Aug. 11, 2021

WISL 29 Women in Strong Leadership: Trauma - What We Can Do Now with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

WISL 29 Women in Strong Leadership: Trauma - What We Can Do Now with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

Journey Through Trauma

Dr. Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD has worked hard for twenty-five years to “change the conversation about trauma, growth, and development for individuals, groups and organizations.”

As she says on her website, “Healing From Trauma is Possible - Healing is Brave - No One Heals Alone.”

Shannon Giordano thank you for introducing us to each other!

I consider this interview and conversation to be one of the most important episodes covered in the series I’m doing here, “Women in Strong Leadership.”

Visit the episode notes for the link to Gretchen’s website, and there you’ll find articles, blogs and videos including the March 2020 interview on CNN's Anderson Cooper titled “How to cope with anxiety and stress linked to coronavirus pandemic.”

This episode “could” be considered a bit of an update to that conversation.

After listening to this episode, and when you find it useful because I’m sure you will, please share it with others you care about, family, friends, or co-workers. It’s important. And please pick up her book: Journey Through Trauma from her website.

Trauma and “What We Can Do Now” is What Has My Attention.

Articles, Videos, and Blogs on Gretchen’s website

About Gretchen Schmelzer 

Blog: The Trail Guide 

Book: Journey Through Trauma 

Parents Corner 

Videos and Media 

Osaka should be a verb

The Healing Power of Poetry

Trauma Engaged Nation

How do I live in a world without her?

Making Kindness Cool Again

Mourning a son on Mother’s Day: Racism and White Responsibility

Supporting resilient survival during Covid-19: Understanding traumatic stress and moral injury for health workers, their loved ones and health care leaders

An open letter to the mission-driven employees who are being asked to work from home

"How can I help?"

This can be our finest hour -- but we need all of you

Sera Nuestro Momento Heroico (Our Finest Hour: Spanish Translation) 

Contact Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD 

WHAT has YOUR attention? Let us know

To contact us and/or leave us an audio message visit 

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