Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times – Whether because of trauma, crises, or really, really hard days
Presentation by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute (10-11am)
Facilitated Reflection, Discussion, and Integration time (11:05-11:50am)
Friday, October 16th from 10 – 11:50 a.m. via Zoom
FREE to AFP AdvNW members; $10 for non-members.
Note: This program would normally be a $50 value but thanks to our sponsors Whatcom Center for Philanthropy (Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom County, Whatcom Community Foundation), WWU Foundation, and Unity Care NW) who truly believe in this work, we are pleased to offer this for free for AFP members and only $10 for the wider community!
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades. In her program she will cover:
· Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll: We will discuss the context for how a cumulative toll arises and how we’ll engage in this conversation. We’ll discuss some principles that may be helpful in taking in the information.
· The Trauma Exposure Response: These are the specific manifestations of cumulative toll. From numbing to anger to cynicism we’ll dive deeply into how one is impacted individually and collectively.
· How to Sustain Individually: We’ll look at very concrete strategies for how to create sustainability for oneself individually.
· How to Sustain Collectively: We’ll broaden the conversation by looking at how to create sustainability for oneself within a larger context as well as how to create larger organizational, institutional, and movement-level change.
1. Raising awareness and responding to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings or the planet itself.
2. To help others develop a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure, so folks can do their work sustainably.
3. Teach people in a broad base of fields how to create a sustainable individual and collective culture.
4. To reflect, discuss, and integrate the learning in order for the learning to have the greatest impact for participants and our community.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades. She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan, U.S. Air Force pilots, Canadian firefighters, public school teachers, private practice doctors, tiny non-profits, massive state agencies, libraries, the Pentagon, alternative colleges, and Ivy League universities. Much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings. She has worked locally, nationally, and internationally. Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure.
Facilitator of Reflection/Discussion/Integration time
David Westerlund helps individuals and teams unlock hidden resources by facilitating meaningful engagement. He believes that when we design our virtual gatherings with opportunities for rich engagement it’s amazing what possibilities and resilience we can tap into. David serves on the Igniting Philanthropy committee hosting this event, on the AFP Advancement NW Board, and is a consultant, coach, and facilitator. https://www.bepresentdiscoverjoy.com/Register Here