Stories

The Trauma of Incarceration

Whenever someone I am meeting for the first time asks me what I do for a living, I’m often met with the question “why?” The focus doesn’t tend to be […]

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Considering the 3 E’s of Trauma in the Context of a Pandemic

In the early stages in becoming trauma-informed it is common to be exposed to the 3 E’s of Traumatic Response.  We recognize that first an Event must occur that threatens […]

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Holidays Bring Varying Emotions, Even More So This Year

The holidays mean something different to everyone. Some people feel joy and anticipation as Christmas is approaching. Others feel sadness and dread and cannot wait for January to come.  When […]

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The Clarity of 2020

For many organizations, this year began with a renewed sense of optimism.  In January and February, (time that feels so long ago now), my inbox and meeting calendar began to […]

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The Power of Positive Intent

This blog was first posted through Edmentum and reposted with permission. It is essential to “assume positive intent.” This is a practice I have used for years now to support a strengths-based […]

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How is Yoga a Trauma-Informed Practice?

In late July, I had the privilege of offering an interactive Zoom webinar: “Inspired Yoga as Trauma Informed Care: Yoga practice as a tool for healing, empowerment and self-care” for […]

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Planning the Unknown

Many of us have experienced the last 5 months as an unusual time warp, where time seems to be both accelerated and delayed.  There’s an intensity to this time at […]

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After All, I am Only Human

Lately, I am having a problem concentrating. I am sure it is a byproduct of stress. I know I am a highly sensitive person and that makes it difficult to […]

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How Mental Healthcare Providers Can Be Trauma-Informed When Engaging Transition-Age Youth

Transition-Age Youth (TAY) are young people who are transitioning out of the child mental health system and into the adult mental health system. It can be a hard transition that […]

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The Value of Trauma-Informed Care in Addressing the Impacts of COVID-19

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach to care that recognizes how widespread trauma and toxic stress can be in society and the long-term and profound effects it can have on […]

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