This 236 page trainer's manual on homelessness and traumatic stress is an extensive outline that covers everything needed to run at least three different workshops. The workshops are divided up into understanding the traumatic stress in experiencing homelessness, creating trauma informed services and incorporation into daily life. Each section should last about three hours. This workshop includes
a full trainer's guide to facilitation
tips for working with different groups
evaluations and checklists
agendas, sample slides, handouts and more!
On Monday, I gave a talk at the beginning of a Kundalini Yoga class I teach on the tumultuous changes we are experiencing in almost every realm of our lives these. Seventeen-year-old Stephanie and her mother were a part of that class a the Islington Community School in Toronto. Afterwards, Stephanie's mother, with Stephanie just behind her, came forward and told me the fourth girl this year had just committed suicide at her daughter's school.
As Stephanie began to speak, it became clear that she was having difficulty coping with yet another loss. "She was two years younger than me," she said incredulously. It was as if Stephanie and her mother had come forward to add emphasis to my conclusion that, as a culture, we don't know where we are going.
Hold on again. There's too much going on. We need to step back from the frenzy for a moment and contemplate the deeper mysteries. Yes, I'm talking mainly to you out there in the great suburban strip, but right in town too and maybe even some of you in the country who have lost the enchanted bond.