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May 5, 2023

Sanctuary Toolkit: Need a check-in?

At the beginning of April we talked about Community Meeting, the Sanctuary meeting opening procedure during which we ask one another in turn how are you feeling, what is your goal, and who can you ask for help?

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April 11, 2023

Sanctuary Toolkit: Safety Plans

I was going to start this one by just saying everybody look at your plans.

April 4, 2023

Sanctuary Toolkit: Community Meeting

The Sanctuary tools are the concrete activities or rituals individuals and organizations use to inoculate themselves against the effects of further trauma and chronic stress.

Mar. 16, 2023

Our Sanctuary journey is underway

Where we鈥檝e been and where we鈥檙e going. At this moment, almost 90 people have been deeply immersed in Sanctuary training.

Doctor with patient

Mar. 9, 2023

The Seven Commitments: Growth and Change

Have you ever asked yourself what is an organization like The Wright Center? Yes, we care for patients and teach residents, while delivering upon our mission and vision.

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Mar. 2, 2023

The Seven Commitments: Social Learning

Learning can be scary. Seriously. In order to learn, we have to admit we do not yet know. As professionals, it is difficult to admit we don鈥檛 know something – particularly those in clinical and/or leadership roles.

Feb. 15, 2023

The Seven Commitments: Social Responsibility

At the root, to be socially responsible is to care for others. This is easy when the other person is someone we like. The trick is that this applies even to others we may not like.

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Feb. 15, 2023

The Seven Commitments: Open Communication

Open communication seems great and sort of a no-brainer, but it may be a surprisingly challenging Sanctuary commitment.

Feb. 5, 2023

The Seven Commitments: Democracy and the Power of Agency

Nothing about you without you and you may get your say but not your way. This might be the briefest way to describe the Sanctuary commitment of Democracy.

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Feb. 1, 2023

Let鈥檚 talk about emotional intelligence 鈥 one of the Seven Commitments of Sanctuary

The Seven Commitments of Sanctuary are interconnected with the entire model.

Jan. 26, 2023

The Seven Commitments

The Seven Commitments of Sanctuary are interconnected with the entire model. Safety in sanctuary refers to not only physical safety but also moral, psychological, and social safety.

Team meeting

Jan. 18, 2023

Sanctuary Starts with Us

The rubber is meeting the road in The Wright Center鈥檚 commitment to the Sanctuary Model as the first of two five-day training sessions has been completed.

Jan. 4, 2023

Future Focus: Intentions, Goals, and Culture Change

Here is to 2023 filled with whatever we need to know we鈥檙e cared for and supported.

Tree covered in snow

Dec. 20, 2022

Loss and the Power of Community

As I write this, it is -4掳 Fahrenheit. That鈥檚 pretty cold, but the baseline of the universe is even colder: -455掳 Fahrenheit!

team discussing around a computer

Dec. 13, 2022

Emotion Management with Self and Other

December in the northern hemisphere comes with cold temperatures, hot drinks, dark afternoons, sparkling lights, and as much potential for joy as for hardship.

Group of friends going for a run

Dec. 6, 2022

Safety as a 鈥榩rimary value鈥

New week, new challenges, and new opportunities. That last one can be easy to lose sight of if we are feeling tired, frustrated, in a rut, and so on.

Nov. 29, 2022

Trauma-Theory in Sanctuary

If you had time off for the recent holiday, welcome back. If you didn鈥檛, here鈥檚 a sincere thank you for working and caring for your community.

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Nov. 21, 2022

Sanctuary as Whole-Person Wellness

Let鈥檚 put the most important thing right up front – may this holiday season be what you need it to be, whatever that is for you.