A Regenerative Healthcare Model
Fusing Traditional Healthcare, Clinically Tested Resources and Putting People First
A Program of Climate Change & Consciousness
The TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma
Developed by Stephanie Mines, PhD
The Regenerative Health model is designed to meet the health consequences of the climate crisis and the ongoing COVID pandemic with trauma-informed, culturally sensitive options. Regenerative Health empowers grassroots responsiveness in communities by sourcing community members and activating the healer within. Regenerative Health stimulates the innate healing skills that we all have in our hands, minds, voices and hearts. Touch and language are harnessed together to evoke optimum wellbeing for peoples everywhere, of all ages.
Regenerative Health for A Climate Changing World was conceived by neuroscientist, author and embryologist Dr. Stephanie Mines. In this rubric, Stephanie manifests the hope of every mother and grandmother to protect vulnerable populations from harm in ways that can be trusted, replicated, are non-invasive and attuned to each individual. This is the essence of compassionate care. Without compassionate service, healthcare is diminished and often made ineffectual, no matter how modern the technology or the pharmaceuticals.
How will families and communities meet their healthcare needs when access to the agencies, institutions and providers we associate with healthcare are unavailable, unreachable, or perhaps no longer even exist? The insurance you really need is in your own hands. It comes from educating ourselves in time tested and clinically tested applications that awaken the innate healing response regardless of age, ethnicity or health history.
Anyone can become a Regenerative Health Practitioner. If your heart and your hands long to alleviate pain, to comfort the suffering and regenerate the weary, if you are intent on solving healthcare puzzles and are curious about transformative and vitalizing practices, then you may be destined to become a Regenerative Health Practitioner.
The list of health consequences during this threshold time is daunting:
Increases in autoimmune diseases;
Proliferation of mental health crises (anxiety, depression and suicide rates are soaring);
Exacerbated allergic reactions (extreme rise in exposures to mold, fungi and air pollutants);
Deleterious and life-threatening impacts of rising temperatures on the elderly and the very young;
Damages to cardiovascular and respiratory functions as responses to environmental catastrophes and stress;
Greater prevalence of falls, accidents and injuries due to extreme weather conditions;
Threats to prenatal development and primal period because of environmental conditions and increased difficulties in sourcing nutrition and hydration; and
The challenges to families in providing safety, understanding, and security for children and elders, including those who are neurodiverse or disabled.
These are just a few of the impacts. There are many more, depending on locations and regional conditions. This is deeply disturbing, but the truth is that we have the capacity to diminish risk, save lives, and evoke a higher level of resilience than we ever knew was possible. This is even more likely when we join together.
Regenerative Health for A Climate Changing World assembles the component parts of a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach. It matches this with an overflowing medicine bag of non-invasive applications that support nervous system health, polyvagal tone, alignment, appropriate up and down regulation, healing from injuries, and symptom specific resources. These resources are collected in the Cultural Library of Regenerative and Sustainable Health Resources. A key component of the Regenerative Health approach is that every resource can be replicated by anyone else with the same benefit. Regenerative Health Practitioners are trained to educate others in the ongoing use of effective protocols. The goal is ownership of individual, family and community health.
Dr. Mines developed the Regenerative Health model after more than three decades of serving trauma survivors throughout the US, in Latin America, Europe and Oceania. Her books reflect in-depth experience and clinical research in sexual abuse trauma (Sexual Abuse/Sacred Wound: Transforming Deep Trauma), prenatal and birth trauma, and combat shock. Dr. Mines has specialized in service to children and families living with neurodiversity and her book New Frontiers in Sensory Integration is based on the results of that research. They Were Families: How War Comes Home focuses on secondary traumatization and the impacts on families and children. Dr. Mines organized an international conference on preventing birth trauma. She has provided training in Pre and Perinatal Psychology for Family Birthing Units in hospitals throughout the world. She also organized Climate Change & Consciousness, a conference and now a global community dedicated to the role of evolving consciousness to meet accelerating climate catastrophe.
Becoming a Regenerative Health Practitioner means learning the self-care that sustains you. It also means embodying foundational skills in compassionate care and knowing how to transmit them to others. Practitioners become masterful at attunement, assessment, and the delivery of applications that activate the innate healing response. Regenerative Health practitioners are also community organizers. They are sensitive to community dynamics. In many ways Regenerative Health is the art of presence, spontaneity and following or putting the recipient in the center of the healing experience.
Every Regenerative Health Practitioner learns basic applications for the most common health consequences of the climate crisis. They will also have the opportunity to deepen skill sets in specific areas such as resolving trauma and shock, for instance. Becoming a Regenerative Health Practitioner is a personalized journey. It augments the gifts waiting within you to manifest in service to the health and wellbeing of humanity. There may be specific populations you are drawn to serve, such as pregnant mothers, the elderly, or children. Those specific skills are available through the Regenerative Health model. You are met as an individual, as a compassionate care provider, and as a transmitter of Regenerative Health in this model.
Central to the Regenerative Health model is the prevention of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatization. Dr. Mines has specialized in this through her services to healthcare providers and at-risk populations. Each Regenerative Health Practitioner begins with learning, applying and embodying the art of self-care to prevent burnout. Dr. Mines’ newest book, due out next year, is about the art of resilience!
The Regenerative Health model has been tested in pilot projects in New Zealand and the US. A film documenting the model is available upon request. For additional information, please contact Stephanie Mines at firstname.lastname@example.org.