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What is Culture of Care Consulting?

Hi I'm Catherine Hale and a Culture of Care Consulting is a body of work designed to support event leaders to bring an advanced level trauma informed approach to how they design, deliver and lead their group transformational events.

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You recognise the profound significance of embracing a trauma-informed approach as a way to reduce harm while creating the exact conditions for healing to occur in your events

If you're thinking of signing up to the Culture of Care Consulting my message is go for it! This consulting isn't for those looking for a superficial checkmark in being "trauma-informed" its for professionals who want to go all the way in and heal from the inside out. 

I gained a deeper relationship with my own nervous system, skills and needs for somatic resourceing and a tangible understanding of how my nervous system is the most important asset in my ability to be a professional facilitator.

The results of these new competencies are apparent in my ability to prioritise and work with myself. My deeper connection to my own nervous system and it's real capacity and needs has both upgraded my own standards in facilitation but also better equipped me in working with my participants from a more embodied perspective.

I deeply appreciate and resonate with Catherine's unique, grounded approach to coaching. She makes everything easily digestable and integrateable. I love her soft voice and authentic leadership.

— Rachel Rickards | Field Facilitation Training Creator

What is a Culture of Care?

 

A Culture of Care is a body of work I've created in response to the a growing need and desire from space holders to design and hold their events with advanced trauma informed care.

A Culture of Care emerges from embodying a trauma informed way of being and relating with: yourself, your community, your participants and the wider world through the events you create.

It seeks to empower space holders, such as community leaders, facilitators and people offering high level trainings, to offer nuanced trauma informed care to their participants, and to emerge as leaders within a new culture that not only comprehends but also reveres the profound ramifications of personal and systemic trauma, and knows how to hold that with deep care and compassion.

This culture, in its broader scope, enables space holders to embody the degree of safety and wisdom that allows them to respond sensitively and compassionately to the array of different needs, paces, nervous systems and human experiences existing within group personal development events so that their participants can experience lasting and profound transformation without re-traumatisation.

The Value Your Investment Will Provide

 

  • Unwavering Confidence and Ease: Create events that at their heart are trauma informed and therefore provide the safety your participants need to heal
  • Authentic and Embodied Leadership: Develop caring and attuned leadership qualities that naturally emerge from within
  • Amplified Self Trust: Understand the nuanced needs of tending to trauma and know how to apply this in your events
  • Actionable Steps for an Integrated Trauma Informed Approach: Clarity on how to step by step create the trauma informed coherence in your events you know your participants need
  • Expanded Feelings of Safety, Connection, and Joy: Support your participants to access the healing states they came to you for while mitigating the possibility of re-traumatisation
  • Reliable and Supportive Team: Surround yourself with a team that co-holds and leads with the powerful vision you’ve created
  • Impactful Work and Accountable Participant Relationships: Provide more impact for your participants by upholding high relational standards of care in your events, including cultivating healthy power dynamics characterised by accountability, reflection and ongoing refinement 
  • High Standards and Integrity: Be known as a trusted business/organisation/charity/ entrepreneur because your  approach to integrating trauma informed care into your events is taken seriously and is integrated throughout
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Why Learn From Me?

 

Hello, I’m Catherine Hale and I’m committed to teaching space holders to become trauma informed so that together we can be safer and more effective in our work.

I'm a highly qualified trauma resolution coach and have trained many other space holders and event leaders in becoming trauma informed so that they can offer higher standards of care and integrity through their work.

Being trauma informed is an ongoing commitment to raising standards of care towards those people that we are serving so that they can feel safe enough to heal

Catherine supported us as facilitators and event leaders to become more trauma informed. She brought a lot of professional knowledge and helpful tools, increased awareness about trauma, and how to work with people in a safe and sensitive way.

Catherine brings a lot of knowledge, clarity and wisdom around the culture of being trauma informed which gives people a feeling of care and safety and she strongly represents the energy of containment. 

Catherine's way of communicating is very clear and she is very willing and inspired to share the wealth of her knowledge.

— Amura - Director | OSHO Leela

Culture of Care Consultancy Design

 

  • Phase one ~ The Plan

Together we identify the training, course, workshop or festival that you want to upgrade the standard of trauma informed care that you currently provide.

I then design a bespoke step by step plan that details all the elements that we need to bring about the transformation the training, course, workshop or festival needs to meet the standards of a Culture of Care.

  • Phase two ~ Centring You

We start by working with you, your beliefs, behaviours and unresolved trauma that currently gets in the way of you already embodying the principles of a Culture of Care. This may look like getting clear on where you may be unconsciously causing harm in your approach and to bringing healing to parts that may feel ashamed, guilty or just bad for not having known differently, so that you can feel confident moving forwards that your actions are aligned with care and integrity.

We also focus on building regenerative business skills into your training, course, workshop or festival so that you learn to centre your body and needs above the business meaning you can begin to step out of the traumatic systems of internalised capitalism.

  • Phase three ~ Events of Care

This is usually the main body of the work that we do together. Here we explore in which areas your training, course, workshop or festival needs more care brought to them. Maybe you need to learn specific skills so that you can communicate in a trauma informed way. Perhaps you need some basic understanding of trauma and the nervous system so you can design trainings, courses, workshops or festivals that provide the language and skills that promote embodied safety. Or maybe you need to review the realm of power dynamics and how they interact in the participant field both consciously and unconsciously so that you can create clear boundaries and expectations of what you are offering, who its for and who its not for, including clarity on participant and space holder interactions.

  • Phase four ~ Team Coherence

Finally we integrate processes within the team that foster a sense of belonging, value and shared ownership of the vision that is  your event - including feedback, evaluation, integration and peer to peer support so that you and your team can all grow within the event as integrous leaders.

You want to provide the language and skills that promote embodied safety in your events so that your participants can find the healing they came to receive

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a confident leader that comes from embodying a high level of trauma informed skills in your event design, delivery and leadership

The Practicals of What You Will Receive and Investment

 

  • Depending on your needs you will be offered either straight off consultancy or consultancy with design and delivery
  • The design and delivery track includes - a bespoke program tailored to meet the specific needs of your particular event and team
  • Delivery of the program over a pre-agreed time frame - with the right level of support from me to ensure the changes can be integrated into your event
  • The investment is determined by the track you take and the length of time we agree to work together

What others are saying about working with me on previous trauma informed trainings

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"The teachings from this training have now become a BEDROCK of my life.'

Its transformed the way I work with clients. It has provided skills which have allowed me to create deeper safety and trust with clients, and upgrade my skillset as a practitioner.

Through understanding nervous system regulation and trauma theory, It has provided tools that I have used in every aspect of life, allowing me to have greater insight into the way I hold my own trauma and deeper self-compassion and self-trust.

It is delivered in a consent focused and empowering way, creating permission to go at the right pace for each person. Thanks to Catherine I felt safe and held throughout the training.

She embodies the work that she teaches, and I deeply respect how she models this with integrity." 

Madalaine Munro - Sexologist

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"Catherine presents such a huge, important but potentially overwhelming subject with such ease and clarity that it makes it inspiring, super accessible and easy to integrate into your work life and client sessions.

I’m now aware of what place I make decisions for within my life; my money, my relationships, my business development and my client sessions.

My clients benefit not only from the practices that Catherines teaches me, but also they are getting a healthier and more resourced practitioner who is able to give from a full place of integrity and alignment."

Jem Ayres - Orgasmic Embodiment Coach

Stephanie testimonial

"The trauma first aid piece was really beneficial to learn about and is something I have already been bringing to my work in supporting my clients with regulating their nervous system.

I feel much more prepared and confident to navigate trauma showing up with my clients since completing the course. I feel like I have a good tool kit to draw from to better support my clients when the imprint presents itself.

I'm much more aware of what a client needs in order to feel as safe as possible during a session."

Stephanie

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"Catherine has created something very VALUABLE here, and delivers it in a way that is gentle and easy to digest.'

So many courses teach just techniques relating to the subject matter, and stoke the excitement of helping people, yet miss out the vitally important part - relating to the client in their suffering.

Catherine embodies the concepts she teaches which helps with integration of the material. As I make the move into coaching, this short course with Catherine has given me the confidence to work with clients on a one to one basis."

Red Willow - Holistic Health and Eating Coach

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"Catherine is very generous with her experience and knowledge. She holds a safe space to delve into these topics all from a place of invitation and choice.'

Before the course I didn't know what it meant to be trauma informed - I used to override or shut my feelings down.

As a marketing coach I now see trauma in my clients can often take the form of overwhelm, shame of being seen, resistance and avoidance. Practicing what I've learned from this course I now have tools to support my clients in a trauma informed way to provide safety through structure, choice and ease.

I am very GRATEFUL to this work for the understanding and compassion it has given me for myself and my clients and the ongoing practice and healing it provides."

Shivani Ottaway - Marketing Coach

Annie

"I found the course really supportive in my journey of learning how to be trauma aware. The information offered was clear and concise and I felt Catherine brought a lot of different approaches to healing trauma together for me in a way that was really inspiring. I learnt a lot from the way Catherine held the sessions. I was seeing the tools and skills she was teaching in action and able to experience how this felt - both a deeply permissive, welcoming and empowering space. I was moved by the simplicity, depth and potential for healing of this way of working with people."

Trauma Awareness Training Participant

"Thank you, thank you for the past 5 weeks.  I can't imagine this time without the invitations and increased awareness the training has offered me. The invitation to soften further and become more aware of the felt experience of my own trauma imprint and noticing where this shows up and beginning to recognise it better in others. Such deep teachings that I will be watching all the sessions again and following up particular areas of exploration and research. I feel privileged and grateful."

Lynne Roscow - Soft Tissue Massage Therapist

"This was an EXCELLENT introduction into the complexity of trauma.'

I feel stronger and more empowered and protected to hold the space for a client if they feel the need to release.

The course gave me strong foundations which I am developing as I see each client.

The best part of the course was the total acceptance that sometimes I might not be willing/able to contribute.

The pace was excellent! Thank you Catherine!"

Eva Weaver

"It felt like a super safe space right from the beginning. I love how you modelled what you taught: orientation, structure asking for pronouns in the opening round."

Lou

"It’s a fascinating subject which gets to the core of being human and how we can effect change in the world through regulating our nervous systems – thank you!!"

Stevie

"The space was so well held – I felt full permission, acceptance and non-judgement – I really felt relief! I thoroughly enjoyed Catherine’s facilitation. Such grounded, clear and inspiring teaching! You have my FULL confidence."

Natalie

"This training is so needed in the world! It's a simple training, just 10 hours time investment, yet it packs so much value and awareness. I wish this was compulsory for every single practitioner - the world would be a much more healed place if it were!"

Drew

"I loved the layout, design content and facilitation of the course. It was wonderfully held, deep yet gentle foundational workshop in trauma. I feel regulated, empowered, tooled up and inspired."

Hugs

"The depth and knowledge and awareness that Catherine embodies is in itself a very safe holding container for this deepening of knowledge for others."