Childhood trauma

Redefining authorship and leadership.

Carving new paths for healing and growth.

Rewriting the narrative.

My work weaves creative approaches with scientific methods, and focuses on trauma - often with an activist agenda. The commonality in all that I do is a shift in the dynamics:

I believe that trauma survivors are not powerless broken individuals - we are survivors who have the power and the resources to lead our own healing and growth, and contribute to the healing and growth of our communities and the world at large.

 

Work pathways

Interdisciplinary research focused on:

  • The embodied experience of childhood trauma

  • Trauma narratives on survivors' own terms

  • Developing novel body-based and survivor-led approaches to healing

  • Developing a Trauma-Focused Movement Language to express + process traumatic memories

Talks and lectures for conferences and courses with the openness and courage to understand difficult realities, the willingness to reflect, and the inspiration to rethink, reimagine, and redesign.

  • Violence, abuse, neglect, trauma

  • Healing and growth

  • Arts, activism, and health

  • Survivor leadership in mental health research and quality improvement

Consultancy services for organisations, institutions, researchers, and practitioners with the humility and bravery to reflect and improve.

  • Understanding trauma

  • Trauma-informed practice

  • Strength-based approaches

  • Meaningful + empowering survivor-led research, quality improvement, and PPI

Workshops for people with the curiosity and/or the need to understand mind, brain, and body connections, to be creative, and to create wellbeing, healing, and growth.

  • Trauma-Focused Movement Language (for trauma survivors)

  • Body-to-brain connections (for all) 

  • Visual Arts (for all)

  • Dance and Yoga (for all)

Visual and embodied articulations of trauma and healing on survivors' own terms: rewriting the sociocultural narrative, raising awareness, and opening dialogues. This creative voice is not only a testimony to the reality and complexity of violence and abuse: it is a testimony of empowerment and hope.

  • Exhibitions, films, performances

  • Commissions

Written articulations of the impact of violence and abuse, the mechanisms and experiences of trauma, the role our society plays, and what we can do about it (culturally and clinically).

  • Academic articles

  • Book chapters

  • Poetry + creative writing

  • Blogs + short entries

To know more or to work together,

Past & present partners

 
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Get in touch

Feel free to contact me with any queries or interesting idea!

I am based in London, UK,

but my work may take place anywhere.

© 2021 LAURA E. FISCHER