Trauma & Co.

is creating (co-creating) community, conversations & connection

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patrons
Trauma & Co. gives voice to and supports those living with

Trauma & the Complex Intersections with Being Human.


It is a organisation built on the core foundations of
(and the ‘Co.’ in our name is for):

Community
Connection
Complexities
Companionship
Collective Liberation
Conversations
Collaboration
Compassion
Co-creating
Consent,


This project includes conversations on the complex intersections trauma holds within our human experience – including, and not limited to, intersections such as mental health, chronic illness, grief, loss, identity, relationships, culture and oppression. 



Here on this Patreon Community Membership Site, we are offering a new way for you to be in community with us and each other.

The membership tiers include* weekly check-ins, nervous system soothing exercises**, exclusive discounts, pre-recorded video conversations with others living and working with trauma and the complex intersections with being human, live community calls and more...

(*please see each tier for details of what is included with each membership).

For more details on our community wide engagement guidelines and the values we try to uphold here, please see our Guidelines for Communication page on our website.

And just a little reminder that we don't use individual trigger warnings here on any posts. All of our content throughout our pages is potentially triggering to someone, and we cannot know or judge what is or is not triggering to another person.With that, we encourage you to take the most exquisite care of yourself when choosing (or choosing not to) access these pages.

You can also choose in your settings here whether you show to others who you are supporting on Patreon - so if you would prefer that your membership is only visible within this page, then you are welcome to update that section. Please remember any engagement you make within this page will be visible to other members here (where posts are for members/patrons only, it will only be visible to other members), or on any public posts might be visible to other people outside of here . 


We are so glad to be here with you.
You are welcome here.
___________________________

This Trauma & Co. Community Membership Site
is managed by Sarah Mariann Martland and Gwynn Raimondi:

Sarah Mariann Martland (she/her/they/them) is Trauma & Co.'s Founder & CEO.

She is a cisgender, thirty-something, woman from North-West England. She is a complex human who lives with chronic illness, and has personally experienced chronic, complex trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since birth. Prior to creating Trauma & Co., her professional history included working in the non-profit sector, including for a national victim support charity in the UK, supporting people in the initial aftermath of various traumas, abuses and crimes. She has a range of professional training and experience supporting people with mental health, chronic illness, disability and addiction. She also works as a writer and provides online business support for other creatives and helping professionals, alongside building and managing Trauma & Co. and offering companionship sessions to those living with trauma who need a space to land.

Sarah created Trauma & Co. with the aim to support, create connection and community, and to give voice to those living with trauma and its complex intersections with our being human. She hopes that this membership site will allow her to work in collaboration with others working and living with trauma, to expand the conversations happening in mainstream trauma spaces and that it will allow this growing community more opportunities to connect with each other.

To learn more about Sarah and her different working roles you can click here.
And to read more about Trauma & Co. and to connect with us there you can click here.


Gwynn Raimondi
 (she/her) is Trauma & Co.'s new Clinical Director. 

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist associate in the state of Washington in the US. The focus of her work and practice is complex and intergenerational traumas, grief, embodiment and their intersections. Her training in family systems during graduate school and in universal systems (micro and macro) in undergraduate school (Bachelor of Science in Physics), instilled deep within her the understanding of how, while we are all unique individuals, we are also part of, contributors to, and victims of our current oppressive cultures.

What this means is in her work she helps shed light on the interconnections and intersections of our own lived experience, how the experiences of our ancestors have been passed down to us, and how the culture we live in impacts who and how we are in the world. She believes in tearing down the status quo and dismantling our oppressive culture and that this is both an internal and external process.

To learn more about Gwynn's work, you can click here.

(please note we only have one log in for this site, so if there are any comments etc where we need to identify who has written the response, we will try to remember to sign it with our name or initials - please bear with us as we settle into this.)

____________________________

**Nervous System Soothing Exercises - compiled by Gwynn Raimondi

These are simple and practical exercises and practices you can do to help to soothe your nervous system when it becomes activated. We recommend practicing one or two of the exercises every day, when you are not feeling particularly stressed or activated, to help build muscle memory and to move the exercises into the implicit memory of your brain so they can become an automatic response in times of stress and activation. A great time to practice many of the exercises is as you are getting ready to go to sleep.

After each exercise we offer a brief explanation of why it works to help soothe your nervous system.

We invite you to play with each of these exercises and find the ones that feel most at home for you and then to practice them regularly. For this reason, and because our needs may change over time, these will be offered on rotation, as what worked for us one month might change in another month. And we will share any new exercises added to the collection as we move along.

Tiers
Community Membership
$5 or more per month

The Community Membership includes:


A weekly check-in.  

Regular Nervous System Soothing Exercises (main About section for more info). 

Exclusive discounts on courses run through Trauma & Co.

Community Membership+
$10 or more per month

The Community Membership+ includes:


All the benefits of the Community Membership, 

plus $5 to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund.

Conversations Membership
$20 or more per month

The Conversations Membership includes:


Pre-recorded conversations with Trauma & Co. and others working and living with trauma. These can be accessed for one month beyond posting.


In addition to the Community Membership+

Connection Membership
$40 or more per month

A Connection Membership includes:


Monthly Live Group Calls with Trauma & Co. via Zoom (and access to the recording for a month after the call if you can't make it live). Topics to be confirmed each month.


Upcoming Calls Dates:

**CALL TIMES WILL NOW BE FINALISED IF/WHEN WE GET MEMBERS AT THIS TIER**



in addition to the benefits from the Conversations Membership. 

Trauma & Co. gives voice to and supports those living with

Trauma & the Complex Intersections with Being Human.


It is a organisation built on the core foundations of
(and the ‘Co.’ in our name is for):

Community
Connection
Complexities
Companionship
Collective Liberation
Conversations
Collaboration
Compassion
Co-creating
Consent,


This project includes conversations on the complex intersections trauma holds within our human experience – including, and not limited to, intersections such as mental health, chronic illness, grief, loss, identity, relationships, culture and oppression. 



Here on this Patreon Community Membership Site, we are offering a new way for you to be in community with us and each other.

The membership tiers include* weekly check-ins, nervous system soothing exercises**, exclusive discounts, pre-recorded video conversations with others living and working with trauma and the complex intersections with being human, live community calls and more...

(*please see each tier for details of what is included with each membership).

For more details on our community wide engagement guidelines and the values we try to uphold here, please see our Guidelines for Communication page on our website.

And just a little reminder that we don't use individual trigger warnings here on any posts. All of our content throughout our pages is potentially triggering to someone, and we cannot know or judge what is or is not triggering to another person.With that, we encourage you to take the most exquisite care of yourself when choosing (or choosing not to) access these pages.

You can also choose in your settings here whether you show to others who you are supporting on Patreon - so if you would prefer that your membership is only visible within this page, then you are welcome to update that section. Please remember any engagement you make within this page will be visible to other members here (where posts are for members/patrons only, it will only be visible to other members), or on any public posts might be visible to other people outside of here . 


We are so glad to be here with you.
You are welcome here.
___________________________

This Trauma & Co. Community Membership Site
is managed by Sarah Mariann Martland and Gwynn Raimondi:

Sarah Mariann Martland (she/her/they/them) is Trauma & Co.'s Founder & CEO.

She is a cisgender, thirty-something, woman from North-West England. She is a complex human who lives with chronic illness, and has personally experienced chronic, complex trauma, including physical, sexual and emotional abuses since birth. Prior to creating Trauma & Co., her professional history included working in the non-profit sector, including for a national victim support charity in the UK, supporting people in the initial aftermath of various traumas, abuses and crimes. She has a range of professional training and experience supporting people with mental health, chronic illness, disability and addiction. She also works as a writer and provides online business support for other creatives and helping professionals, alongside building and managing Trauma & Co. and offering companionship sessions to those living with trauma who need a space to land.

Sarah created Trauma & Co. with the aim to support, create connection and community, and to give voice to those living with trauma and its complex intersections with our being human. She hopes that this membership site will allow her to work in collaboration with others working and living with trauma, to expand the conversations happening in mainstream trauma spaces and that it will allow this growing community more opportunities to connect with each other.

To learn more about Sarah and her different working roles you can click here.
And to read more about Trauma & Co. and to connect with us there you can click here.


Gwynn Raimondi
 (she/her) is Trauma & Co.'s new Clinical Director. 

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist associate in the state of Washington in the US. The focus of her work and practice is complex and intergenerational traumas, grief, embodiment and their intersections. Her training in family systems during graduate school and in universal systems (micro and macro) in undergraduate school (Bachelor of Science in Physics), instilled deep within her the understanding of how, while we are all unique individuals, we are also part of, contributors to, and victims of our current oppressive cultures.

What this means is in her work she helps shed light on the interconnections and intersections of our own lived experience, how the experiences of our ancestors have been passed down to us, and how the culture we live in impacts who and how we are in the world. She believes in tearing down the status quo and dismantling our oppressive culture and that this is both an internal and external process.

To learn more about Gwynn's work, you can click here.

(please note we only have one log in for this site, so if there are any comments etc where we need to identify who has written the response, we will try to remember to sign it with our name or initials - please bear with us as we settle into this.)

____________________________

**Nervous System Soothing Exercises - compiled by Gwynn Raimondi

These are simple and practical exercises and practices you can do to help to soothe your nervous system when it becomes activated. We recommend practicing one or two of the exercises every day, when you are not feeling particularly stressed or activated, to help build muscle memory and to move the exercises into the implicit memory of your brain so they can become an automatic response in times of stress and activation. A great time to practice many of the exercises is as you are getting ready to go to sleep.

After each exercise we offer a brief explanation of why it works to help soothe your nervous system.

We invite you to play with each of these exercises and find the ones that feel most at home for you and then to practice them regularly. For this reason, and because our needs may change over time, these will be offered on rotation, as what worked for us one month might change in another month. And we will share any new exercises added to the collection as we move along.

Recent posts by Trauma & Co.

Tiers
Community Membership
$5 or more per month

The Community Membership includes:


A weekly check-in.  

Regular Nervous System Soothing Exercises (main About section for more info). 

Exclusive discounts on courses run through Trauma & Co.

Community Membership+
$10 or more per month

The Community Membership+ includes:


All the benefits of the Community Membership, 

plus $5 to the Trauma & Co. Accessibility Fund.

Conversations Membership
$20 or more per month

The Conversations Membership includes:


Pre-recorded conversations with Trauma & Co. and others working and living with trauma. These can be accessed for one month beyond posting.


In addition to the Community Membership+

Connection Membership
$40 or more per month

A Connection Membership includes:


Monthly Live Group Calls with Trauma & Co. via Zoom (and access to the recording for a month after the call if you can't make it live). Topics to be confirmed each month.


Upcoming Calls Dates:

**CALL TIMES WILL NOW BE FINALISED IF/WHEN WE GET MEMBERS AT THIS TIER**



in addition to the benefits from the Conversations Membership.