Jess Angland has worked in domestic abuse, community development, education and youth work and has lectured for the National College of Ireland, IADT, LIT and UCC on their Professional Development Programmes.
In the last 13 years working in domestic abuse, Jess became aware that she and many staff working in the caring professions were great at looking after everyone else but not themselves. After burning out on a few occasions, she began pursuing answers as to why she and her peers was not adequately practising self care. She found that some of those answers were related to trauma but that did not seem to explain everything.
She then embarked on a journey of discovery, and was very privileged to study attachment patterns in adults with Dr Una McCluskey in the UK. What she learned there changed her life and the lives of her coworkers, helping them to discover why they, too, could not practise adequate self care.
Following this, Jess developed training that encompassed trauma legacy and attachment patterns and how they play out for those in the caring professions. She also developed workshops on shame and understanding that we all carry that underlying belief that we are not enough.
Jess founded ReWire Training & Supports to enhance and provide supports to Youth, Education, Healthcare and Social Care organisations dealing with vulnerable adults and children, and is particularly committed to the mainstream of trauma informed care.