Teresa Ngigi

I'm an international Trauma-Informed Care Trainer

Trained in Kenya, UK, and USA, I hold a post doctorate in Trauma Informed Care, a PhD in Psychology and Culture, an MSc in Organizational Leadership and Management, a Higher Diploma in Psychological Counselling, and a BEd in Psycho-pedagogy.

I have done therapy work in different countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Italy, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, among others.

I have written several articles. My book, Breaking the Cycle: The Role of Auntie Rosie in Trauma Informed Care, is a result of both research and experiences of resilience in different countries.

Trauma and Adoption

Adopting a child is a highly emotional experience that is characterized by a deep desire by a couple to become parents.
 
It is important to consider that the child they desire to adopt has gone through abandonment trauma. Trauma can have a devastating effect as well as a significant impact on the development, behavior, relationships, and emotional regulation of a person.
 
This book ventures into the world of adoption, through scientific research surrounding trauma, emphasizing the various stages that characterize the life experiences of both the adopted child and the adoptive parents.

Breaking the Cycle

My book, Breaking the Cycle, presents a different perspective in childhood trauma-informed care.

It addresses the role of Auntie Rosie and the importance of connection in the healing process. It proves that post-traumatic growth is indeed possible through loving relationships, and it emphasizes that being Auntie Rosie can enhance this growth.

This book presents different trauma healing perspectives and invites the reader to reflect on their own experiences and grow from them. Each of us has the capacity to heal, we need to tap the richness that lies within us, and, in creating, sustaining, and enhancing healthy relationships, we can indeed be very effective and efficient wounded healers.

Use of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) with East African Immigrant Women In Trieste, Italy​ - Teresa Ngigi

Global migration caused by wars, natural disasters, and the search for a better life, is causing substantial demographic shifts around the globe. Italy, a leading entry port toward other countries in the EU, receives a large number of immigrants every month, especially in the spring, early summer, late summer, and early fall (Rapporto Onu, 2013.)

Immigration has become a pressing issue that challenges Italy’s status quo. As the number of legal and illegal immigrants grows, new needs arise. Among them, the integration process for these immigrants. Professional counsellors face the challenge of expanding their understanding and knowledge of effective techniques and approaches to work with diverse cultures.

Breaking the Cycle to Become Fully Alive

Caregiving As Opposed To Caretaking – Breaking the Cycle: The Role of Auntie Rosie in Childhood Trauma Informed Care www.amazon.com/Breaking-Cycle-Auntie-Childhood-Informed/dp/1091300917/

Caregiving As Opposed To Caretaking

Jeanne was born in a large family, and she was 7th in the birth line. She struggled to be seen because the mother was remarkably busy, and the father, authoritarian as he was, never spared a moment to connect emotionally with his children. He was both physically and emotionally distant, and the mother was left […]

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Letting go of Blame

Sometime back, we talked about forgiveness and how beneficial it is to our growth and peace of mind. Today we shall discuss a similar topic but with a different twist. Letting go of blame. What does this do? It allows us to be free and to take our power back. When we let go of […]

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It Is Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood

Everyone of us would like to have had a great childhood, where we felt loved, accepted for what we are, supported to nurture our dreams, where we were affirmed, and given all the necessary tools to cope with the challenges of life. Unfortunately, no parent is perfect, and therefore there might have been situations where […]

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سبيل التسامح

بواسطة ماري جونز لا يمكننا أن نغفر للآخرين إذا لم نشعر بأن الرب يغفر لنا نحن. تحدّثنا قبل عدّة مقالات عن أهميّة التّسامح والمضيّ قدماً. سنناقش في هذا المقال عدداً من الطرق التي يمكننا من خلالها أن نسامح.  يمكنني أن أتخيّل معظم الأشخاص وهم يقولون: “همم، كيف لي أن أسامح ذلك الشخص الذي تسبّب لي […]

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التعامل مع مشاعر الأطفال أثناء جائحة كورونا

بواسطة تيريزا نجيجي كان لجائحة كورونا تأثير كبير على السلامة العاطفية للجميع، وخاصةً الأطفال. يتطلع الأطفال للبالغين الذين يوفرون انعكاساً لحالتهم العاطفية، فعندما يكون البالغون سليمين عاطفياً، فإنهم ينقلون الشعور بالأمان إلى الأطفال. وَوفقاً لدان سيجل، فإن الأطفال يحتاجون لأربع مقومات (4S) للازدهار. إذ يجب أن يشعروا: بأنهم مُلاحظون: لا تقتصر الرؤية على الأعين فحسب، […]

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العام الذي كان

بواسطة تيريزا نجيجي كيف تغيّرت علاقاتنا؟ يكمن معنى الحياة في أن تجد موهبتك. أما الهدف من الحياة فهو أن تهبها للآخرين. (بابلو بيكاسو) لقد كان عام 2020 مختلفاً تماماً عن الأعوام الأخرى التي نعرفها. وبالنسبة لأغلبنا، كان هذا العام يحمل معه الكثير من التعديلات على نواحٍ مختلفة. فبسبب القيود المتّبعة للتصدّي لفيروس كورونا، خضعت علاقاتنا […]

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Trauma and AdoptionThis book ventures into the world of adoption, through scientific research surrounding trauma

Adopting a child is a highly emotional experience that is characterized by a deep desire by a couple to become parents.

It is important to consider that the child they desire to adopt has gone through abandonment trauma.

Trauma can have a devastating effect as well as a significant impact on the development, behavior, relationships, and emotional regulation of a person.