Rehana Webster created TBT (Trauma Buster Technique) while working in the New Zealand Prison System. It is one of the simplest and most effective methods I’ve seen to permanently eliminate trauma no matter what that trauma was caused by.
That may sound like a big statement but listening to Rehana talk about her hands-on experiences in some of the most devastating circumstances including working with women who have been gang raped from Afghanistan and those who have been saved from honour killings in Pakistan, the power of her method speaks for itself. She has also been to the Philippines to train and help the survivors of the shocking typhoon that decimated the area.
But the truth is we are all looking for something more in people these days. We want to know they are dedicated for the right reasons. Rehana is passionate, which is lovely, but what motivates me to write this blog goes beyond that. She is empowered by a realism that is grounded and practical. It’s not a false optimism and there is not even a drop of ego present. She just knows her technique works and she is changing lives and she wants to do more of that.
When Rehana goes to a country to help, it is fully self-funded. That means giving up an income while there as well as not being paid for her service in that country. She also pays all of her own travel and accommodation costs. And the only reason we know this is that while on course she received a request to go to Jordan to help and train workers on the front line who are dealing with the mass of refugees coming out of the current conflict in the Gaza Strip. When some of us asked how we can help we found out these details.
Whether we have a collection of small traumas like experiences of injustice or unfairness or being hurt and rejected, and for the record that is what my book Making Sense of the Insensible is filled full of – all the experiences that impact or limit us from being all we can be. Or we have big traumas like war, rape, violence, death and so forth we need a technique that is effective, powerful and simple to use and that is what TBT is.
You can find out more about Rehana Webster and her TBT method at: www.traumabustertechnique.com
If you work with people with trauma I highly recommend this technique to you. Rehana will be back in Australia conducting more training in 2015 with the possibilities of Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth in the pipework’s.
The latest trend in business is to list off all the charities you are helping to somehow prove you are a good person. You can hear my cynicism in those words I know, and it stems from the fact that I prefer helping that comes from the heart rather than in a manufactured way. Those of us on Rehana’s course last weekend really believe that she needs financial support to help pay for the costs of flights and accommodation, at least, and so when you check out her website if you want to help please do.
I know that I will be using and did, on my very first day back at work after the course, use TBT with my clients and the results were incredible. Given that injustices cause mini traumas this technique aligns perfectly with the work I’m doing. I’m looking forward to how the two grow and evolve together over the coming months. It is an exciting time…