Nkem Ndefo on Trauma & Resilience (#113)

About the Guest

Nkem Ndefo is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, a model that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an ecologically sensitive framework and social justice context. Licensed as a nurse midwife, Nkem also has extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies. She brings an abundance of experience as a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist to innovative programs that address stress and trauma and build resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country (USA) and internationally. Nkem is particularly interested in working alongside people most impacted by violence and marginalization.

In this Episode, We Discuss:

  1. Trauma as the root of most of our suffering
  2. Common misperceptions about trauma and stress
  3. 6 principles of a trauma-informed approach
  4. Incorporating neuroscience and a return to ancient practices
  5. What is resilience?
  6. Embodied activism – an everyday activism
  7. Making space for healing
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