Collective trauma and its impact on motivation

There is a recruitment and retention issue in education, health and social care. It's not just about low salaries and high cost of living. To better understand the dynamics at play we need to acknowledge the impact collective trauma has on motivation and burnout.

16th November 2022

Needs, motivations and trauma: rebuilding and sustaining community resilience

This blog looks at the impact collective trauma has on our motivation, and how we maintain our energy when adversity strikes. When trauma has had an impact on motivation we need the support of others within the community to recover our motivation, just as we need others who will co-regulate, guide and support us to recover from trauma.

14th November 2022

Holding each other in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment.

The last few years have seen change on top of change, and this week is no exception, as we see national political events unfold at pace. Let’s be honest, its unsettling to say the least, but when these events are layered on top of our collective experience of the Covid 19 pandemic, the combined stress pushes many of us to the edges of our resilience.

18th October 2022

Creating kinder and more compassionate spaces where we can nourish each other

In this blog Richard explores how we move beyond transactional relationships to creating kinder and more compassion spaces where we can nourish each other.

21st September 2022

Leading through uncertainty

Rich and Kate recently recorded a conversation about trauma informed leadership and how you lead through periods of uncertainty and flux. Grab a cuppa and take a watch...

21st September 2022

“The world doesn't change one person at a time..” Collaborating to help the NSPCC become a Trauma Informed Organisation

Richard Holmes from KCA and Warren Larkin Associates explore the importance of collaborating for social change, through a joint project with the NSPCC.

14th July 2022

Trauma Informed Leadership: inverting the structure chart!

In this blog, Rich explores trauma informed leadership and how it might help 'stuck' organisations.

5th July 2022

Co-Owned and Co-Managed

Read how KCA is becoming a co-owned and co-managed organisation, that stays congruent to its values.

16th June 2022

Community connection - for desire or for necessity?

In this blog Susan Blomley reflects on our personal 'needometer', that in built mechanism that helps us to know when we need to help people around us. We explore what moves us to action and we ask why we sometimes choose to do nothing.

26th May 2022

Compassion. Reason. Value. Belong.

By Susan Blomley

31st March 2022

Origins Of Connections

By Rich Holmes

3rd March 2022

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1st March 2022

The power of the little things…for EVERYONE!

By Susan Blomley

3rd November 2021

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17th August 2021

A Day of Contrasts

7th February 2017