What’s Trauma Got to Do With It?

Global Chapter

May 1, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Join us to explore the profound impact of trauma awareness and trauma-informed approaches on personal, professional, and societal development. From confronting unconscious biases and gender disparities to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding trauma is essential for fostering authentic connections and meaningful change.

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About this event

Join us to explore the profound impact of trauma awareness and the trauma-informed approaches on personal, professional, and societal development. In today's world, trauma is ubiquitous. From unconscious biases to systemic inequalities, trauma manifests in myriad ways, shaping our perceptions, behaviors, and interactions.

Through engaging discussions and real-world examples, we'll delve into the fundamental thesis that trauma awareness is a key to meaningful transformation. Whether it's navigating unconscious biases, addressing gender disparities, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, or fostering employee well-being, understanding trauma is essential.

Our expert speakers, Natalia Bayurova & Sarah Giencke, will highlight the importance of adopting trauma-informed practices not just as part of organizational policies, but as a profound shift in individual and collective consciousness. We'll explore trauma informed strategies for fostering vulnerability, building authentic community connections, and embracing the capacity to be present with our emotions—essential elements for personal and professional growth.

In this AI era where technology often disconnects us from our humanity, we'll emphasize the irreplaceable value of human connection and empathy, and the need for trauma awareness. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, the capacity to be present with “what is,” becomes paramount, serving as the foundation for meaningful transformation at every level.

Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth, a team aiming for greater cohesion, or a company committed to sustainable and regenerative development, this educational session offers invaluable insights into the transformative power of trauma-informed approaches. Join us as we embark on a journey towards authentic connection, resilience, and positive change.

About our Facilitators

Natalia Bayurova - Natalia, an award-winning trauma informed facilitator with the background in international law and sustainable development, a certified mindfulness meditation and yoga teacher adhering to the trauma informed approach. After she suffered retraumatization through meditation, she studied trauma sensitive approach, co-founded Trauma and Neurodivergence Initiative and launched Trauma Circle process on InnerMBA and elsewhere for increased awareness and agency. Natalia considers trauma awareness to be a key to sustainable and regenerative transformation and is constantly seeking to keep this conversation active. She lives with her daughter in Geneva, Switzerland and is Geneva Culture First Chapter lead.

Sarah Giencke Sarah is one of Culture Amp’s Top 25 Emerging Culture Creators in Wellness of 2024. Sarah is a Nervous System and Resilience Coach who is Certified in TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) and is the Founder of Riset Resiliency - a wellness consultancy on a mission to reduce suffering in the workplace. Additionally, Sarah is a Culture First Lead for the Madison WI chapter and is in her 2nd year. Through her work, she helps people reclaim power and balance over their nervous systems so that they can live less stressful and more peaceful lives. Having an intimate relationship to trauma, Sarah deeply understands the connection between the body's trauma response and adverse life effects - being easily triggered, hypervigilant & experiencing chronic pain. Sarah places an emphasis on building safety with her clients, while helping them gain self-agency & self-awareness. 

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  • Sarah Giencke

    Culture First

    Chapter Lead

  • Natalia Bayurova


  • Jessie Jacob

    Senior Community Manager, Culture Amp

  • DeMario Bell

    Culture Amp

    Chapter Lead

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