Online working, events, modules, and service options:
Dr Treisman in response to request and due to the pandemic has been offering an array of online and virtual services. Including webinars, coffee morning sessions, Q and A sessions, podcasts, virtual keynotes, workshops, and facilitating reflective spaces and forums. We also can create tailor made videos and podcasts. The topics offered vary and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Karen is mindful of offering topics that are safe and meaningful virtually; and which optimise people’s engagement with the material in an ethical way. These need to take into account the topic, the context, and what else is going on (e.g. The impact of the pandemic etc).
Dr Treisman does also take commissioned requests for creating service specific modules. Please email for further information. Ideally, we will need to know the size of the organisation. The length you would want it. Whether it will be in-house and protected or shared. And the topic/aims.
Some of Karen’s most meaningful and impactful work is when training is delivered over a long period such as 6 months to 18 months alongside reflective practice, supervision, and consultation. See the following evaluation for a flavour of the impact of such a course- candle summary paper pdf-compressed
Questions and reflection points for organisations enquiring about trauma-informed training (great document to read before enquiring, doing tenders, booking training etc)- Trauma informed queries and requests points to reflect on
Some example virtual workshops which have been popular have included: (these are just to give a flavour- please see the training page on this website for far more ideas and options. Before contacting us it is helpful if you can narrow down where possible which courses you are interested in, the number of people, whether virtual or face to face, how many days etc.)
Before enquiring about “trauma-informed training”– these questions may be helpful to consider- Trauma informed queries and requests points to reflect on
Some of the advantages and positives for individuals and organisations of virtual working shared from Karen’s training are here- Some of the advantages and positives of virtual training and events
- Individual and organisational stress, trauma and survival responses (Pandemic/ non-pandemic).
- An intro to trauma-informed, infused, and responsive supervision and reflective practice spaces. (there is also an online module available of this below)
- An intro into creative and expressive ways for talking about feelings.
- An intro to emotional regulation and calming tools.
- An intro for all about me , engaging, and getting to know the unique person exercises and activities.
- An intro into creative and expressive ways for strengthening people’s self-esteem, strengths, and confidence.
- An introduction to working virtually and online in a more creative way.
- An intro to creating creative wellbeing, safety, and coping plans.
- An intro to trauma-informed assessments (there is also an online module available of this below)
- Trauma-informed leadership.
- Trauma-informed team meetings and team spaces.
- An intro to staff wellbeing and wellness.
- An intro into understanding organisational trauma.
- An intro into survival and protective responses- individual and/or organisational.
- Trauma-informed physical environments, buildings and spaces (there is also an online module available of this below)
- Supporting children with transitions.
- Therapeutic endings and goodbyes.
- supporting children transitioning from foster care to foster care/adoption/residential/back to their family.
- The power of language.
- Behaviour is communication.
- Understanding triggers and hotspots.
- Intro to the impact of trauma on the brain.
- Intro into the impact of trauma on child development.
- intro into what it means to be a more trauma, adversity, and culturally informed, infused, and responsive organisation.
- An intro to anxiety and worries.
- An intro into grief and loss (there is also an online module available of this below)
- An intro into cultural humility.
- An intro into sleep difficulties.
- An introduction into therapeutic re-parenting tools and approaches.
- Using my therapeutic treasure resources such as my therapeutic treasure deck of cards and my children’s workbooks.
- An introduction to a using Muslin dolls and Russian dolls therapeutically.
Online modules (more coming soon- bulk order discounts available to teams/organisations over 10 people):
New Online module on supporting children and teens around grief, bereavement, death, and loss. Frequently Asked Questions about the course including pricing and what it covers is found here- http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/grief-FAQ-and-contents.pdf Link to the actual module click here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/collections
New Online module on the bestselling Presley the Pug: emotional regulation, emotional literacy, relaxation and finding calm– featuring the safe place exercise, sensory boxes and much more! Please note the toy can be bought via this website or eBay and the book here, from amazon, JKP, or a range of book stockists. FAQ found here (please read before signing up-presley the pug-Information and FAQ and the course itself is available here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/presley-the-pug-emotional-regulation-emotional-dictionary-relaxation-and-finding-a-calm-place-dr-karen-treisman
New Online module- Self-esteem, self-belief, confidence, strengths, and resilience– based on the bestselling Gilly the Giraffe-Please note the toy can be bought via this website or eBay and the book here, from amazon, JKP, or a range of book stockists. FAQ found here- gilly the giraffe-Information and FAQ (please read before signing up) and the course itself is available here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/gilly-the-giraffe-self-esteem-strengths-hope-and-resiliency
New Online module- Trauma-informed assessments. Please see FAQs and more information about the module here- FAQ for assessment online module (please read to ensure you know what the module entails and covers before purchasing). Please access the actual module here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/trauma-informed-assessments-how-to-carry-out-an-assessment-from-a-trauma-informed-lens
New Online module- Trauma-informed supervision and reflective spaces. Please see FAQs and more information about the module here- Supervision FAQ and further information(please read to ensure you know what the module entails and covers before purchasing). Please access the actual module here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/trauma-informed-infused-and-responsive-supervision-and-reflective-spaces
New Online module- Trauma-informed Physical Environment, spaces, and buildings. Please see FAQs and more information about the module here- physical environment-Information and FAQ (please read to ensure you know what the module entails and covers before purchasing). Please access the actual module here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/trauma-adversity-and-culturally-informed-and-responsive-physical-environment-buildings-and-spaces
New online module for leaders, managers, and HR teams on trauma-informed redundancy, change, and restructures. Info about the module here- An introduction to the redundancy and restructure module and access to the module can be found here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/an-introduction-for-managers-leaders-and-change-makers-to-the-supporting-restructures-changes-and-redundancies-to-be-more-relational-supportive-and-trauma-informed-reflecting-on-the-experience-and-process-module
New power of language and the words we use module- Info about the module can be found here- Power of language FAQ and infomation and the course itself can be accessed here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/power-of-language-and-the-words-we-use
New virtual and online short course- Info about the module can be found here- Virtual and online working FAQ and infromation and the course itself can be access here- https://safehandsthinkingminds.thinkific.com/courses/an-intro-module-to-making-online-virtual-working-more-creative-and-relational-a-therapeutic-focus-but-applicable-to-wider-forums-such-as-meetings-and-trainings
Coming soon depending on need and request– Online modules on Trauma-informed medical and health care, Behaviour is communication, triggers and hotspots, creative ways of using my therapeutic cards, Binnie the Baboon (anxiety, stress, fears, and worries), Cleo the Croc (anger in the context of abuse- those who understandably struggle to trust and to let others in), and Neon the Ninja (nightmares and sleep difficulties). We are also responsive to requests.
Training events (online and virtual)
Please note the majority of my events are commissioned for organisations and teams. So these are just the public ones listed. My numerous free videos and podcasts are found on other pages in this website.
Some tips by Dr Karen Treisman around attending virtual events- Some top tips and ideas for attending a virtual event
Forthcoming public virtual events which you can book onto as an individual (the majority are commissioned by specific organisations and teams and therefore are not open to the public- these are regularly updated so please keep checking):
Therapeutic social work course (longer)- 18th November 2021- march 2022- 8 day longer course for social workers- therapeutic social work- co facilitated by Dr Karen Treisman and Joanne Alper at adoption plus (dates for 2022 will be released soon contact adoptionplus to be added to a list)- http://www.adoptionplus.co.uk/userassets/FLYER_-_TSW_-_November_2021_-_V2_-_Updated.pdf
The power of language and words which we use- 4th December 2021- https://www.baat.org/Courses-Conferences/472/The-power-of-language-the-words-we-use-and-the-way-we-story-people-NEW-COURSE
2 day intro into creative tools working with anxiety, fear, worry, and stress based on Binnie the Baboon workbook- 21st and 22nd jan- hosted by adoption plus-suitable for schools, parents, carers, social workers, therapists, family support workers, youth workers and much more- https://buytickets.at/trainingwithusfromadoptionplus
An introduction to understanding relational and developmental trauma- Feb 19th and 20th 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524830
Creative tools on strengths, positive qualities, hope and self-esteem- some tools from Gilly the Giraffe workbook- 12th March 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524773
Intro to relational and developmental trauma (only public event in 2022 currently)- 31st may- 1st june- through break the silence- details to be added soon
Creative tools for supporting children with anxiety, stress, fear, and worries based on Binnie the Baboon workbook- 4th and 5th June 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524778
The power of language and words which we use- June 22nd 2022- https://www.baat.org/Courses-Conferences/494/The-power-of-language-the-words-we-use-and-the-way-we-story-people-NEW-COURSE
2 day intro into creative tools- 15th-16th September 2022 (for people who attended the September or previous relational and developmental trauma training with the break the silence)- details coming soon
Creative ways of talking about feelings and emotions from the therapeutic treasure box- 17th September 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524789
Emotional regulation tools and ideas- 18th Sept 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524791
Understanding some of the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee young people- October 22nd 2022- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thesunflowernetwork/524827
3 day intro into therapeutic treasure box tools- 13th-15th October 2022- https://www.baat.org/Courses-Conferences/489/Therapeutic-treasure-box-techniques-for-Facilitating-Resilience-affect-regulation-in-children-with-developmental-trauma