TRAINING

At the Center for Optimal Brain Integration™ (COBI), we specialize in both onsite, in-person professional development, and online training sessions.  Online training may be designed to meet the unique needs of your organization, no matter the size. We offer services that deliver training through multiple pathways and will partner in developing a unique and individualized plan for you and/or your system of care. 

The most popular series to start with is:

Module 100, 200, and 300 

Core Training Modules: 

Participants learn about foundational content and strategies for understanding trauma and resilience.

Going Deeper Training Modules:

Neuroscience and reinforcement literature shows that for new skills, we learn better through doing, and through trial and error than by merely watching. Studies have shown that those who get to practice a new skill or behavior actually engage the habit system part of their brain and master the behaviour better. Those who only watch and observe don't engage the habit part of their brain.  Going deeper modules create training environments that allow participants to "practice" what they learned in the core foundational trauma-responsive training.

Spotlight Modules:

Participants learn about one key concept or strategy included in one of the Core trainings. There are several examples of possible Spotlight Topics found on our Onsite and Online links (click below). We can also create a Spotlight based on your program’s specific interests and needs.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES for our TRAINING:

“Understand the realities of trauma. Intentionally promote healing and wellness.”

 

“Together, strengthening connections, resilience and hope.” 

 

“Every door leads to learning in community.”

 

Contact us and together we will design a service delivery that fits your individual and organizational needs.

  • Training Online or Onsite 

  • Coaching to Practice and Implementation 

  • Technical Assistance

  • Consultation

  • Authorization/Certification for Coaches and Trainers in Trauma-Responsive Modules 

  • Communities of Practices

  • Reflective/Resilience Groups

  • Resources to build your capacity to provide trauma responsive care and education

Do No Harm Online Training Guidelines at COBI™

  • We only offer training with skilled and master level trainers who can engage participants toward windows of tolerance, not lead them to dysregulation. 

  • We create a space of safety, engaging interactions and skilled facilitation using adult learning principles.

  • We promote nurturing and attuned connections.

  • We strive to build a training environment that is safe and predictable. 

  • We foster a community with safety to express feelings and to invite others to share their experiences, stories and narratives.

  • We use protocols where we learn to listen to stories with different perspectives and begin to make visible values, perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and bias.  

  • We believe that top down and adult lead lecture does not offer guidance to challenge world views. 

  • We won’t use technology that perpetuates the banking model of learning (one directional sharing of knowledge).  

  • We co-construct meaning and thinking partnerships during our training and apply to practice.  

  • We strive to build capacity for people to learn, to cope, thrive, build resilience, heal in community, cultivate leadership skills.  

  • We scaffold next steps to build capacity and practices that lead to healing and resilience for adults and children.

In a review of trauma-informed care across various organizations, three core components of trauma-responsive, resilience building and healing engaged care emerged: (a) work- force/professional development, (b) organizational changes, and (c) practice changes (Hanson & Lang, 2016; Maynard, Farina, & Dell, 2017).