WHAT WE DO
We provide training, supports and tools to enable individuals and organisations to flourish when working with adversity and trauma, particularly in Social Care, Education and Youth sectors.
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.
"JESS' WORKSHOPS ARE LIFE CHANGING! SHE IS AN EXCELLENT FACILITATOR."
Authentic Self Workshop participant
“REALLY GOOD WORKSHOP, CLEAR EXPLANATIONS AND A VARIETY OF METHODS USED. EVERYONE WAS INVOLVED IN THE TRAINING."
Dignity at Work Participant
“REALLY WENT AWAY UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND TRAUMA TRIGGERS, ESPECIALLY MY OWN!"
Domestic Violence Support Worker, COPE Galway
ON ONE-TO-ONE & GROUP SUPPORTS
“THE FACILITATOR HAS A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHALLENGES WE ARE FACED WITH AND CREATES A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE CAN VOICE THESE CHALLENGES."
"I ALWAYS PICK UP USEFUL INFORMATION. THE FACILIATOR HAS A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAMME AND THE CHALLENGES."
"THIS IS SUCH A VALUABLE ASPECT OF THE PROCESS, A BRILLIANT OPPORTUNITY FOR STAFF TO REFLEC ON HOW THEY ARE DOING AND A GREAT LEARNING FROM LIKEMINDED COLLEAGUES AROUND TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS IF SOMETHING ISN'T WORKING WELL. IT IS FACILITATED EXTREMELY WELL AND I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO OUR TIME AND SPACE AWAY FROM THE BUSY WORKING WEEK. THANK YOU!"
"IT'S INFORMAL AND OPEN. YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING LISTENED TO BY SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE WHO IS NOT JUDGEMENTAL."
"I LIKE THE TIME IT GIVES US TO REFLECT UPON OUR GENERAL PRACTICE. ADDITIONALLY, I LIKE THE SUPPORT AND ADVICE THAT I GET DURING THESE SESSIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES. I FEEL SAFE TO SPEAK MY MIND IN THESE SESSIONS AND I LIKE THIS."
"YES, IT'S A DESTRESS HOUR. FACILITATOR IS VERY TUNED IN TO THE STRESSES OF THE STAFF".
"FACILITATOR IS VERY GOOD AND CAN HELP YOU WORK THROUGH YOUR OWN ISSUES WITH DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AN SHE HAS SUCH A WIDE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE BASE."
"VERY PLEASED, THE NEW FACILITATOR HAS MADE IT A VERY COMFORTABLE, OPEN, SUPPORTIVE AND WELCOME PROCESS."