Think of it like the flow of traffic or the flow of a river, something that moves in a certain direction, in a certain way over time. Disruption is about changing the direction of that flow and for long enough so that a new flow can emerge, a rebuilding can take place.
R-Cubed methodology is rooted in practice and supported by academic research in the areas of psychology, neuroscience, education, criminology, social work and community development. Where cycles of violence are perpetuated over generations, neurological, intrapersonal, interpersonal and societal disconnection become a consequence of continuous and generational trauma. The broad effects of this disconnection, due to shame, dehumanization and disempowerment while living in a violent society, perpetuates violence, particularly in marginalized communities.
We facilitate disruption through workshops, courses and processes in which participants are able to:
- Realise the extent of intergenerational trauma
- Recognise the impacts of trauma on the brain, body, relationships and systems
- Respond appropriately at different levels
- Resist re-traumatisation and prioritise self-care.
- Re- integrate the knowledge about trauma and resilience into daily practices and policy.
Going through these steps helps to build a deeper holistic understanding of the effects of toxic stress and inter-generational trauma and the process required for disrupting trauma.
Working with individuals, schools, organisations, companies and communities we provide a trauma-informed strengths-based training and consultation process which aims to:
Facilitate understanding and awareness of trauma and how to respond individually and systemically so that the process to restoring self, relationships and communities can begin. Through gaining insight into reactions to stress a sense of hope can be restored.
As a reconnection with self occurs it increases the capacity to understand others in relating be that at home, work or school. Our process of facilitating inter and intrapersonal connection can help build connections in the brain and change unhelpful or disruptive behaviour. This creates a pathway of change that can ultimately lead to, for e.g., improved performance of learners at school or employee productivity and healthier individuals.
To create new patterns of behaviour and interaction requires implementing and integrating trauma informed strategies into the everyday lives of individuals as well as organisations or institutions. This includes developing new policies, procedures and practices. We facilitate and mentor individuals and organisations through the process of integrating these practices and strategies into a culture so that a renewed and safe family, school or community is built.
The impact can be measured, replicated and scaled over time. Our strategy allows us to build on our model and to disseminate the tools, knowledge and resources to capacitate others to implement trauma-informed practices in a variety of settings.