Trauma is a silent force that can shape and shadow our lives in ways we may not even realize. It lingers in the deepest recesses of our minds, affecting our behaviors, beliefs, and interactions with the world around us. But what if there was a way to lift the veil on trauma, to understand its effects, and ultimately reclaim control over its influence? Enter Sarah, an expert in trauma responsive care who has dedicated her life to unraveling the intricacies of trauma's impact. Through her unique approach and deep understanding of the human psyche, Sarah offers a path towards healing and empowerment for those grappling with the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
- Gain valuable insights into the effects of trauma from a specialist in trauma responsive care.
- Learn how to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of trauma in yourself and others.
- Access valuable information and resources to improve your own mental well-being and that of those around you.
- Gain a greater awareness of the impact of trauma, empowering you to create a more compassionate and supportive environment for those affected.
Introduction to Sarah Buffie
Sarah Buffie MSW, LSW, founding director of Soul Bird Consulting believes that nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships. Specializing in trauma-responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma. Sarah has worked in community organizing, Asset Based Community Development, for over a decade and has a deep passion for her work. Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work, caregivers, and direct providers. Sarah received her Master’s in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University with a self-study focus in Polyvagal Theory, positive psychology, and trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices. With years working closely in her Cincinnati community through her Americorps service as well as abroad with her Peace Corps service in Namibia, Africa, Sarah brings a unique community-building lens to the work.
Acknowledging the holistic nature of trauma's effects can guide us towards comprehensive healing.
Books recommended by Sarah:
The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges
Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection by Deb Dana
Individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities by Ruth Myers MD
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Widen the Window by Elizabeth Stanley
The Whole-Brain Child Workbook by Daniel Siegel
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