There are moments in life when something so potent happens that the memory sticks with you for the rest of your life. Many times that memory is negative or fearful. I have such a memory of when I was five years old and almost drowned. Decades later it is still a significant, visceral imprint in my memory.
When Lakeside provides trauma training
Our goal is to have a positive impact on each person who takes our courses so that memories like mine are effectively resolved.
For example, we have discovered that individuals who take our trauma training are forever impacted in their understanding of the trauma-impacted people and their behaviors.
Usually, those we train are in a professional setting, helping clients, students or co-workers with trauma memories.
Often, trauma-impacted individuals display behaviors that seem inappropriate and sometimes destructive. Because we do not understand the origin of these behaviors, we tend to label them and their behaviors negatively.
Sadly, there are too many stories in which individuals were labeled, blamed, shamed, punished, and judged. As a result, they continue in destructive behavior patterns worsening their situations.
These unhelpful labels and treatments are why it is vitally important for all of us to develop a lens for trauma.
We all have preconceived ideas through which we view the world we encounter each day.
It is easy to judge the world around us through that established grid and not be aware of the possibilities that may be actually contributing to someone’s erratic behavior.
However, once we understand the basic neuroscience, principles and concepts of trauma we can understand what is going on with a person in a completely different way.
With a trauma lens, we have a new capability to understand—maybe the individual who is acting out, angry, overly fearful or anxious may have a predictable reason for their behavior.
In our newly released Enhancing Trauma Awareness On-Demand course, a module teaches our participants about a new way to look at their world through a trauma lens.
Most individuals tell us learning how to use this lens is a life-transforming shift in perspective that will always affect how they look at others. It is a very simple concept, but the more you learn about trauma, the more your lens will change, strengthen and grow.
A trauma lens is one you will be glad you will never lose.
To learn about how you can develop a trauma lens, please consider taking our Enhancing Trauma Awareness Course (ETA).
With ETA you can learn the basics of trauma and develop a new appreciation for the inner-world of a trauma-impacted individual. It will change you and your perspective on those who may be working through some struggles.
To learn more about our on-demand trauma training please visit www.lakesidelink.com.
Gerry Vassar, President/CEO