March 21 workforce workshop: Meet the expert

February 16, 2023

We invite you to attend the WSHA’s Transforming Trauma Workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. The virtual event will be facilitated by trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute. Laura will share her expertise through an interactive discussion-based training that offers practical tools to help us sustain, individually and collectively, in the face of trauma, secondary trauma and overwhelm. Learn more or register here.

Laura found her calling at age 18 when she regularly spent nights volunteering in a homeless shelter. She went on to work with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, acute trauma of all kinds and natural disasters. A decade into her career, Laura experienced what can best be described as a near-psychotic break — which, she came to realize, was the result of years of witnessing and being intimately involved in trauma while lacking insight into how to sustain herself amidst such conditions.

As a part of her attempt to come back from the brink, she began a journey of inquiry into the lasting effects on both individuals and communities of exposure to the suffering, hardship, crisis, or trauma endured by humans, other living beings, or the planet itself.

Please reach out to Valerie Aussem with any questions. (Valerie Aussem)


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