Hannah Bereznicki

Hannah Bereznicki

Hannah Bereznicki (PhD) is a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. Hannah's research interests include the neurocognitive underpinnings of trauma and shame.

Location Australia

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  • Thanks Michelle, that's great to hear! Please let us know if there's anything specific you'd like to explore and we can link in some more additional resources.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks awesome to hear, @MiaUrtone - thanks for engaging with the content.

  • Thanks for letting us know, @ArigeMubarak!

  • Thanks for your helpful feedback, @NicoleWilliams!

  • Hi @AnasthaEkaSusanti when I was first learning about shame and trauma I had a similar experience! For those of us that have lived experience the course content can hit a bit differently, so please take breaks as you need. Feel free to reach out to Peter or I if you'd like us to link you in with supports (hannah.bereznicki@deakin.edu.au) :)

    Best...

  • Hi @KatherineO'Connor, this is a really interesting question, and it ties really well to concepts of emotional awareness and regulation that we'll delve into later in the course. For many, the pain of shame (which is felt physically - for me it's like a dropping, tightening feeling in my chest/stomach) elicits the urge to do whatever they need to do/can do to...

  • @ElizabethArchardBond that's great to hear - thanks so much for your feedback!

  • Hi @MiaUrtone, thanks for sharing! As far as we can tell, the experience of shame is universal and has an evolutionary purpose. The experience of social pain warns us of potential exclusion from our in-group which was (and in many cases, still is) critical for our survival. There's an interesting article here that you might like to check out:...

  • Hi @GeorginaTHOBIS, thanks so much for introducing yourself and for sharing your background. The intersection of your professional role and your lived experience is really inspiring. Please let us know if you have any questions whatsoever as we go through the course toegther.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @JulieMajor, and welcome to the course! The intersection of shame and attachment becomes particularly significant in the context of parenting. Parents experiencing chronic shame may struggle with feelings of inadequacy, impacting their ability to provide consistent and responsive caregiving. I think you'll find the course material on the compass of shame...

  • Hi @AprilRhook, thanks for introducing yourself! It's great to have you on board the course. We look forward to your insights and feedback as we go through the course materials together.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Welcome, @AliciaPurcell! Thanks for joining the course. We'd love to hear your insights from the education re-engagement lens as we go through. Feel free to sing out if you have any questions whatsoever.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @AshleeHopgood, thanks for introducing yourself and sharing your 'why'. We're looking forward to engaging with your insights from family services and feedback as we go through.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @StephanieCsolle, we hope the course materials are useful for your work. If there's anything specific you'd like to discuss or explore during the course, feel free to let me know!

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hey @RebeccaDiehm, great to connect with you here! Thanks for joining the course :)

  • Hi @melaniewilson, thanks for introducing yourself and for sharing your background. We hope you find the course materials interesting and useful in your work - please let us your feedback as we go through!

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @AnasthaEkaSusanti, that sounds like a fascinating book! Thanks for joining the course - reach out if you have any questions whatsoever.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @MiaUrtone, great to have you on board the course! We look forward to hearing more about your experiences working within a trauma-informed framework, and your perspectives on how shame competent practice could complement these. Shout out if there's anything you'd like to delve further into as we go through the materials together.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @VeenaMishra, We hope you're finding the course useful - please let us know if there's anything you'd like to explore further as we go through.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @KellyHarvey, thanks for joining the course. We look foward to your insights and feedback as we go through.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @JulieWhitehead, it was great to see you at the Trauma Aware Geelong session - thanks for joining the course! We're looking foward to hearing your insights and feedback as we go through the course together.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hey @RebeccaS, thanks for introducing yourself and for sharing your background. We that you find the course materials useful - look forward to hearing how they complement your studies and volunteering.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @RebeccaN, thanks for joining the course and for the important work that you and your team do! Please sing out if you have any questions or if there's anything specific that you'd like to explore through the course.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @AmandaSmith, and welcome to the course! Your work and study background sounds fascinating, and ties in so well with the course content - I'm thinking of trauma, neurodiversity, and shame from an antropological lens, for example. The course content can hit a bit harder for those of us with lived experience of trauma, so please look out for yourself and...

  • Hi @MichelleAnderson, thanks for joining us on the course. We hope you find the material interesting and useful - let us know if you have any questions or feedback as we go through together.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hey @CasHallinan, thanks for introducing yourself! The lens of how trauma, neurodiversity, and shame impact how we behave, react, and relate is really powerful. I'm struck how many people I've spoken to have said that once you see it, it's hard to unsee it, if that makes sense. We hope you enjoy the course and find the content useful.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @LorraineOsborne, it's great to have you on board the course. Intergenerational trauma in families and communites is a complex issue, and we hope you find the course material on this engaging and useful in your practice. If there's anything specific you'd like to discuss or explore during the course, feel free to let me know.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @JenniferFlemming, thanks for introducing yourself and for the work that you do. We hope that you find the course engaging and useful - look forward to engaging with your insights as we go through.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @KimGammon, and welcome! We're grateful to have so many VicPol members join the course.

    Feel free to ask if you have any questions whatsoever as we go through the material, and please let us know if you have any feedback throughout.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hi @NicoleWilliams, thanks for joining and for sharing your background - we look forward to your insights and feedback as we go through the course. Sometimes the understandings can hit a bit harder for those of us with lived experience of trauma, so please look out for yourself and don't hesitate to reach out if Peter or I can link you in with supports...

  • Welcome, @ArigeMubarak! Thanks so much for joining the course. We hope you find it useful and complementary to your clinical psychology work.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks for joining us and for your feedback throughout, @AlastairMcIver! We're so glad that your trauma awareness has increased from the course.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks, @AlastairMcIver - it sticks out for me here how critical it is that a trauma-informed approach is systems/culture/organisational-level-focused.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks @AlastairMcIver, will check out!

  • Hi @AlastairMcIver,

    I appreciate your perspective - it's a common statement that arises when we chat with people about industries and organisations adopting trauma-informed approaches (not the dogs sniffing bums bit, though that made me chuckle!). I attended a global trauma-informed policing and law enforcement conference in Melbourne last week, and I was...

  • Hi @AlastairMcIver,

    Interesting question! In a relationship where both partners are dealing with unresolved trauma, challenges may come up due to triggered reactions, each partner's coping mechanisms, communication, and pre-existing beliefs/schemas/expectations about relationships and relationship roles. These features also come up in non-traumatised...

  • Thanks for letting us know, @AlastairMcIver!

  • Thanks for your helpful feedback, @MichaelGraham! Great to hear that you're finding the content useful.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks for sharing, @ElizabethArchardBond - your example ties so well to the Compass of Shame.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Hey @NessW, this really resonated with me (this is one of the major personal motivators for co-developing this course). Thanks so much for sharing your insights!

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • So true, @NessW - trauma is indeed healed in relationships, and communities play such an integral part of that.

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

  • Thanks for sharing, @NickieG - many of the principles of trauma-informed practice are already at play there!

    Best wishes,
    Hannah