Ground-breaking, innovative, accessible mental wellness training
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is an innovative, preventative, mental wellness intervention. It is a low-cost, low-intensity training, originally developed as a psychological first-aid tool in disaster situations where cognitive models were inadequate and too lengthy. CRM has evolved into a simple set of mental wellness skills that can be readily learned and practiced.
The CRM training is well accepted by health and public safety professionals. The practice of these skills contributes to increased well-being, enhanced resiliency and a greater the ability to withstand stress.
CRM has a “bottom-up” (sensory mindfulness) approach, as opposed to the standard “top-down” (cognitive) approach. CRM targets autonomic
nervous system regulation through an awareness of sensation in the body. Participants learn to understand the biology of their reactions to stress and trauma and they learn skills to track sensations to increase their wellbeing and resilience.
In CRM we encourage you to pass the skills along to your colleagues, family, friends, and your wider communities!
From the Trauma Resource Institute
Sue Mann's CRM training was hands-down the best training I have attended in a long time.
I am a social worker, well versed in trauma-informed care and strategies for stress relief/mental wellness, but the Community Resiliency Model takes us beyond just "trauma-informed" to truly strength-based, resiliency building capacity in order to be more effective in the work we do professionally and for our own personal needs.
It is rare to leave a training with new tools that you feel confident to put to use right away, but with only a 3-hour CRM training, I have been able to do just that, and see immediate results in my own personal resilience as well as with folks I work with. I have been singing Sue's praises ever since and look forward to completing more training with her!
Youth Services Coordinator, Tompkins County.
CRM Trainings: Compassion without borders
"Resilient people not only get back on their feet after a fall, they create meaning from their falls that positively transforms their lives and their communities."
CRM® skills trainings introduce the six wellness skills of Trauma Resilience Model, which are designed to help adult and children learn to track their own nervous system in order to bring the body, mind, heart and spirit back into greater balance.
Participants will come away with tools for self-care, as well as with skills they can share with others and their wider social network.
People who are experiencing rough times, or who play a role in responding to stress and trauma (e.g. human resource professionals, teachers, community and faith leaders, hospitals and treatment programs, pastoral care volunteers, health workers, child care and family service providers, law enforcement and first responders) – find CRM to be tremendously valuable.
3-hour, 1-day and 2-day trainings are available.
I think this is what Nelson Mandela meant by the 'Rainbow Nation'. Learning how to stabilize our nervous system is equality - and is beyond nations, culture, religion and ethnicity. — CRM® Teacher, South Africa
I work in county jails so many of my clients are extremely stressed when I meet them. This training was so valuable to me.
I immediately started to share my favorites. I'm very appreciative that I am able to share these scientifically proven techniques that can be done anywhere and are also free!
I am grateful that, without being a therapist, I can give people practical tools that take a moment to learn and do, yet make such a tremendous difference in our quality of life!
Lisa Duggan. Client Service Worker, OAR of Schuyler County
Goals of Community Resilience Model® Trainings
One the greatest barriers to successful employment for many individuals is being able to cope with life's challenges and conflicts.
Personal Stories of how CRM® has influenced people's lives
I run a busy after school program with 75 children and 15 staff. The last few months of school can be so challenging for children and staff. I wanted to help them end the school year feeling positive and energized rather then exhausted and spent.
Sue's program met our needs, time schedule and budget. And it was so engaging! It was the perfect balance of learning about our individual resilience zones and how to track and resource. We all walked away with some fabulous new strategies.
Sue was also really respectful of everyone’s needs and comfort zones.
Nancy Helms, Director, Caroline After School Program