I’m Fausta Luchini

Holistic Life Coach, providing Trauma Sensitive Coaching

 

Move Beyond Surviving To Thriving

 

Trauma Sensitive Coaching

Coaching that is not just trauma informed, but focused on all the ways that  trauma affects us, including the potential for thriving and Post-Traumatic Growth.

Workshops and More

Gain tools and skills to support you on the journey.  Understanding How to Find Wise Mind, Getting Off The Drama Triangle, Post-Traumatic Growth and more.

 

What is post-traumatic growth?  How can you thrive after a trauma?

In the psychological struggle that follows a trauma, many people discover they experience positive growth.  This growth doesn’t happen because of the trauma, it happens in the process of healing from the trauma.

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/11/growth-trauma

 

Appreciation of llfe

Are you better able to recognize the value of life and enjoy it in the moment?

Relationships with others

Do you feel a deeper appreciation of relationships and connectedness with family and friends?

New possibilities of life

Do you have new insight into future options, new perspectives and ways of thinking?

Personal strength

Do you have a sense of being stronger for having gone through the experience and the healing process?

Spiritual change

Are you developing new insight and understanding of spirituality and your relationship with the universe? 

Are you on the path to post-traumatic growth? 

That type of growth, or being able to thrive after trauma, is a process, not a destination.  There’s not a “right” place for you to be or a way to measure success.

But you’re invited to schedule a free 30 minute consultation to explore what areas of growth may already be happening in your life and to determine if Trauma Sensitive Coaching is right for you.  

 What is Trauma Sensitive Coaching?

Trauma sensitive coaching (TSC) starts from a trauma informed perspective, which moves away from asking, “What’s wrong with you?” to focus on “What’s happened to you?”  TSC goes beyond the trauma informed perspective and asks, “What’s right with you?  What’s working well?”    TSC goes beyond an individual focus and incorporates the need for social justice.  TSC recognizes that providers need the process of self-care and community care to support them in their work.

Focuses on fostering well-being and growth rather than eliminating symptoms

The first stages of recovering from trauma often focuses on reducing the symptoms of PTSD, and that’s valuable and necessary work.  It’s also necessary to recognize that you are much more than your experience of trauma.   We know that it is possible to lead a richer, more meaningful life after experiencing trauma.  The goal is not to deny the effects of having been wounded.  The goal is to heal like the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, mending broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, leaving it more beautiful than it was originally.  

Explores the context of trauma, highlighting systemic issues and the need for social justice.

Often, we are expected to learn to cope and take care of our selves in ways that allow the people around us to be comfortable and in ways that support the systems we live and work in.  Instead, we can recognize that trauma is not an individual experience.  It happens in systems that support it and even inflict it.  The goal of TSC is to take care of our selves well enough that we can change the oppressive systems around us and create communities of support for each other.  This calls us to use a social justice perspective as our guide and to include the most marginalized groups among us in our movement forward.

Supports providers in self-care and community care to reduce secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.

We often view survivors of trauma and providers of services as if they were two distinct groups of people.  The professionals are “over here,” the clients “over there.” But most of us are exposed to a wide range of traumatic events, whether they are experienced directly or indirectly.  The circumstances that foster thriving and the kind of care that nurtures growth are the same.  That doesn’t mean I, in the role of provider, share my trauma experiences with you.  It means I am called to practice the skills and use the tools that support my own healing and growth.

How Do You Know if Trauma Sensitive Coaching is Right for You?

When you first begin healing from trauma, you may need to focus on reducing flashbacks, not feeling overwhelmed by memories and intrusive thoughts.  You may spend time looking back at when the trauma happened and reclaiming some of the memories and feelings that went with the experience.  That can be difficult, painful work.  And it’s important work.  A therapist can be helpful in that process.

When you’re ready and able to focus on well-being, to work on making sense of the things happened, and bringing new meaning and purpose to your life, Trauma Sensitive Coaching offers the tools, the skills, and the supportive space you need to find your path to a life that lets you thrive.

About Me

I became a Whole Person Certified Coach in December, 2018, bringing over 20 years experience as a therapist to this new adventure.  As a therapist, I worked primarily with people who experienced lots of trauma in childhood, or ACESs, Adverse Childhood Events. I learned ways to help my clients work through the lingering impact of trauma on their lives and my clients helped me understand their pathways to healing. I’m deeply grateful for the people who shared their experiences with me, and awed at the strength and resilience of my clients.

As a coach, I accompany people on the next steps of their healing journey.  The focus shifts from reducing symptoms to building skills and nurturing well-being.  The term “Post-Traumatic Growth” is fairly new, but “becoming stronger in the broken places” is not a new concept.  I walk with you as you find ways to build a life that lets you thrive.

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Explore where you are on the journey and what you need to continue growing in well-being.

Find Your Way

Commit to grow, develop your strengths, and build assets on the path to thriving.

For Organizations

Support your staff by making Coaching part of your Employee Assistance Program.

Workshops and Groups

Gain tools and skills to support your growth as you move from surviving to thriving 

Testimonials

Fausta is a great listener with a calm and soothing demeanor. She will always give you the space you need to do your inner work while gently guiding you and providing support along the way.

–Michelle F

“Fausta is an incredibly warm and empathetic listener who brings a genuine curiosity to her work. I especially appreciate her ability to step into my perspective and stay with me as I search for solutions that work for me…

― A.N.

 Fausta’s approach always causes introspection and builds a framework for a mindful and thoughtful approach to the most difficult issues I’ve encountered in life.

— G.K.

“Although there are occasions when it is more pronounced and awful and occasions when it is actually horrific, trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people. It is the bedrock of our biology.

~~ Mark Epstein

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