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How to Build Personal—and Community—Resiliency in Times of Trauma
These are challenging times of stress, high anxiety and trauma across our society. On top of a confusing pandemic and ever divisive politics, we’re coping with a constant litany of natural and man-made disasters, climate change, economic disruptions and personal traumas and mental health issues. How do we create the resiliency we need to take on such traumatic times? In today’s episode, Elaine Miller-Karas, Co-Founder of the Trauma Resource Institute, talks about her much-heralded work to bring healing to the world’s community. Elaine, who has become known as the “Ambassador of Hope,” will talk about her widely recognized models to cultivate individual and community resilience, which have been brought to 75 countries across six continents. The author of “Building Resiliency to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models,” Elaine has trained community members, mental health, and health professionals in the aftermath of many disasters, from earthquakes in China and Haiti, typhoons in the Philippines, hurricanes in Louisiana, and mass shootings in California and Ohio. She is a leading advocate regarding the impact of climate change on the human condition, and a Senior Consultant to Emory University’s SEE Learning program, inspired and launched by the Dalai Lama. Elaine will also tell us about her long-standing commitment our military, working to destigmatize the impact of combat trauma, as well as her dedication to the world's children, working with collaborators to develop interventions for children, parents and teachers to help reduce the impact of trauma that affects our health and well-being throughout life. “Our body and mind are elegantly connected,” Elaine notes. “As we become aware of the wisdom of our body and draw mindful attention to the sensations connected to our well-being, a new world of healing becomes available to human beings across the lifespan.”
Elaine Miller-Karas is an author, advocate, social worker, trauma therapist, radio show host, co-founder of an international organization, The Trauma Resource Institute. A year ago, she launched a nationwide internet radio show, “Resiliency Within, Building Resiliency during Unprecedented Times,” on VoiceAmerica's Health and Wellness Channel. Elaine is the author of “Building Resiliency to Trauma: the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models.” She is committed to bringing accessible and affordable interventions based on neuroscience to the world's community, and her models have been introduced to over 102 countries. She is a recognized international speaker and has presented at the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University and the United Nations. Elaine’s book was selected by the United Nations curated on-line library as one of the innovations that can help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition, an organization focused on healing the trauma connected to climate change. Elaine is also dedicated to the world's children, and she has worked with collaborators to develop interventions for children, parents and teachers to help reduce the impact of trauma.
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