“Stacy Brookman is a Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert. She produces the Real Life Resilience podcast and the Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit. She helps smart, outwardly confident women who secretly have low self-esteem issues due to an emotionally abusive partner take back control and begin to develop the resilience they need to be themselves again. She does that by helping them write their tough life stories. Women leverage her to unleash their stories so they can command their personal power and emerge resilient and joyful. She helps them gain clarity from their life lessons, lean on their hard-won wisdom and have power to feel confident in themselves again. She believes that life is a story…and it’s never too late to start telling yours.”
“Michael Skinner is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music – he has spoken at the National Press Club, was a keynote presenter for a conference held by the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows – he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. His music and advocacy website has been visited by well over a million visitors and he has formed the non-profit, the Surviving Spirit, that offers Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges through the creative arts, advocacy, education, a monthly newsletter and website.
His role as a consultant and trainer for the Federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s, National Center for Trauma Informed Care and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors has been crucial in helping to shape the policy initiatives and directives for the delivery and implementation of trauma informed care and services.”
“David Stone is a transformational speaker and author, dedicated to helping people overcome the anxieties, worries and self-doubts that keep us all from achieving our highest potential. Fed up with the fear, anxiety and self-doubt that got in the way of the life he wanted to live, he set out to find a better way. Now he shares what he’s learned through books, workshops, online courses, keynotes and blogs. He is a provocative, inspiring and disruptive writer, speaker and change agent. He makes hard topics accessible and helps people enjoy the expansion of their comfort zones. He firmly believes that your parachute can’t open till after you’ve jumped out of the plane.
David is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association and a Certified Trainer in the Jack Canfield Success Principles.”
“Petia Kolibova is a women’s transformation coach who helps women who have been pushed down and been playing it small due to toxic relationships or unhealed childhood trauma to create a life that is true to them and their soul purpose. Her mission is to help women who are on the path to healing from past wounds move through their limiting beliefs and internal blocks so they can finally do what they want to do, what feels good to them, serve other women in a powerful way online.
Petia pairs feminine flow with strategic planning to give entrepreneurs immense clarity + exact steps to transition from side-hustler to CEO.If she is not interviewing on her podcast Unapologetically Abundant, working out, or reading, you will find her in nature disconnecting from the world, connecting to herself.”
“When she was eight years old, Nisha decided to seek the truth. She never changed her mind. A native of Kenya, Nisha’s humble background propelled her to transcend limitations: gender, ethnic, and financial. She started her rheumatology career at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Nisha is an internally recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine. But she didn’t stop there. Nisha partnered with one of the world’s most innovative physicists: Emeritus professor, William A. Tiller of Stanford University and pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the physics lab. As part of her tenure with Professor Tiller, Nisha achieved an astonishing confirmation of Tiller physics by testing the sacred relics of the historical Buddha. One of her proudest moments was moderating HH the 14th Dalai Lama during a Mind-Life Institute conference at the Mayo clinic. With storytelling as a core skill, she has authored a one-of-a-kind book: Bridging Science and Spirit, closing the gap between two seemingly separate areas of knowledge. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.”
I am feeling so very blessed to have had the opportunity to engage in an enlightening, informative, and powerful conversation with Jenna Riemersma, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, EMDR, IFS, NCC – founder and clinical director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing and teaching faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Please join us as we discuss:
Jenna’s recent #1 selling book release: Altogether You: Experiencing Personal and Spiritual Transformation with Internal Family Systems Therapy
the role of protector parts after trauma/adverse childhood experiences
the God-image within us (or core self)
protector parts: what are exiles and firefighters?
“Jenna Riemersma is the founder and clinical director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing, and teaching faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
Jenna holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified sex addiction therapist supervisor.”
I learned much about hope, trauma, and recovery during this informative and inspirational conversation with Casey Gwinn, President and Co-Founder of The Alliance for Hope International. Please join us as we discuss:
Casey’s own story of triumph
his books, including Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life
the science of hope
the missions of The Alliance for Hope International
“Casey Gwinn, Esq. serves as the President of Alliance for HOPE International.
Casey has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 public lawyers in America. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. Casey served for eight years as the elected City Attorney of San Diego from 1996 to 2004. His transformative work as a prosecutor changed the face of domestic violence prosecution in the United States. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center movement, the founder of Camp HOPE America, the first camping and mentoring program of its kind in the country, for children impacted by domestic violence. He co-founded the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and trains professionals across the country and around the world in the handling of near-fatal strangulation assaults. He is one of the leading thinkers in the country on the power of hope in the lives of adult and child trauma survivors as well as helping professionals. The Alliance measures hope, resiliency, and wellbeing in all its programs with survivors, both adults and children, and even with its own staff members.
His work has been profiled nationally on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS The Early Show, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, New Yorker Magazine and a host of other news outlets. Most recently, Casey received the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Casey has authored or co-authored ten books since 2006. Casey’s newest book, written with Dr. Chan Hellman from the Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma, is entitled “Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life.” It is a roadmap to a life-well lived and points the way toward the power of hope in the lives of all those who have experienced trauma, hardship or adversity.
Casey and his wife, Beth, have three grown children. He is a proud grandfather of five grandchildren.”
“Terry Maluk is a stress-management coach and author of multiple bestselling books that provide proven methods to relieve stress and rediscover joy. A member of the American Holistic Nurses Association,Terry holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health, is an accredited, certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) practitioner, and a registered yoga teacher. Her extensive experience and her passion for helping others make her books excellent resources for anyone ready to start their journey toward a happier life.”
Oh so thankful for the opportunity to engage in an informative and empowering conversation with Dr. Jamie Marich, founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short-film maker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate. Please join us as we discuss:
Dr. Jamie’s personal story of addiction recovery
her upcoming book release: Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery
building bridges, not walls
incorporating outside help and diverse spiritual practices
Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019. North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health.”