If You Feel Like You’re Drowning in Other People’s Pain… If you Want to Do the Work You Love Without Losing Yourself…
That’s where I come in.
Four Phases of R.E.A.L.
Step back, breathe, and open yourself to your own deep wisdom
Dip into the resources you have to expand your horizons and shift your perspective.
Increase mindfulness, reduce suffering, improve communication, and add joy.
Live from Your Heart
Integrate your wisdom into your life to feel connected, centered, and resourceful
I offer one-on-one consultation and coaching via video or audio calls. Each of my packages includes unlimited email messaging and suggested activites or resources between sessions. Packages are offered by amount of time allotted, and 30, 45, 60, and 90 minute sessions may be chosen.
Figuring out how to manage second-hand trauma, or thrive through stress, isn’t a problem to be solved, it’s a process, part of your life journey. I’ve divided the work into four phases , and you can start at any point of the process that works for you.
Once you’ve Reconnected with yourself, and are feeling more centered and grounded, we Explore your strengths, looking for ways to fully draw on them when it’s helpful. Then we Add Skills to grow a toolbox of support for your life. The Live from Your Heart phase of the work is applying the tools, integrating what you’ve learned in a way that’s sustainable.
Because R.E.A.L. is not a linear process, the phases aren’t the same for everyone and you may not need them all. We can’t determine a set amount of time that will meet everyone’s needs. The packages allow us to design a program that will work for you. Schedule your initial consultation for more information.
Explore where you are on the journey and what you need to continue growing in well-being.
Discover: 2 hour intensive ($275)
Reconnect with Your own Deep Wisdom : 4 hours ($500)
Find Your Way
Commit to grow, develop your strengths, and build assets on the path to thriving. Find your balance and continue to do the work you love without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
Expand Your Horizons: 12 hours ($1300)
Let Your Life Shine: 24 hours ($2500)
Support your staff with training and workshops for leadership and direct service staff. Recognizing the impact of secondary trauma empowers staff and managers to make a difference. Work with me to design the package that suits your needs
Workshops and Groups
Gain tools and skills to support your growth as you get R.E.A.L. and increase your ability to let your life shine, to move from surviving to thriving.
Workshops: “Compassion Fatigue,” “Post-Traumatic Growth” “States of Mind,” “The Drama Triangle” and more.
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.