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.

30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Focused Attention Meditation

January 20, 2022
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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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
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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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
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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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
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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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
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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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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TSI Seeking Faculty Trainers for Risking Connection for IDD Organizations

November 30, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers is seeking to hire contracted Faculty Trainers for our Risking Connection Trauma Training as adapted for organizations serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Focused Attention Meditation:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

November 5, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - November 2021

Nearly 40 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the November 3rd RC Monthly Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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Body Scan Practice:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

October 7, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - October 2021

More than 30 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended this month's Monthly RC Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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Fostering Post-Traumatic Growth in Our Risking Connection Community

September 28, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is defined as the “positive psychological change in the wake of struggling with highly challenging life circumstances,” by Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, who coined the term in 2004. Tedeschi recently reflected on the pandemic and opportunity for Growth After Trauma in Harvard Business Review.

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Walking Meditation:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

September 2, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - September 2021

More than 30 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the sixth Monthly RC Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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