Taking Flight International

Developing A CORE TEAM of Community Responders


By training a core group of staff, you create a solid team within your community that has the advanced knowledge and skills required to capably and confidently respond to individual, family, and community needs, during times of crisis, such as those that result from tragic losses, intense grief, or trauma.

In her Core-Team Development Model, Dr. Simington encourages that each team member receives the Grief Support Certification course, the Trauma Recovery Certification course, and the Suicide Intervention Certification course. While each of these trainings are stand-alone courses, Dr. Simington recommends that candidates be certified first in Grief Support and Trauma Recovery, prior to taking the Suicide Intervention Certification. Some communities are also adding the Healing Ambiguous Losses Related to the Missing and Murder of Women and Girls Certification course to the training and education they want for their team.

Once the core team is established, Dr. Simington provides ongoing support and continued personal and professional development workshops to help core team members maintain and strengthen their knowledge and skills. 

Training Philosophy and Methods


Since 2000, Dr. Jane A. Simington, PhD has demonstrated the effectiveness of consistent application of her Four-Part Model of Healing © to address the healing needs of body, mind, emotion and spirit. Since basic to this training approach is a belief that a therapeutic helper can only bring another as far along the healing path as he or she has already been, the goals of the Grief Support Certification, the Trauma Recovery Certification, the Suicide Intervention Certification and the Healing Ambiguous Losses Certification courses are two-fold. Course participants gain the knowledge and skills in each of these areas to provide knowledgeable counseling and support. To learn to apply the knowledge and skills with others, course participants become fully engaged in each of the therapeutic activities, including the uses of therapeutic art, guided visualization, deep inner work and regression therapy, thus achieving great levels of their own healing.




“The experiences during the Trauma Recovery Course made the entire group closer. It was definitely a bonding experience. It was good, when I would look at someone after a healing experience and know that something really good had happened and appreciate that for that person.” 

James Jason Lamb,
Manager, Community Health Services
White Bear First Nations, Saskatchewan.


To learn more about the Grief Support Certification course.
To learn more about the Trauma Recovery Certification course.
To learn more about the Suicide Intervention Certification course.
To learn more about the Healing Ambiguous Losses Related to Missing and Murdered women and Girls Certification course.

Taking Flight International Corporation

Offices of Dr. Jane Simington. PhD.

205 Griesbach Road NW

Edmonton, AB T5E 6S5

Tel: 780-473-6732     

Fax: 780-472-0885

E-Mail: [email protected]