Healthy Options 3/3/21: Building Resiliency to Trauma

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-producer: Petra Hall

1 What are some new strategies being used globally to treat trauma?
2 How does our nervous system respond to stress?
3 What is the difference between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system?
4 What is a simple technique we can try right now to relax our nervous system?
5 What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and why are they so vital to recognize and address?
6 What is the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning™) program and how does it help K-12 students with learning resiliency skills based on trauma-informed care?

Guest: Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, is a trauma therapist, co-founder and Director of Innovation of the Trauma Resource Institute, and key developer of the Community and Trauma Resiliency Models. She is the author of “Building Resiliency to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models®”, and the host of the new podcast, “Resiliency Within”.

Websites of Interest:

The Trauma Resource Institute (TRI) is a nonprofit organization devoted to cultivating trauma-informed and resiliency-focused individuals and communities throughout the world.

“Resiliency Within” podcast

“Resiliency Within” Facebook page

ACES Connection: resources & education about ACES, Adverse Childhood Experiences

Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning program

Previous HEALTHY OPTIONS programs on the work of the Trauma Resource Institute:

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.