By Diana Tikasz, MSW RSW
This online course provides skills to move helping professionals out of states of reactivity or avoidance and into the place of possibility where we are centered amongst the chaos and can choose how we wish to respond. It is ideally suited for front- line workers and others working with forensic evidence, investigations, court, with witnesses and victims and those working with individuals who have experienced difficult and traumatic experiences. The acronym WTF is used throughout the course and stands for “Window of Tolerance Framework”.
The pace, content and competing demands of the modern workplace has left many of us operating in constant stress and overdrive. Frequently this elevated stress state is challenged further with added pressures and trauma exposure. Eventually we can find ourselves shutting down and numbing out because our bodies are not built to function in this high-energy state for extended periods of time. As a result, we see many negative physical, emotional, behavioural and relational consequences in the workplace. This online course is grounded in neuroscience and assists helpers navigate stress associated with trauma exposure, by providing strategies to prepare for the stressor, cope during the stressor, and reset following the stressor.
FORMAT AND COURSE CONTENTS
This online training course consists of 15 videos/chapters lead by Diana Tikasz. The course comes with a digital Resource Guide with chapter overviews and exercises. Total course time = 3.5 Hours
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Visualization: A Social Stress Test
Chapter 3. The Threat Response
Chapter 4. Running on Adrenaline and Numbing Out
Chapter 5. Is All Stress Bad?
Chapter 6. Resilience
Chapter 7. Polyvagal Theory and WTF Debriefing Strategy
Chapter 8. Tree Exercise (and the Green Zone)
Chapter 9. Grounding Technique: Feet on the Floor
Chapter 10. Grounding Technique: Centering
Chapter 11. Strategy: Stress Inoculation
Chapter 12: 3 Mindfulness Strategies
Chapter 13: Strategies to Use During a Stressful Situation
Chapter 14: Strategies for Resetting After Stress
Chapter 15: Taking Care of YOU
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course designed for anyone working in helping roles, especially those in high stress, trauma-exposed environments such as healthcare, the criminal justice sector, social and human services, emergency response, armed forces, education, child welfare, community mental health, non-profit organizations and related services.
HOW DOES THIS COURSE WORK?
Upon purchase you will receive an e-mail with links to the course. You will be able to watch the videos at your leisure. You can work through the course at your own pace, and watch the videos as many times as you like. You will have access to the course for 1 year from the date of purchase.
$250 CAD + TAX
Group rates available – contact us.