Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: A Practitioner’s Guide for One-to-One Work
The dissociation, anxiety and intrusive thinking associated with PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties can be a huge source of distress for sufferers and their families. Mindfulness has been found to be an excellent intervention for these symptoms. However, traditional manualised group mindfulness programmes can sometimes inadvertently re-trigger the very trauma symptoms they seek to alleviate.
Trauma-Informed Mindfulness (TIM) was developed by British Psychologist Dr Nikki Kiyimba to introduce mindfulness practices safely on a one-to-one or small group basis to individuals who have experienced psychological trauma. TIM is an innovative modular system of components that draws upon established models of trauma-informed care, and a wealth of clinical experience in working with people who have experienced trauma. Each exercise is designed to be only a couple of minutes long, so that the quality of practice is prioritised over quantity. The short practice times and use of everyday exercises make TIM very flexible for use in a wide range of cultural contexts and with diverse populations of clients, including those with limited attention.
In this clear, step-by-step and practical guide, you will learn how to work with titration by building the clients’ skills incrementally through their engagement with the TIM exercises. Facilitators and clients alike have reported being surprised by the power of the TIM programme, and how effectively the partnership of choice, safety and collaborative titration combine to address core PTSD and other trauma-related issues.
Nikki Kiyimba, Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: A Practitioner’s Guide for One-to-One Work, 2020, ISBN 978-1-908258-36-6, £19.99.
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