Our education program offers different paths for you to become the strongest Wounded Healer that you can become. You can do a personalized or professional track or engage in our (online or in-person) community offerings.
We utilize Addiction as Dissociation Model (ADM) research to help inform you on your path to becoming the Wounded Healer you are meant to become. Your personal or professional journey will determine which path is right for you.
We are looking to educate family members, sponsors, sitters, guides, coaches, clinicians, practitioners, organizations, societies, and cultures on how to use the ADM and the Path of the Wounded Healer (PWH) to learn how to access your innate healing systems to support and regulate yourself. In doing so, we might help the world heal because true healing comes from within as it is developed through lived-experience. Depending on your path and need, we educate on ways to intrinsically perform memory reconsolidation, therapeutic dissociation, meditation, and repair developmental and attachment traumas through the responsible use of psychedelics, breath and bodywork, Mindfulness meditation, and enhanced bracketing techniques to build your clinical skill level or your awareness around these topics.
Path of the Wounded Healer (PWH): A Dissociative-Focused Phase Model for Normative and Pathological States of Consciousness is a training program to help you learn how to navigate normative ranges of trauma, dissociation, and addiction. Our research explores a major blind spot in psychology and the diagnostic categorization of these phenomena. We believe that everyone needs support and the field of psychology could use support in assessing and screening dissociation and addiction, including their own. This is an effort to educate and help participants see the blind spots or systems of denial of professionals, our field, societies, and cultures. We are interested in helping everyone learn about ADM so all can have a more accurate process for the screening and assessment of trauma, dissociation, and addiction.
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The ADM conceptualization helps participants understand the nature of normative ranges of trauma, dissociation, and addiction and how and why they can progress to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) levels of symptomology. We standby the field of psychology’s observations that developmental traumas do not qualify for PTSD, but do fit for chronic stress and exhaustion. We support people in understanding the implications of this and in doing so we support posttraumatic growth, the building of resiliency, and the strengthening of performance enhancement. Clinical experience has shown us that what many people are suffering from is a normative range of PTSD symptoms of dissociation and addiction. These are predicated on unconscious and unresolved trauma and/or on prolonged states of stress that can produce chronic physical and psychological health conditions, unless preventative measures are in place to prevent progression. These are not pathological or psychologically diagnosable disorders, however, suffering is definitely still occurring and accurate screening and assessment are critical to stopping these wounds from getting worse. However, in assessing, care is automatically being provided so we cannot separate the two. Prevention, accurate education, and maintenance are key aspects of retaining one’s physical, psychological, and spiritual health. Research and clinical experience demonstrates that unresolved traumas and stress fuel behaviors that people are often not addressing in their self-work or therapy. In this way, think of our program as a gym where you can continue your posttraumatic growth, build resiliency through neurobiological training, and enhance your performance.
Because the best way to help others is to learn the healing path yourself, our community offerings are designed to help everyone learn about the ADM. However, because we are educating on trauma, dissociation, and addiction, which involve states of consciousness, we must have safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
Our Admissions process is for those who are doing our 6-day PWH 1-2 or PWH. However, our ADM community offering is free and offers the basic outline of the ADM and the PWH. If you are unfamiliar with our work, we recommend reviewing that at this point in your research so you know what you are getting yourself into.
Our 1-day ADM/PWH introductory training is for anyone curious about learning more about incorporating the PWH into your life.
We guide people through the implications of ADM with a personalized education and wellness plan, professional consultation, workshops, and/or our training program. Because the implications of ADM are vast and can trigger dormant aspects of self, and because we explore how our innate dissociative healing systems can be exercised to support ongoing healing, we have all of these measures in place for yours and our safety. Our understanding of healing, revealed in ADM research, is what we are teaching; because states of healing have vast implications, we ethically have to walk you through the different layers of consciousness and understandings that these implications offer. We do this by utilizing ADM research, mindfulness practices, experientials, memory reconsolidation, and memory updating and recoding emotional memories. We also use scaffolding as conditioning, the Socratic Method, and developmental models like Kolhberg’s moral development and Gagne’s 9-levels of learning educational model to support our teachings and moral/spiritual development. This educational model offers a pathway to understanding higher levels, different, or alternative-states of consciousness, making proper assessment and screening a necessity.
Our clinical training (which involves The Path of the Wounded Healer) is a phase model and follows the Consensus Model of treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (when diagnosable), but also developmental traumas. Due to the implications of ADM, PWH is a spiritual approach to supporting balance, regulation, and repair. In this training, you will be activating states of healing to help maintain your posttraumatic growth, manifest resiliency, sharpen your use of clinical or therapeutic dissociation, and truly embody your wounded healer.
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Internship for qualified professions available.
We provide a placement for internship for a variety of qualifying licenses, certificates, professions, and community members.
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The Wounded Healers Institute fully complies with all local and New York State cannabis laws, and all federal regulations. We are a risk reduction, mindfulness service and an education company. We do not promote illegal activities or provide resources for obtaining illegal substances or illegal psychedelic psychotherapy services.
The Wounded Healers Institute does not provide or sell cannabis for any aspect of our program, training or events, and it is not a retailer, supplier, manufacturer, reseller, distributor, agent, representative or subcontractor of any cannabis supplier or retailer. Our services do not constitute therapy and we do not diagnose or treat mental health. What we do do is provide access to wellness, posttraumatic growth, and resiliency models to employ the spiritual and developmental model of Addiction as Dissociation and use The Path of the Wounded Healer as our guide.
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