Stress management, resilience and trauma are getting more airtime these days, which is great! However, too often the solutions provided are neither trauma-informed, nor founded in the latest science about the human stress response. Too often, the tools offered are superficial, and even subtly blame the stressed-out person for their thinking, their “negativity” or for creating the stress in their lives.
This is not cool, and it doesn’t work! However, the Resilience Toolkit does.
I’m a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, a body-focused, trauma-informed, social justice-oriented set of eight practices that can calm the nervous system in under a minute. The practices are informed by 13 different scientific models, including research that is still ongoing. And they changed my life.
I’ve suffered from mental illnesses since childhood – depression, anxiety, trichotillomania, attachment disorder, developmental trauma – and I have an ACEs score of 3, which is high. My own life has been transformed since I learned these tools in January 2019. Not only am I now able to calm myself in ways I never could, I feel tremendously empowered by this ability! Over time, I’ve also seen subtle shifts in some of the lifelong patterns that have gotten in the way of me living as the healthiest, freest version of myself.
Since I became certified, I’ve taught the Toolkit to hundreds of people in multiple walks of life in 13 countries. I offer private individual sessions and group sessions both in-person and virtually. I also incorporate Resilience Toolkit practices and a trauma-informed approach into coaching sessions as needed.