WRAP and Healing from Trauma
For those of us who have experienced trauma, many things can be triggering. By creating a plan that empowers us to determine what works well for us is a trauma-informed practice. As an evidence based practice (Cooke, et al, 2009) it is recommended that WRAP® classes are to be provided by peers, those with lived experience. Making a connection based on shared experience offers the most hope for others when what works is seen as present in the Facilitator’s experience. However, being a “peer” in a WRAP® workshop is not defined by patient identities or illness. An essential value of WRAP® Facilitation is that “difficult feelings and behaviors are seen as normal responses to traumatic circumstances and in the context of what is happening and not as symptoms or a diagnosis”. Also it is a practice that “clinical, medical and diagnostic language is avoided” in facilitation of WRAP® classes. Practicing these values and ethics in facilitation is critical to ensure that WRAP® is a tool for recovery and healing from trauma. Regardless of identifying as a peer or a person in trauma recovery, WRAP® is for everyone and anyone may find quality of life benefits in taking this WRAP course.
This course is beneficial for people seeking recovery from trauma or any supporters of trauma survivors utilizing WRAP. WRAP Facilitators are encouraged to attend and will receive the recommended refresher credit.