We train, certify, and support educators, leaders, and facilitators on how to use a comprehensive toolkit to support their community’s emotional health.
Every EHA-trained person makes a difference in their own and the people around them’s health and well-being.
The Emotion Hygiene Alliance offers an easy-to-implement, trauma-informed curriculum to help schools thrive and be prosocial. Our work is rooted in four foundational areas of research: Polyvagal theory, Attachment Theory, ACEs science, and Broaden and Build theory. This research has massive implications in the fields of education, medicine, psychology, and public health; and gives us a unique and complete picture of how well-being functions inside individuals, and also within wider systems of families and communities.
Our first-of-its-kind movement program fosters physical, social, and emotional agency — helping kids have power over how they feel and function. Our program supports all students, thereby eliminate the need to identify, single out, and potentially stigmatize those “at-risk”. Our teacher training empowers schools to support each student in a trauma-sensitive way. Get more information for your school.
CORPORATE | LEADERSHIP AND EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
"We don't have to be therapists to be therapeutic." — SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
We train leaders, managers, and human resources teams in Social-Emotional Leadership.
We train individuals to be stewards of their organization.
We support employee wellness by teaching practical skills of emotion regulation and self-management. Inquire about our programs.
INDIVIDUAL HEALTH // CAREGIVER HEALTH
Building social and emotional well-being comes down to hygiene.
We, at the EHA, teach and promote practices that give relief from unwanted emotions or reactivity on-the-spot. This is because many of us—classroom teachers, nurses, caregivers—do not have the luxury of stepping away to do a long practice like meditation in order to find relief.
Note: Negative emotions are for defense and positive emotions are for connection, collaboration, growth, and well-being.
We help individuals tap into positive social-emotional states, using sensory-based and strengths-based practices. Get started.
Becoming a trauma-informed social-emotional facilitator will enable you to support the well-being of your organization, your community, your family, and yourself.
"I've taken so many trainings and everyone talks about how we should practice self-love, self-acceptance, and all those things that help us feel good, but you actually taught us how to do it... and how to help other people do it as well." — 2020 SEF Trainee
Trainings are open to everyone. Apply now.
PROMOTING ACEs AWARENESS
ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences
ACEs cause much of our burden of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. “ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as financial and social problems. The ACE Study has published about 70 research papers since 1998. Hundreds of additional research papers based on the ACE Study have also been published. — ACEs Connection
Because of the ACE study and hundreds of subsequent studies from around the world, we are starting to understand the immense lifelong impact that toxic stress has on health and well-being. Our trainings and programs foster ACEs Awareness and trauma-sensitivity.
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