The SENSE Framework
In her role as the mental health advisor for a Ministry of Justice initiative providing psychosocial support to those affected, Nicola created the SENSE model in collaboration with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. This encourages a focus on recognising resilience and developing strengths.
Nicola has continued to use the SENSE model as a framework for her subsequent crisis response work, both in the UK and overseas. In addition the SENSE model is now used to structure trauma informed interventions in organisations working with victims of rape and sexual violence and those affected by traumatic bereavement.
The indigenous people from the Highlands in Guatemala created Worry Dolls many generations ago as a remedy for worrying. According to legend, children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries. In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, Worry Dolls were used extensively when working therapeutically with children to provide them with a way of expressing their fears and anxieties and to seek reassurance and support.
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Nicola welcomes the opportunity to discuss psychological trauma consultancy, training, supervision and clinical support to organisations and individuals, both in the UK and internationally.