Author name: Kathryn Bumgarner

Trauma Informed Leadership

Trauma Informed Leadership Development in nurses on the front line.

Trauma Informed Leadership Development in nurses on the front line. Nurses on the front line.  Nurses standing in their truth, in a picket line, on strike.   Nurses finding their voice. Not being able to speak is a universal experience of Soldiers returning from war.  Not being able to speak is a manifestation of being in …

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Trauma Informed

Trauma Informed Care may become Trauma Informed Fatigue

I have noticed, and been attentive to, the growing use of the word “trauma informed” as new practices and policies are put in place in schools, Pediatric Clinics, Children’s Hospitals, Health Departments, and Community Health Services. Current research is bringing forth findings indicating nothing has changed, and trauma informed care is leading to trauma informed …

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Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Giving and receiving nourishment, hosting Thanksgiving dinner, my favorite day of the year. I prepare the turkey in brine the day before, up at dawn on Thanksgiving Day, to put in the oven, and start basting every 30 minutes. I prepare my mother’s green bean casserole, and sloppy potatoes, my son’s favorite of his grandmother‘s …

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trauma

Trauma is not what happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you

“Trauma is not what happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you,” Gabor Mate. I met Dr. Gabor Mate in October 2012 at the Veterans Trauma Treatment workshop held at the Omega Institute. He was a presenter speaking about his experiences with people who were addicted to …

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Mass Shooter

Trauma Recovery Is Essential in Understanding the Mass Shooter

Understanding, “standing under” with humility and compassion. The Trauma Informed Leader is key to preventing mass shootings. As a coherent leader, willing to attune to the presence of trauma eruptions, we notice something seems out of sync, a red flag. As trauma informed leaders, teachers, healers, parents, friends of parents, parents of friends, rather than …

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