Courageous Women – Resiliency 2022

August 1, 2022
Hosted by Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW

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Today’s show will focus on the topic of courage, connectedness, and resiliency. The question of courage has been in the public debate sparked by Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony in front of the January 6th Committee. Many have spoken about the bravery of women over the ages to speak out about moral principles being breached when others have kept silent. Ms. Hutchinson’s bravery and that of other women like civil rights leader Rosa Parks are examples of women who had the courage to speak up. The question for many of us is, “could I be as courageous as these to women have been to speak my truth to power? Many of us can be driven by fear and keep silent. What is it about some who can, despite a great threat to their lives, summon their courage? Today’s show will address the issue of courage. Dr. Joy Miller has worked with the courageous women interned at Auschwitz. She will share the wisdom she learned about their courage as well as her reflections of being a courageous pioneering woman in the field of Mental Health and Resiliency. She will also give us a peek preview of the conference Resiliency 2022.

Resiliency Within

Monday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

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, LCSW

Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, has been called an "ambassador of hope" and a "resilience guru." She is an author, advocate, a social worker, a trauma therapist, a co-founder of an international organization, the Trauma Resource Institute and key developer of the Community and Trauma Resiliency Models.

She is the author of “Building Resiliency to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models(r)” (2015). She is committed to bringing accessible and affordable interventions based on neuroscience and the biology of the human nervous system to our world's community. Her models have been introduced to over 102 countries.

Elaine is a recognized international speaker and has presented at the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University and the United Nations. Her book was selected by the United Nations curated on-line library as one of the innovations that can help meet its Sustainable Development Goals.

Elaine feels passionately about the impact of climate change on our world community. She is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition, an organization focused on the impact of climate change on mental health. She is dedicated to the world's children and she has worked with collaborators to develop interventions for children, parents and teachers to help reduce the impact of trauma. Consequently, she is a Senior Consultant to Emory University’s SEE Learning program, inspired and launched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2019.

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