The Bodhana Group supports the training and development of parents, guardians, caretakers, and professional staff in the fields of Human Services, Education, and Community Programs.
Our approach is focused and customized to the needs of the organization served, engaging participants in discussions and activities designed to put them at ease when examining topics of a sensitive nature. TBG currently serves the south central PA and surrounding area.
All of our workshops may also be completed online, live with a trainer. If you would like TBG to present a workshop for your group, please contact us today for more information.
Professional & Community Classes & Workshops
Compassion fatigue is a specialized reaction people in human services and emergency services have when dealing with traumatic material from clients or when engaging people working within the helping field. TBG recognizes the increased need for successful strategies to counter the increased workload and stress level of direct care workers and advocates while acknowledging this as a an opportunity to improve rather than regarding compassion fatigue as a weakness.
This workshop applies to emergency personnel, medical professionals, therapists, behavioral health workers, and educators. TBG advocates the use of mindfulness practice to reduce the impact of compassion fatigue. Our approach seeks to reduce burnout and turnover within agencies and improve staff and client relations.
Tabletop Team Building
TBG offers an innovative and creative approach to traditional corporate team building exercises. Utilizing a variety of games and charismatic game leaders, we aim to to bring down barriers and encourage empathy while having fun and learning about one another outside of social media. This experience increases communication to develop team cohesion, collaboration, and cooperation.
We can customize your experience and accommodate up to 50 people in one session, providing an afternoon sure to get people talking!
Identifying Sexually Problematic Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
It is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between behavior that arises from normal childhood sexual development and behavior that could be considered problematic. This is especially true in today's world of zero tolerance policies and mixed messages from media. TBG offers this training as a resource to professionals, families, and community organizations to assist in identifying and understanding potentially problematic behaviors in order to create appropriate and balanced responses within our homes and communities.
Working with Sexually Problematic Behaviors
This highly specialized and customizable training offers basic treatment priniples and guidelines for developing a program whose purpose is the treatment of sexually problematic behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults. Topics can cover a wide expanse dependent on the needs of the program and can encompass residential, community, and facility based programs.
Recognizing and Responding to Abuse
Here we discuss the sensitive issue of how to recognize signs of abuse and trauma and recommended responses from multiple viewpoints, customizable to the environement of the organization. Focus areas can include, trauma-informed care, learning to respond without judgement, navigating the system, and maintaining an organizational strategy.
TBG understands that there is a lot of misinformation about sex offenders in the media. Inaccurate use of statistics has yielded an unbalanced response in the community. Although a real danger, a rational approach is necessary when teaching children about and creating policy associated with sex offenders. This training will inform and open the lines of communication both within the home and the community so that more effective policy may be enacted that targets the problem effectively and is not the by-product of fear.
The Benefits of Therapeutic Gaming
This introductory training starts participants on the long and exciting journey of learning how gaming can have a deeper, more impactful benefit. We discuss educational, social, and behavioral applications from different varieties of tabletop gaming. Group discussion activities include examination of common everyday games to see the rich potential for teaching skills and preparing people for life. This training is offered as both a lecture/powerpoint class and as an in-depth workshop that includes game play with all participants.
Therapy & RPGs
This presentation focuses the lens of therapeutic gaming more specifically to tabletop role playing games. We show connections between aspects of the role playing game hobby and established clinical approaches. Class discussion includes practice case studies where we explore how to inject therapeutic content into a role playing campaign.
Bringing Characters to Life
This unique workshop offers insight into that most basic piece of equipment for any role player - the character sheet. In an experience valuable for new players and veterans alike, we break down the anatomy of a character sheet and show not only what it can teach another person, but what it can help us learn ablout ourselves, according to who we choose to play. Advanced versions of this class can include examples of character creation for all levels of understanding of the gaming hobby.