Jess led the training. The language she used and how she led the training were great models for how to interact with my clients (stopping for breaks, respect for self and body, etc.). They were gentle reminders to guide me to bring this back to how we interact in the workplace.
For me it was definitely an eye opener to understand how different people’s culture can impact help a person understands and perceives their trauma and the trauma around them. I have not had anyone touch on that area in previous trainings.
[I was struck by] The significance of the overlap and intersectionality of oppression and trauma. I knew they intersected but I had not had someone put say it well enough before to really stress how much oppression impacts an individual’s trauma, but also how it impacts trauma informed care.
This training gave me an opportunity to be more mindful of taking care of myself. It’s easy to put being a mother, a caregiver, an employee, and a wife before myself. But to be my best self, I have to take care of myself as well. If I’m not taking care of myself, I’m not able to take care of others.
Jess is an engaging and passionate speaker. I have great respect for the work you do, and your willingness to be vulnerable. Although the exercises made me nervous, they definitely contributed to my learning, and kept me engaged. There was so much information presented in new ways, that I wish I had more time to digest it all! This is not your typical trauma informed care training.
I appreciate the authenticity with which you shared this information. There was a different...something...about the training. Not sure how to explain that. I didn’t find myself thinking, “oh, I’ve heard this all before” or “i need to fidget/move in order to stay focused on this content”.
[I’m taking away from this training] more self awareness.
The nature piece of the training was extremely helpful and got me thinking!
[I will be applying] All of what I learned. Jess gave so many different ways to view trauma and then means of dealing with it that all pertains to those I work with.
I am going to try and listen to my own body more and what signals I send when talking and listening to the families I serve.
I am normally fairly introverted and reserved, but I enjoyed the experiential elements. I also enjoyed the way elements of the structure of the training worked as a metaphor for working with trauma; this added a level of nuance and complexity to the experience.
I really enjoyed the visual explaining what happens when someones needs are not met due to trauma. I have heard the concept several times in the past, but I have never seen it in a visual diagram before. It makes it much easier to explain to others.
This is a training I would suggest to others... There was just something about [Jess] that made the training bearable, interesting and even fun. She was awesome and the day flew by.
“Even though this is for my work and helping my work, this training has helped prepare me to deal with the stress going on at home with my kids.”
“This has become such a meaningful time in my life. It is actually helping me understand myself better. Yoga and meditation can help me feel better in the moment, but not usually long after. With this training, I actually understand why I react the way I do and have more skills to respond differently.”