Lessons Learned

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 13

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy reflect on lessons learned from their guests and all the work they do to shift the paradigm of our current “traumatogenic” society.

They emphasize the importance of understanding our individual and collective trauma in order to provoke widespread change, ending with a vision for a better future.

Emergence and Evolution: Where Do We Go From Here?

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 12

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy confront the inevitability of loss and the temptation to repeat the past as they explore the processes of change within individuals and groups. Guests discuss defining and recovering from Complex PTSD as well as fostering trauma-informed and meaningful conversations with those who feel voiceless in our current social climate.

Culture and Complexity: The Challenges of Complexity

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 11

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy explain how culture contributes to the complexity of every group and community, including the unconscious group dynamics that often form the values and customs of organizations. With guests, they discuss ACE Study concepts and what it looks like to empower leaders to improve population health, safety, and productivity.

Nature and Nurture: Honoring Development

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 10

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy discuss the parallels between childhood and organizational development, especially when it comes to abuse, loss, or insufficient care. With guests experienced in early childhood education, they dive into the complex consequences children face as a result of inadequate care.

Embodiment and Enactment: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 9

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy explain the importance of embodying and enacting dynamics that support engagement and connection for our social health. With guests, they engage in conversation regarding trauma therapies that utilize embodiment and enactment for healing individuals and communities.

Safety and Social Responsibility, Part 2: Journalism, The Media, and Trauma

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 8

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy expand on safety and social responsibility through an organizational lens, describing the negative impacts of social media and our lack of cultural safety. Guests dive into “trauma-informed” journalism to discuss their work contributing to the social understanding of trauma from the perspectives of both journalists and survivors.

Bonus Episode: Safety and Social Responsibility, Part 1: The Justice System – Continued

Welcome to a bonus episode! During this episode you get a rare opportunity to hear the conversation that took place between Sandy, Rob and El after the recording of Episode 7. In this conversation they remember back to when Rob and El met for the first time, discuss the groundbreaking work that they are currently working on and emphasize the importance of seeing the human when you look at the justice system.

Safety and Social Responsibility, Part 1: The Justice System

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 7

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy examine and expand on our current definition of safety to include the necessary aspect of social responsibility. With guests, they discuss the impact of our incomplete definition of safety on our growing criminal justice system and unpack the problems we face as a result.

Emotional Wisdom and Empathy: Responsiveness in Education

Creating Presence Podcast - Episode 6

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy highlight the importance of emotional intelligence in our systems of care and education, and the significant but possible feat of developing emotional wisdom and empathy in our organizations. Guests comment on the crucial role of trauma-informed knowledge and approaches in work with children and adults of all ages.

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