Trauma informed training provides a conditioned brain other options for both thought and action. It helps build a sense of trust in oneself, which is essential to a healthy recovery. This kind of growth needs a safe place to take root. Reaching outside the system, through a network of trust and confidentiality, with the assistance of family and friends, to find Brigitte was a critical step in survival. Removing herself as a target geographically and working with Brigitte helped her begin to imagine (or re-imagine) the story she could live beyond the abuser, and beyond the failure of the system — a future reality where she had the ability to exercise effective tools moving toward becoming herself again, no longer feeling like helpless prey.
“We were so happy to have you back this year at the Symposium. … so many people commented on how much they valued your class and how empowering it was! Thank you for providing such important tools to our local Dillon women. ”
Awesome. Empowering + fun.
The training was amazing. It was a lot of fun and it taught me a lot of things I hadn’t known before, about myself and what I can do.
I just wanted to thank you so much for the class last night. Everyone has responded to me that they got a ton out of it and had fun as well.
I feel that I have my eyes open to a lot more things that I need to be aware of. …I also discovered that I am a lot more powerful than I realized….
Your self-defense workshop was FANTASTIC! Your clear and encouraging instruction combined with actual practice convinced me that I am already ALWAYS equipped with the necessary tools to defend myself – it’s just a question of preparing MYSELF, with mental awareness and evaluation and physical practice.
…very helpful. I will feel safer @ college because I have this knowledge.