The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

John Engel, MA

John Engel, Program Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers, where he serves as a trainer and consultant for agencies adopting whole-system change to trauma-informed care. John also facilitates strategic change initiatives and product development for TSI, including development and launch of the Online ARTIC Scale. John also leads mindfulness in the workplace initiatives, including design and delivery of a webinar entitled, ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace: Practices for Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care,’ a day-long virtual training event, ‘Mindfulness: The Inner Work of Racial Healing and Trauma-Informed Care, ‘Monthly RC Mindfulness’ pilot and a ‘30-Day RC Mindfulness Challenge.’ John is a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator (CWMF), is certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has participated in virtual and in-person Mindfulness in the Workplace Summits by Mindful Leader.

Recent Posts

Mindful Listening for RC Treaters

June 7, 2022
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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup – June 2022 

This month, RC Trainers, Champions and staff participated in mindful listening practices. This blog offers a brief summary of the session and resources to support your own practice.  This practice may also be a good introduction to mindfulness practices for those who've not yet tried it.

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Embodiment Practice to Promote Feelings Awareness

May 13, 2022
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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup – May 2022

RC Trainers, Champions and staff from Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond, joined us for our May RC Monthly Mindfulness session, including 9 new staff participating in a New Employee Orientation session at TSI’s home agency, Klingberg Family Centers. A recording of each session is available to registrants. This blog offers a brief summary of the session and resources to support your own practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Gratitude Meditation

February 11, 2022
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The 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge officially ended Wednesday, February 9. During the (optional) weekly Challenge Zoom session we engaged in a guided gratitude practice, and shared reflections on the importance of gratitude in our daily lives. This post includes a brief summary of the event and resources to sustain your personal practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Body Scan Meditation

February 3, 2022
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Week 4 of the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge started Wednesday, February 2. During the (optional) weekly Challenge Zoom session we engaged in a body scan meditation practice. This post includes a brief summary of the event and resources to sustain your personal practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Walking Meditation

January 27, 2022
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Week 3 of the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge started Wednesday, January 26. During the (optional) weekly Challenge Zoom session we engaged in a walking meditation practice. This post includes a brief summary of the event and resources to sustain your personal practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Focused Attention Meditation

January 20, 2022
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Week 2 of the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge started Wednesday, January 19. During the (optional) weekly Challenge Zoom session we engaged in a focused attention meditation practice. This post includes a brief summary of the event and resources to sustain your personal practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Compassion Meditation

January 12, 2022
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The 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge kicked off on Wednesday, January 12, 12:00-12:30 pm ET with a compassion meditation practice. This post includes a brief summary of the event and resources to sustain your personal practice.

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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Orientation Materials

January 6, 2022
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Nearly 40 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the RC Mindfulness Challenge Orientation session on January 5, 2022.  It’s not too late for you or your RC colleagues to join the Challenge – even if you missed the orientation session you can still participate.

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30-Day RC Mindfulness Challenge

December 22, 2021
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Start the new year with mindful intention. Join the first ever 30-Day RC Mindfulness Challenge offered by the Traumatic Stress Institute.

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RC Mindfulness Pilot Wrap-Up

December 3, 2021
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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - December 2021

Monthly RC Mindfulness convened on December 1, 2021, for the final session of an 8-month pilot aimed at supporting RC treaters (trainers, champions and all staff at our client agencies) with a mission to:

  • Focus on well-being – Fill your cup
  • Sustain RC culture – Pour from a full cup
  • Do no harm – Care for your cup
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