Resilience is not just for surviving the worst day of your life, it’s for thriving everyday of your life.
~Dr. Rick Hanson
My work began with children, but I quickly realized that to have a bigger impact, whether in parenting, education, or the world at large, we have to first start with ourselves. I work with multiple individuals in various professions who are interested and invested in transformational work that builds resilience.
- All services, to either individuals or groups, can be conducted virtually or in person.
- The initial consultation session will help to identify the goals for your individual or collective work and establish how to move forward. How services are provided (time, frequency, etc) and conducted will be determined at this time in order to best meet individual or collective needs and goals.
While you work to meet the needs of others personally and professionally, you need someone to hold space for you, Coaching for resilience, whether with individuals or community groups, is not about fixing the problem (although problems will be solved). Instead, it is about supporting and empowering you to feel less like you are surviving, and more like you are thriving.
Together we will work to:
- Surface what is current
- Recognize the impact
- Explore deeper understanding of self
- Create new practices, tools and ways of being
How we tend to the individual self, ultimately impacts the greater collective and the work we do to create a more just and equitable world.
Professional development opportunities are available for your organization and include but are not limited to vicarious trauma, building resilience, and antiracism.
Trauma stems from a variety of events and circumstances and has a profound impact on our physical, social, emotional and spiritual beings. It effects not just the individual, but the collective as a whole.
Resilience can be cultivated through individual or collective practices. It is rooted in our ability to feel, acknowledge and return. It is connected to trauma-informed practices.
Being antiracist is vital in order to ensure all members of a collective thrive. This occurs through building awareness, acknowledging, and taking appropriate action. Antiracism is a commitment for the long haul to build more equitable communities. When the foundation is rooted in anti-racism, everything that comes next reflects this foundation. I focus on facilitating this work with those who identify as white and give 75% back to BIPOC individuals and organizations.
Yoga & Mindfulness
So many things demand our attention throughout a day. However, despite the demands to pay attention, this isn’t necessarily something we’ve been taught to do. Mindfulness is a vital component to our health, well-being, and resilience, especially when working with traumatized or vulnerable populations.
A practice of mindfulness helps us to:
- Recenter our scattered senses
Yoga goes beyond being flexible or physically fit. In fact, yoga is the opportunity to unite the mind and body together through a breath and movement practice. Connecting the breath and the body becomes vital for those working to heal from chronic stress and trauma, as well as anyone experiencing vicarious trauma.
Through yoga we:
- Increase awareness and honor choice
- Foster compassion for self and others
- Create healthy emotional regulation