Our mission:

  • To expand access to biologically based treatments by training frontline service providers, community leaders and clinicians in order to build local capacity in diverse communities nationally and internationally.
  • To take people from despair to hope through simple skills-based interventions based on cutting edge research about the brain.
  • To expand access to wellness skills to enhance resiliency for our active duty service members, veterans and their families.
Summary of relevant work: 
  • The Trauma Resiliency Model® and Community Resiliency Model® are designed to help individuals understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind and spirit back to balance after experiencing traumatic events.  These skills can awaken the hope that has, for some, been lost after natural and human-made disasters. And yes, we even have an app to help you learn the wellness skills.
  • As culturally-sensitive models, CRM® & TRM®, not only educate professionals and non-professionals about the basics of human anatomy and physiology, but also train individuals in utilizing wellness skills, based on cutting-edge neuroscience, to track sensations connected to wellbeing. While most traditional modalities of recovery-based mental health care focus on cognitive and psychological aspects as the entry points for alleviating traumatic symptoms, TRM® & CRM® focus on the biological responses themselves as the primary entry point to promote healing.
  • The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM®) trains community members to not only help themselves, but to help others within their wider social network. The primary focus of CRM® is to educate individuals about the biology and neurophysiology of trauma as well as teach simple biologically-based wellness skills, which can help reset and stabilize the nervous system. Through CRM®, individuals learn to read sensations connected to their own well-being, which TRI calls the “Resilient Zone”. CRM®’s goal is to help to create trauma- and resiliency-informed communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach. 
  • The Trauma Resiliency Model® (TRM®) is designed to teach wellness skills to clinicians working with children and adults experiencing traumatic stress reactions. Using a mind-body approach, TRM® introduces a paradigm shift in the treatment of trauma, whereby symptoms are treated as normal biological responses rather than pathological or mental weaknesses. In this way, TRM® can function as both a model for trauma reprocessing treatment as well as self-care. The TRM® skills can be a stand-alone intervention, but they can also be integrated into other treatment modalities, which have proven to be useful for social workers, marriage family therapists, psychologists, drug and alcohol counselors, and others who work with individuals who have experienced highly stressful and/or traumatic events.

Both CRM® and TRM® focus on fostering the democratization of mental health and de-stigmatizing traumatic symptomology by treating these reactions as expected biological responses to extraordinary life events.

Address: 

427 North Yale Avenue, Suite No. 202
Claremont, California
USA 91711

Telephone: 
+1 909 626 4070
Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Researchers
Policy makers
Country: 
United States of America