Become a Trauma-Informed Workplace
Resilience. Safety. A focus on the mission at hand. These are the hallmarks of a successful organization. It's no coincidence that they're also the hallmarks of trauma-informed organizations. Find out how we help companies like yours become holistic trauma-informed workplaces.
Our Trauma-Informed Approach
Workplaces that don't embody trauma-informed principles see disrespectful behaviour, isolation and fear rule the day. Organizations that are trauma-informed embrace, belonging, connection and psychological safety. They are more likely to achieve their missions.
Making Positive Transformations
The power of trauma in a workplace is that negative influences beget even more negative influences. It's a vicious cycle. With a trauma-informed lens, organizations, people and their relationships transform in a positive way and reduce the impacts of trauma and stress.
Strategic Consultation and Learning
We help you adapt this trauma-informed lens into all of your systems, processes and people. Through our guidance and customized learning, we'll help you nurture psychological safety in your workplace.
Stress Management and Resilience
We address the theory and practice behind resilience and stress management, with a focus on decompressing in a positive way following heightened situations.
Listening and Communication
It takes one sentence to lose an employee's trust, particularly when power dynamics are at play. We look at the neuroscience behind listening. We also look at positionality and intersectionality when it comes to communication.
Work boundaries and psychological boundaries are critical. Clear job descriptions and ongoing assessment within organization helps set these boundaries and mitigate the impact of change. Psychological boundaries are based on clear 'rules' for how teams and individuals work together.
There is a spectrum of leadership philosophies that usually fall somewhere between relational and authoritarian leadership. Trauma-informed leadership falls on the relational side of the spectrum. In general, relational leaders build relationships and authentically care about employees. They assume the best in employees and use influence built on trust and relationships to motivate and achieve objectives. Trauma-informed leadership moves beyond relational leadership in that trauma-informed leaders understand and are aware of the impact of stress and trauma in the workplace. Trauma-Informed Leaders acknowledge that the systems we live, work and play in don't always address the complexities of the world we live in. Taking into account these factors, leaders are part of the solution by leading teams with proactive measures that build trust, acknowledge that stress and trauma exist and lead with compassion and empathy.