TOUCHBASE

Restoring dignity in children and young people who have experienced relational trauma and losses. 

Louise Michelle

Louise Michelle Bombèr and her team would like to welcome you to this website.

TouchBase is a community interest organisation, working on a not for profit basis. We support children, young people and young adults to recover well from adverse childhood experiences, so that they can live life well at home, school, work and out and about within their local communities. We believe in the need for regulation to soothe and quieten faulty alarm systems. We know how powerful relationships are for healthy bodies and minds. Therefore we facilitate rich, relational and sensory interventions in all that we do so that there is opportunity to thrive.

We have a team of highly skilled therapists and teachers who provide regular support. Our team of practitioners also travel nationally and internationally to present good practice in attachment aware and trauma responsive practice.

LOUISE’S BOOKS
Therapy
Education
Training
Community

TOUCHBASE

Restoring dignity in children and young people who have experienced relational trauma and losses. 

Louise Michelle

Louise Michelle Bombèr and her team would like to welcome you to this website.

TouchBase is a community interest organisation, working on a not for profit basis. We support children, young people and young adults to recover well from adverse childhood experiences, so that they can live life well at home, school, work and out and about within their local communities. We believe in the need for regulation to soothe and quieten faulty alarm systems. We know how powerful relationships are for healthy bodies and minds. Therefore we facilitate rich, relational and sensory interventions in all that we do so that there is opportunity to thrive.

We have a team of highly skilled therapists and teachers who provide regular support. Our team of practitioners also travel nationally and internationally to present good practice in attachment aware and trauma responsive practice.

LOUISE’S BOOKS
Therapy
Education
Training
Community

Education

A short introduction

When a pupil or student has experienced relational traumas and losses it is important to know their story, their stress triggers, their resilience factors and their calmers so that we can all provide the consistent care needed, in order for them to recover well.

Together we will consider how best we might support those in our care so that they can settle well into school and make the most of their learning opportunities. We know that attending to the attachment system of a pupil or student , increasing safety, security and stability, will enable their exploratory system to come online. We also believe in the need for differentiated discipline.

As part of our education support we ensure those caring for these pupils and students are well supported as secondary stress is a reality, working alongside those who have experienced trauma. Increased staff care leads to increased care giving.

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Therapy

A short introduction

Developmental trauma is a term that is used to describe early, repeated relational traumas and losses that are experienced in the context of significant relationships usually early on in life. There can be a number of developmental vulnerabilities as a result of these risk factors. The level and severity is determined by what the child experienced, when they experienced it and whether there was anyone around supporting them, i.e. their relational health.

We also know that what is also important is WHO is around NOW in order to provide the relational buffering needed. We will support you to trace back the child’s lived experiences from a child’s perspective and work out what might be helpful for us all to be doing in order to support the child or young person into recovery. We will do this by supporting the child to feel safe, soothed and seen in order to learn security.

At TouchBase we use an integrative, relational approach of dyadic developmental psychotherapy, parenting and practice, Theraplay® and different sensory interventions . We follow the neurosequential model as recommended by Dr Bruce Perry.  This will help the child or young person to function well at home, school and in their wider communities.

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Training

A short introduction

It is time to update both policy and practice in line with the up to date research in child development, attachment and neuroscience. It is not sufficient to just know about the theory. It all has significant implications for how we relate, how we work and the contexts that we find ourselves in.

We all have a corporate responsibility to support children and young people to recover from the impact of adverse childhood experiences and to live life well. Our training team are all practitioners.

We will travel to you to present these training courses listed below or you can come to us as an individual in the North, the Midlands or in the South. Contact info@touchbase.org.uk to find out more about these courses or for Louise Michelle Bomber to do key notes at your conference.

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Community

A short introduction

We are all wired for connection. However, when you have experienced disruption in your relationships with those most significant to you, through relational trauma and loss, there can often be a sense of isolation through misunderstandings and misinterpretations due to the world being viewed through different attachment lenses. We facilitate projects to support togetherness, through rich, relational interventions.

We are also passionate about advocacy so that the wider community can understand possible differences and come to realise the benefits of honouring difference and diversity.

We are working towards restoring dignity, increasing empathy and inspiring hope.

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Local support services

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Training

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Publications

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