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Resiliency Within

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Elaine Miller-Karas will amplify the message of hope, healing and resiliency she has learned from our world community as she has traversed the globe after human made and natural disasters. Hope often springs forth in response to suffering and trauma. Our beliefs and our wellbeing are being challenged during these unprecedented times. The program Resiliency Within is about cultivating individual and community resiliency. Resiliency is the capacity to lean into our strengths with compassion during the most challenging of times and to remember what else is true? about our lived experience. Her guests are inspiring global leaders actively promoting healing and resiliency from a variety of backgrounds. The goal is to spread wellbeing and give individual and community examples to inspire how wellness skills, including ones based upon neuroscience and the biology of the human nervous system, can be integrated into one's life, family and community during challenging times.

Elaine Miller-Karas will amplify the message of hope, healing and resiliency she has learned from our world community as she has traversed the globe after human made and natural disasters. Hope often springs forth in response to suffering and trauma. Our beliefs and our wellbeing are being challenged during these unprecedented times. The program Resiliency Within is about cultivating individual and community resiliency. Resiliency is the capacity to lean into our strengths with compassion during the most challenging of times and to remember what else is true? about our lived experience. Her guests are inspiring global leaders actively promoting healing and resiliency from a variety of backgrounds. The goal is to spread wellbeing and give individual and community examples to inspire how wellness skills, including ones based upon neuroscience and the biology of the human nervous system, can be integrated into one's life, family and community during challenging times.

Location:

United States

Description:

Elaine Miller-Karas will amplify the message of hope, healing and resiliency she has learned from our world community as she has traversed the globe after human made and natural disasters. Hope often springs forth in response to suffering and trauma. Our beliefs and our wellbeing are being challenged during these unprecedented times. The program Resiliency Within is about cultivating individual and community resiliency. Resiliency is the capacity to lean into our strengths with compassion during the most challenging of times and to remember what else is true? about our lived experience. Her guests are inspiring global leaders actively promoting healing and resiliency from a variety of backgrounds. The goal is to spread wellbeing and give individual and community examples to inspire how wellness skills, including ones based upon neuroscience and the biology of the human nervous system, can be integrated into one's life, family and community during challenging times.

Language:

English


Episodes

One Trusted Adult: Creating Safety for our Youth

5/9/2022
These days, it feels like we can’t look at the front page of a national newspaper or watch five minutes of cable news without hearing of a school shooting or a person in a position of power who abused a child or teenager. These incidents remind us that every young person needs a trusted adult who they can turn to at home and at school—someone who they can confide in and from whom they can receive guidance. According to author and educator Brooklyn Raney, having connections to trusted adults...

Duration:00:55:05

Are you the victim of sexual harassment? SpotTheLine can help

5/2/2022
Lauren Roselle and Joelle Casteix from SpotTheLine are here to talk about a brand-new, free app that can identify, prevent, and de-escalate sexual harassment. A sexual harassment issue can be intimidating to address, jarring to report, and confusing to identify whether it’s illegal or just creepy. With custom action steps and empowerment tools to help the user move forward with confidence, SpotTheLine’s Sexual Harassment Meter is a groundbreaking tool to help victims proceed beyond...

Duration:00:54:28

Everyone is talking about trauma! What is it and can it be fixed?

4/25/2022
Clive Corry of Action Trauma Limited, will tell us what trauma is and why it affects so many people in the world in so many different ways; often causing them to hurt themselves and others. Clive says that trauma is a disturbing, subconscious memory or series of memories which can deeply affect our mood, behaviour, health and life. It often has a ‘ripple effect’ within families and can be passed down the generations. He is very clear that trauma is not an illness, but an injury which can be...

Duration:00:57:17

Resilient Retreat- Providing Hope & Healing

4/18/2022
Resilient Retreat was formed in 2018 and has been providing interdisciplinary workshops and training to victims of trauma since 2019. Over four hundred and fifty trauma victims, including survivors of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, first responders, and helping professionals such as teachers and nurses, have been treated free to date to heal their minds, bodies, and spirit. In October, 2020 Resilient Retreat began construction on a new 84-acre retreat center at 13010 Fruitville...

Duration:00:55:40

Ukrainian Humanitarian Project

4/11/2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a shock wave throughout our world. As the images of destruction besieged our social media, many of us wondered how we could help. The Trauma Resource Institute was called into action by our Ukrainian colleagues at EdCamp Ukraine on February 24, 2022, when they asked us to provide support for their national network of educators, children, and wider community. They shared their thoughts about the support that was needed. They requested a Community...

Duration:00:56:23

Collective Healing and Systems Change

4/4/2022
What do we learn when we integrate the perspectives of trauma and systems change? Why is a trauma-informed lens absent from the mainstream discourse about social and environmental problem solving and what changes when we bring that lens from the periphery to the mainstream? This episode of Resiliency Within dives into an exploration of how trauma shows up as a force to be reckoned with in systems that touch our lives - our education systems, healthcare systems, housing systems, etc. -...

Duration:00:54:54

Rebuilding your life after Incarceration

3/28/2022
In Correctional, Shankar frames his unexpected encounters with the law and the unraveling of his life through the lenses of race, class, privilege, and his bicultural upbringing as the first and only son of South Indian immigrants. Vignettes from his life, as a child in colorful Chennai; an angsty adolescent fighting against the model minority myth in Washington, DC; an emerging writer in Brooklyn; and, later, an accomplished poet and academic, set the scene for his spectacular fall and...

Duration:00:57:02

International Social Work: Loma Linda University’s Trauma Team

3/21/2022
The Loma Linda University (LLU) International Behavior Health Trauma Team (IBHTT) operated by the LLU School of Behavioral Health (SBH) has been providing international trauma preparatory training and psychological first aid disaster response since 1995. Dr. Bev Buckles and Dr. Kimberly Freeman will share their international work as members of the IBHTT. Dr. Buckles is the founder and lead for the IBHTT and first required the team supporting services in Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, to complete...

Duration:00:55:40

The Heart of Caring: A Life in Pediatrics

3/14/2022
Pediatrician Mark Vonnegut has spent forty years treating children for coughs, fevers, ear infections, and sometimes more serious complaints. In that time, he has seen the American medical system change in ways he couldn’t have imagined as a medical student—some of them good, others not so good. But what hasn’t changed is his commitment to his young patients. There’s Anna Maria, a little girl with an incurable case of bone cancer; Adeline, who has a syndrome so rare none of Dr. Vonnegut’s...

Duration:00:56:24

Compassion for Ukraine: Promoting Peace & Healing

3/7/2022
Many in the global community want to help Ukrainians and may not know how. Vira Salzburn will discuss with host Elaine Miller-Karas how a group of international Community Resiliency Model teachers gathered with their Ukrainian colleagues at EdCamp to create webinars to support the wellbeing of Ukrainian children and adults. They will emphasize the importance of promoting peace and healing as a global community. They will share how over the last few days, they have witnessed the resilience...

Duration:00:56:38

Compassion & Loving-kindness in Response to Genuine Despair

2/28/2022
We are inundated with information about all that is wrong in the world. Sometimes it feels so overwhelming we throw our hands up, believing we can’t possibly make a difference. But we can. There is a quote that goes, “everyone wants to save the world, but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes.” There is something every single one of us can do, right now, right where we are to ease suffering. We can start by recognizing where we have power and choosing to use it honorably. And where we...

Duration:00:55:31

Becoming a Thriver of Intimate Partner Violence: Using the Truth

2/21/2022
Bernita R. Walker, the CEO and Co-Founder of Project Peacemakers, Inc. will share the wealth and wisdom of her experience as a Violence Prevention Practitioner, an Intimate Partner Violence Survivor, and a retired Deputy Sheriff for the County of Los Angeles. She will share what she has learned on what she calls “the truth on how to not become a victim of intimate partner violence. She will share the way to become a survivor and the reality of being what she calls a THRIVER of domestic...

Duration:00:56:57

Steps in Courage: Racial Equity, Healing, and Civic Engagement

2/14/2022
A team of multi-generational civil rights leaders, historians, educators, community leaders and clinicians gathered together to participate in a landmark initiative, the Kellogg Foundation’s Racial Equity 2030 grant opportunity. Reena Evers-Everette assembled a team of progressive thinkers dedicated to empowering future generations with historic civil rights truth through a trauma-informed lens. In the process, new partnerships were formed and new meanings about race, equity, and healing...

Duration:00:56:23

Keeping Faith: Trauma and Resiliency among Black Youth in America

2/7/2022
Reggie will discuss how Black youth in America are confronted by trauma disproportionately affecting their communities. As we remember the past, engage the present and envision the future, the protective factors within youth, their families and communities can be strengthened through wellness skills. Despite inadequate access to mental health resources, black youth can draw on a rich legacy of faith-based cultural resiliency to help them navigate life’s challenges.

Duration:00:56:18

Hope: Mental Health in poor and traumatized communities

1/31/2022
Chris Underhill MBE works as a mentor and is a social entrepreneur in the field of quality of life, and mental health in the community. The host of Resiliency Within first met Chris in Oxford, England at the Skoll World Forum where she was struck by his depth of understanding of the suffering of individuals with mental health challenges. He also shared an abundance of hope of how to bring innovations to meet the challenges of those who suffer in developing countries. Chris Underhill draws on...

Duration:00:56:26

Helping children navigate uncertainty: Lessons from South LA

1/24/2022
The pandemic has highlighted many issues with our current education system. These last years have brought many challenges for students, teachers and parents/guardians. In a future filled with uncertainty, how can we best prepare our children? From the lens of education and community, Adrian will share what he has learned through the pandemic and how he feels we can best prepare our children for their future. We will discuss how children's needs have shifted in an era where they have access...

Duration:00:56:16

Resiliency through Unprecedented Times 2022 with Bryan Robinson

1/17/2022
Dr. Bryan Robinson returns a year after helping to launch Resiliency Within. Dr. Robinson and host, Elaine Miller-Karas, will reflect upon 2021 and continue to discuss how to cultivate well-being during the challenges of the present and future as we enter the new year. Dr. Robinson will also share exciting news about his novel, Limestone Gumption, A Brad Pope and Sister friends Mystery and the plans to adopt the novel into a television series.

Duration:00:54:58

Artificial Insemination: Unknown Origins & the Secretive History

1/10/2022
What if, halfway through life, you found out that your father wasn’t your biological father? It happened to Peter J. Boni at the age of forty-nine, when his mother suffered a stroke that led her to divulge a family secret: Like an estimated one million people worldwide, Boni was donor-conceived. And, like so many of them, he was also “misattributed”—a phrase that means one or both of the parents on your birth certificate are not your flesh and blood. What followed were more than two decades...

Duration:00:55:42

Cultivating Joy: The Eight Pillars

1/3/2022
The great spiritual leader, Desmond Tutu died last week, and Resiliency Within was already planning to enter the new year with his message of joy. We will celebrate his life in this episode highlighting his dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s about joy as expressed in their book, The Book of Joy. Desmond Tutu called himself the “prisoner of hope” and his message of hope and joy will live on. Many people in our world have expressed being tired and feeling a sense of hopelessness about...

Duration:00:56:57

Healing-World-Wide View:Reflections-the Trauma Resource Institute

12/27/2021
The Trauma Resource Institute (TRI) sponsors Resiliency Within on VoiceAmerica. Elaine Miller-Karas, the co-founder and Dr. Michael Sapp, the CEO of the Trauma Resource Institute will discuss their innovative ideas of how to heal trauma and cultivate well-being, leading to compassionate and empathic perspectives in children as well as adults. Dr. Sapp and Elaine Miller-Karas will discuss the global reach of the Trauma Resource Institute and how their workshops have been delivered to diverse...

Duration:00:56:57