Healing Moral Injury with Sensory Dialogue, Symbolics & Timeless Travel

“Emotional Trauma is Moral Injury in need of Soul Repair”  - Barb Allyn

Healing trauma is a wholistic spiritual endeavor that requires the participation of all aspects of what it means to be human. It speaks to the spirit of who we are and believe ourselves to be. Trauma can become a lifelong burden if misinterpreted or inappropriately addressed. However, it can, through Sensory Dialogue, Symbolics and the understanding of Timeless Travel become a portal to a more meaningful understanding that can enrich and empower a new way of being and contributing in the world. As Tribal theory invites us to explore and re-envision who we are, where we belong, and our authentic role, it can make it safe for our body to reveal how we have responded to trauma, to now tell the story, to now recognize the moral injury. By using these methods of how to integrate and making meaning of trauma, it offers a way to leap forward to newly recognized strengths rather than a return to the fictional status quo of the past. It does not recover, it integrates, regenerates and evolves.

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Presenter

  • TribaLORE arts + Science
    Barbara Allyn

     

    As a highly-respected speaker, facilitator and author, Barbara brings a wealth of experiential learning from her work as a family mediator, adolescent clinical counsellor and classroom behavioural specialist. She created and now advances the unique, effective trauma-response framework that is Tribal Theory. Her works including Sensory Dialogue, Symbolics and Timeless Travel are being herald as creative and brilliant insights in how to integrate trauma and heal moral injury. Barbara’s work is consistently described by frontline responders, counsellors and whole communities as culturally safe, practical and easy-to-apply, creating a powerful long term path to healing, integrating trauma, and well-being.

     

    PRESENTATIONS of TRIBAL THEORY

     

    ·         Mishkeegogaman, ON Tribal Theory & Moral Injury Jan 2020

    ·         Pikangikum, ON Tribal Theory & Moral Injury Jan 2020

    ·         Kenora Sexual Assault Centre Summit on Moral Injury in May 2019 Kenora ON Tribal Theory: Using Sensory Dialogue & Symbolics

    ·         BC SPCA Haida Gwaii, When Helping Hurts for Animal Welfare and Professionals + Rescuers 2019 Haida Gwaii Tribal Theory: Moral Injury

    ·         Paws for Hope, When Helping Hurts for Animal Welfare and Professionals + Rescuers 2019 Vancouver BC Tribal Theory: Moral Injury

    ·         First Responders put in link to article

    ·         Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives 2017 Cape Town, South Africa Tribal Theory: Development of Resilience ‘in the moment’

    ·         Stronger Nations, Indigenous Education, Culture, Language and Resources Conference 2017 Vancouver BC Tribal Theory: Healing Intergenerational Trauma in Métis Youth

    ·         The Child Trauma Academy and Hull Services 2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium: Advances in Implementation and Innovation in Practice, Program Development and Policy 2016 Banff, AB Tribal Theory: Making Meaning of Trauma

    ·         BC School Counsellors Conference 2016  Vancouver BC Tribal Theory: In the Classroom + Tribal Theory: In Isolated School Communities

    ·         Kenora Sexual Assault Centre Trauma Informed Conference 2017 Kenora ON Tribal Theory: Trauma Response for Northern Communities

    ·         Peterborough Police Victim Awareness Week 2016 Peterborough ON Tribal Theory + First Responders

     


    TRIBALTHEORY WORKSHOPS

    Introduction to Tribal Theory

    Tribal Theory Level 2 & 3

    Healing Psychological Trauma

       in First Responders

    PTMI Post Traumatic Moral Injury

    Mitigating Emotional Trauma & Moral

       Injury with Sensory Dialogue

    The Trauma Life Line

    De-escalating Clients

       on the Frontline with Tribal Theory

    CLIENTS include:

    Ottawa Youth Services Bureau

    John Howard Society  BC SPCA

    Canadian Mental Health Association

    Canadian Red Cross


     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    2009 – 2019 TRAUMA EDUCATOR

    TribaLORE arts + science / Emotional Trauma Centre

    Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Vancouver CA

     

    2017 - 2019 CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM CONSULTANT

    Youth Services Bureau Ottawa ON

     

    2012 - 2015   CRISIS COORDINATOR

    Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre Vancouver BC

     

    2011 - 2014   MENTAL HEALTH WORKER

    BC Psychosis UBC Hospital Vancouver BC

     

    2007 - 2011 CRISIS INTERVENTION WORKER

    4 County Crisis CMHA Peterborough ON

     

    2009 - 2011 CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

    Peterborough Youth Services Peterborough ON

     

    1999 – 2009

    MEDIATOR/COURT ADVOCATE/CRISIS TRAUMA SPECIALIST

    The Mediation Centre of Metropolitan Toronto Toronto ON

     

    1993 -1999

    BEHAVIOURAL SPECIALIST/EARLY EDUCATION TEACHER

    Toronto District School Board ON

     

    1993 - 1999

    TRANSITION HOUSE WORKER North York Women’s Shelter

    Toronto ON

     

                                                               

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

     

    CERTIFIED TRAUMA THERAPIST ACTT HONOURS

    Adler Professional School Toronto ON

     

    ADVANCE CRISIS INTERVENOR ACI HONOURS

    Humber College Toronto ON

     

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR/BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONIST

    George Brown College Toronto ON Ontario Ministry of Education

      

     

    NVCI Non-violent Crisis Intervention Wisconsin USA

    VCARS Victims’ Assistant Training and Volunteer (2yr) Peterborough ON

    NOVA Disaster training, Toronto & Peterborough ON

    ASIST Suicide Prevention Training, CMHA, Peterborough ON

    CISM Critical Incident Stress Management, CMHA, Peterborough ON

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    The Myth of your Misfit 2017

    A Fish Named Thirsty, Lyrical Tales 2018

    Betty the Bike, Lyrical Tales 2018

    Two by Two, Lyrical Tales 2018

     

    MEMBERSHIPS

     

    ATSS – Association of Traumatic Stress

    SOCAN – Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

     

    INFLUENCES

     

    Babette Rothchild, MSW Somatic Trauma Therapy, Author

    Judith Herman, American Psychiatrist, Author

    Gabor Matte, Canadian Physician, Author

    Sandra Bloom, American Psychiatrist, Author

    Peter A. Levine, American Clinical Psychologist

    Francine Shapiro, American Psychologist

    Bessel van der Kolk, Dutch Psychiatrist