Trauma Informed Care for survival and wellbeing. #HealingTrauma
Trauma Informed World
I am Dr Louise Hansen. I am an Academic, Psychologist and Human Rights Activist. My vision is for a trauma informed world. This is a free educational website on Trauma Informed Care for survival and wellbeing.
While each injustice differs, all stories share the same trauma: the negative operation of power. Let’s break the cycle of injustice and trauma together one day at a time. #YouBelong
The byproduct of clarity is peace. Joy is peace dancing. Trauma is disconnection. Empathy fuels connection. Knowledge is power:
“Love is the absence of judgment.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Hello trauma informed friends,
I am from Cairns, Queensland, Australia. I have 20 years Psychology experience. My passion is to help everyone experience safety, truth, freedom, health and wellbeing. I have taught Psychology to children at school and to adults at university. I share Trauma Informed Care openly so that we can turn this framework into a mindset for personal, social and political change.
I have a lived experience of trauma: I have recovered from Psychosis twice. I share stories of my lived experience to help break the cycle of silence or judgment, blame, punishment, shame, stigma and to inspire recovery. I am passionate, pragmatic, optimistic and hopeful. #YouBelong
I share a body, mind, social connection, culture, country and spirituality framework of protectors for survival and wellbeing. I also share some trauma informed tools to help people establish a sense of safety and stabilisation, to enhance their perception of reality, and to learn to regulate their emotions.
This results in a sense of stability, clarity, connection and belonging. Clarity means to see things clearly. The byproduct of clarity is peace. Joy is peace dancing (i.e. a higher intensity of arousal). This approachallows us to be more able to experience a sense of peace, joy, love and compassion. #YouBelong
This work is based on Neuroplasticity, Client Centred Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Power Threat Meaning Framework, and the strength and wisdom of some of the oldest living cultures on this planet. The 21st century requires people like you and I breaking the cycle of injustice and trauma together: the negative operation of power.
Human rights are vital for survival and wellbeing. I advocate for all human rights. This is outlined in the 2021 Human Rights Watch World Report. I would like the Australian Government to implement all recommendations for Australia and to partner with Blue Knot Foundation National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma for a trauma informed Australia.
I have made short pieces related to trauma and Trauma Informed Care. They are listed in the Menu above. This includes five trauma informed tools numbered: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5. Let’s turn this framework into a mindset for personal, social and political change. If you are unable to, you might need help first, to get safe or become ‘unstuck’ from trauma. Reach out for trauma informed care. #YouBelong
Dr Louise Hansen Psychologist PhD in Psychology Human Rights Activist
#HealingTrauma #Justice4Australia #YouBelong
Trauma Informed World was inspired by Kopika and Tharnicaa; two faces that remind us everyday of Australia’s cruel refugee system. One of many systems in Australia that remind us of the negative operation of power. #HomeToBilo
This is a free educational website on Trauma Informed Care for survival and wellbeing. There is a link to Australia’s National Helplines and Websites at the bottom of each page for mental health support. If you are in danger or an emergency phone: 000.
You can listen my talk with Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, the President of Blue Knot Foundation on my own healing journey, training and study and how it has informed my work and advocacy for a trauma informed world here: