How Coaches Can Build More Resilient Teams

In athletics it’s often the off-season that really makes the difference for in-season success. Getting stronger. Building skill. Making adjustments. Updating strategy. Reinforcing culture. Team culture is the x-factor Most coaches will tell you that a resilient and positive team culture is often the X-factor that makes a difference between winning and losing. It inspires […]

School Mental Health Initiatives Don’t Deliver

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Talking about Schools and Mental Health In early March of this year one of my favorite education websites – the74million.org – published an opinion piece, Schools and Educators Are Uniquely Positioned to Support Students’ Mental Health. Here Are 7 Things They Can Do.  For those who find themselves immersed in the current discussion about schools […]

Run a team meeting where everyone can engage

It may seem surprising, but your team meetings could be getting derailed by wounds that are decades old!  70% of adults and 50% of kids have experienced trauma, which, even years later, can fire up the fear brain and shut down the thinking brain. When people’s thinking brain shuts down they have more difficulty with […]

One of the most helpful skills —Active Listening

ACTIVE LISTENING Active listening is one of the most helpful skills we can utilize to help someone involved in active or recent trauma. When we listen to someone, we help carry the weight of their story with them. Studies show that listening to someone’s story is powerfully healing because it reduces anxiety and removes its […]

Processing a Traumatic Event

We have been getting calls from our Affiliate Trainers in Eastern Europe looking for tools to help volunteers and organizations that are trying to help people traumatized from the war in the Ukraine. We also have recently been working with a community of people who were affected by the Oxford High School shooting last year […]