Zen360 Institute

ZEN360 Institute is designed to promote inclusive trauma modalities & expressive approaches,. All of the training is led by Jasmaine Ataga & Zachary McNiece.

delta trauma model

Zen360 owns and hosts the delta trauma model: A holistic model and clinical booklet for counselors and clients to utilize for trauma-inclusive counseling care.

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The Poetic weaving of generational meaning-Making


This training provides an in-depth family systems approach to implementing poetry and meaning-making.


Meaning-making is the crucial process involving the inner and outer selves and centers on acceptance and transformation, resulting in the reconstruction of identity. Trainees will learn 3 poetic weaving approaches to enhance family communication, create new meaning, and promote holistic healing within the family unit.

Poetic processing: trauma expression


The second training provides an inclusive approach to fully guiding a client through the trauma narrative processing stage.

Specifically, trainees will practice emotive language tools to help clients expressively narrate their trauma experiences. Trainees will learn 3 integrative poetry styles for trauma processing. This training will also highlight trauma-informed approaches to closing processing sessions while promoting meaning-making.

Registration for all 3 training will open up January 2021 and be offered March-April 2021.

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Poetry’s Empty Chair: Closure & Meaning-Making


The final training highlights cultural approaches in promoting closure and meaning-making.

Seeking forgiveness and closure after experiencing trauma can be a daunting process for survivors. Therefore, trainees will learn how to utilize the Gestalt empty chair as a form of poetic closure. Specifically, the trainees will gain 3 techniques of poetry as an avenue for awareness, self-forgiveness, and closure through utilizing the empty chair technique.

 Delta trauma model

A Holistic Model to Trauma-Informed Care

Poetic Meaning-Making was an incredible training! I really appreciated all the concrete examples of how the modality is used in practice. I feel like I could begin the work to implement elements myself. Thanks so much to the presenters.


Jasmaine and Zachary are AMAZING!! This was hands-down my favorite training. So extremely informative and great tips; I can take into my own work. Working with Black and Brown women, having an expressive modality is so vital. I will be registering for all of their future training on expressive modalities soon.