My name is Arrowyn Ambrose and I am certified in The Resilience Toolkit, Trauma Resource Method, Council Practice, and Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitation.
I began my career as the Program Director of The Young Storytellers, a theatrical writing and production program for elementary-aged children, drafting their creative writing curriculum and creating training protocols for hundreds of volunteers. In 2013 I created Story Tribe, a responsive and powerful social-emotional program that uses improvisational games, poetry, personal narrative, and Council process to create “pockets of compassion” where high school students, at-risk youth, teachers, and administration can practice compassion, connection, and courage.
More recently, I have taken my work inside probation camps, prisons, educational settings, and social-justice organizations. I am currently on staff with The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, where I weave The Resilience Toolkit and Council into arts programs for the LA Department of Mental Health, incarcerated youth, and people in recovery.
As a facilitator to vulnerable populations, I have became deeply attuned to the
role trauma plays in all our lives. As such, I seek to help people learn how to
self-regulate and resource so their stories and sharing are more healing and beneficial. Helping someone discover the language of their own body and beginning that therapeutic process brings me great joy and deep meaning.
I hold Active Certification as a Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit and love
working with both individuals and groups.