The mission of Threshold GlobalWorks is to accelerate leading-edge initiatives, informed by neuroscience, that amplify social resilience and human potential.

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July 29-31, 2014
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The Missing Link: The Contribution of Neuroscience in Trauma Narratives and Testimony.

First Global Conference: Testimony, Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement. Mansfield College. Oxford. UK. Open to the public.

For more information, go to: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/testimony

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War and Ink: Images and Stories Told Through Tattoos

Laurie Leitch and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story.

For more information, click here.

RwandaWhat does it mean to heal? How can a community torn apart by unspeakable acts of violence come together, bear witness, lean in, move on… perhaps one day forgive?

Click here for Peace Building in Rwanda: Communities that Heal.

Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Social Resilience training features neurobiologically-based skills to amplify social resilience in individuals, caregivers, managers and leaders as well as to enhance functioning of work teams, enterprises, and communities. This workshop provides a balance of interactive learning, neuroeducation, case vignettes and skills practice within facilitated small groups.

Laurie Leitch and Loree Sutton: Tapping Social Resilience

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, MD and clinical trainer Laurie Leitch, Ph.D., founded Threshold GlobalWorks to explore a neurobiological approach to social resilience.

“We are all wired with it, in case you did not know that,” says Leitch. “We are born neurologically wired for resilience because our system is survival-based.”

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We promote knowledge and skills that amplify systemwide resilience in groups, enterprises and other communities by ensuring that neuro-biological self-regulation skills are a core competency throughout the system. Here’s how:

Transformational Leadership

We consult to and collaborate with individuals, enterprises and communities on amplifying social resilience with our practical and innovative Social Resilience Model. Our approach features brain-training and attentional practices, self-care tools, and networking strategies that build collaborative linkages, reduce burn-out, moral distress, and bullying.

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Global Human Security and Veterans Reintegration

We have a conceptual framework that includes human security and integrated risk management. Working at the systems/enterprise level, our Social Resilience Model (SRM) includes practical interventions which build collaborative intelligence and peak performance: "Protecting vital freedom.

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Writings & Public Presentations

As social entrepreneurs, we are committed to disseminating our ideas, learning from others, and broadening our impact by writing and public presentations. We publish books, articles, and blog posts about the Social Resilience Model.

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What Is Social Resilience?

Social resilience is the timely capacity of individuals and groups — family, community, country and enterprise — to be more generative during times of stability and to adapt, reorganize and grow in response to disruption.

An Introduction to Social Resilience »

The Social Resilience Model

Threshold GlobalWorks (TGW) offers the Social Resilience Model as a practical approach to building capacity for adaptive growth, transformational leadership and collaborative intelligence within systems of all sizes. Incorporating peer-to-peer self-regulation skills at all levels of leadership, SRM applies the power of emerging neuroscience wisdom coupled with the experience of community itself, amplified and sustained within social support networks. Customized SRM strategies respect and reflect the unique attributes and aspirations of clients, partners, teams, communities and enterprises with whom TGW is privileged to serve.

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NYC Federal Reserve Bank Supports Veterans Reintegration

Recently, I was fortunate to participate on a panel at New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank in honor of Veterans Day. The bank has had a veterans network made up of employees who served in the military for many years now. They sponsor programs for their employees to not only sensitize them to the challenges […]

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Our Peacebuilder Project in Rwanda had a very generative beginning over 2 weeks in late September. This project is a collaborative effort between Threshold GlobalWorks and the Center for Council, (www.centerforcouncil.org ) which is based in California. It incorporates the council model of relationship building and deep listening with our SRM self-regulation skills and attention […]

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Our retreat for women veterans (and one active duty Canadian) was an amazing and gratifying experience. A diverse group of 30 women came together to share perspectives and build community. What is so striking is how many women had not gathered with other veterans before. This kind of isolation from others who have a shared […]

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