“The roots of resilience... are to be found in the sense of being understood by and existing in the mind and heart of a loving, attuned, and self-possessed other.” Diana Fosha
The ethos and values of Trauma in Mind have arisen from an in-depth understanding of the effects of attachment and developmental trauma on the immature brain. We can't erase trauma, but, we believe people can grow and thrive in spite of it.
Our core values reflect what it takes to thrive following trauma:
Developmental trauma and disruptions in attachment can permeate every aspect of brain development. They effect biology and emotional regulation, cognition and reflective functioning, the ability to engage with the present and the integration of the self. Resultantly, children may not develop trust and a lack of safe relationships impacts their overall development.
We expect every colleague to role-model our values and enact an attitude of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE). In doing so, we promote regulation, reflection, accountability and ensure that any rupture of relationships are quickly repaired. Our aim is to support loving and nurturing alternatives to family home with an emphasis on maintaining a structured and predictable environment that fosters a sense of safety and security.
Our therapeutic approach relies on a model of training and intensive support. Teams are supervised to apply evidence-based interventions through regular teaching and training, 1:1 supervision, team meetings and consultation.
TiM believes in a positive future for all children. We have the confidence that hard work and determination will lead to post-traumatic growth and resilience.