Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
May/June 2018

Will you help spread the proven healing of EMDR therapy today? According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7-8 out of every 100 Americans will suffer from PSTD in their lifetime. As PTSD Awareness month comes to a close, please help those affected by emotional trauma on their road to healing, with a donation to Trauma Recovery/HAP, today.

This past year, Trauma Recovery/HAP worked to bring the hope of healing to places touched by tragedy worldwide, such as Marathon and Parkland, Florida; Las Vegas, NV; Puerto Rico, Ukraine and many more. At the moment, we are collaborating with a committee of volunteer clinicians to develop efforts to support the children and families being separated at our country's borders.  In each location, we provide accessible EMDR Basic and Specialty trainings of the highest standard to clinicians serving their community. We also build resilience through our Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) of local EMDR clinicians who sustainably treat current and future suffering within their communities.

The many tragic events of the past year made it one of Trauma Recovery/HAP's most challenging and expansive years yet. Increasing access to EMDR therapy and trauma recovery through training, development of TRN groups and community outreach would never have happened without your support. The need for trauma-informed therapy is urgent and present especially with the news of the very recent shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD. We humbly ask you for a gift to Trauma Recovery/HAP to continue the work of bringing peace and healing to those in need. We ensure that your generosity, in any amount, will bring trauma recovery to many.  Click here to make your gift today!

All the best,
Carol R. Martin
Executive Director
Southeast FL TRN: Lightening Trauma's Many Burdens
EMDR clinicians Brian Gong and Larry Shrier, each had considered starting a local trauma recovery network in southeast Florida, but deferred, as Brian said, "it never seemed like anything bad would happen."   When the Parkland, FL mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School, local mental health professionals quickly united to help victims.  One organizer, familiar with the success of EMDR therapy in trauma treatment, connected Brian and Larry within days of the shooting, and they immediately sped into action.    
Trauma Recovery for Puerto Rico

Additional local EMDR therapists will now be accessible to the many Puerto Ricans still struggling in the wreckage left by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.  Through a collaboration with a determined Minneapolis psychotherapist, Trauma Recovery/HAP is bringing treatment and training to San Juan, PR.  In the hours following Maria, the Puerto Rican community of Minneapolis learned of the apocalyptic devastation from surviving family, friends and colleagues.  

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy with Military and Veterans
Presented by Dawn M. Brock, PsyD, ABPP
This live event is presented by Dawn Brock, PsyD, ABPP, who is a licensed psychologist with nine years of experience as a uniformed military psychologist. This event is provided for mental health professionals trained in no less than EMDR Part I. The emphasis of this training is to provide information about treating military and veterans, to include special considerations when using EMDR with these populations.

JULY 21, 2018
Participate In-Person or via Live Stream!
Train in Bridgeport, CT!

Train from your home or office!
 Faculty Academy 
Volunteer Acknowledgment:
Thank you to all our volunteers for everything you do to help us achieve our mission.
Below is a list of those who generously volunteered their time and expertise in May and June.
George Abbott, Christine Bergman, Soozi Bolte, William Brislin, Leslie Brown, Lori Cao, Lloyd Cloud, Nezhat Edalatian, Stacy Eggsware, Rachel Erwin, Donna Fleming, Holly Forman-Patel, Shelly Foster, Joan Freeman, Jonna Fries, Cocoy Garcia, Patty Giffin, Veronika Gold, Deborah Goodwin, Michelle Gottlieb, Ryan Grant, Richard Greete, Leanne Harper, Paula Harry, Roxann Hassett, Andrea Hendel, Marina Hewlett, Kyle Hood, Josie Juhasz, Amy Kahn, Rhonda Kamai-Kekela, Cheryl Kenn, Gretchen Leu, Debra Littrell, Priscilla Marquis, Maria Masciandaro, Claire Mauer, Mary Jo McHaney, Julie Miller, April Minjarez-Estenson, Linda Mixon, Peggy Moore, Richard Murphy Jr., Desiree Murray, Katy Murray, Mark Odland, David Ogren, Ted Olejnik, Linda Ouellette, John Paradiso, Lori Pereira, Merrill Powers, Betsy Prince, Jesse Rappaport, Julie Rosen, Cherilyn Rowland Petrie, Dorinna Ruh, Julia Russomanno, Lisa Salvi, Jan Schaad, Larry Shrier, Deborah Silveria, Elisabeth Slatt, Sadie Smith, Elaine Soto, Charlene Spears, Karl Speirs, Melinda Sullivan, Rosalie Thomas, Joanne Twombly, Timothy Vermillion, James Randy Webb, Cindy White, Rebecca Wilson, Monica Wisco

Welcome to our new  Facilitators-in-Training...

Andrea Hendel

Congratulations to our new Facilitators...

Kathy Eichelberger
Veronika Gold
Marina Hewlett
Linda Mixon

In This Issue

OCTOBER 5, 2018

Trauma Recovery/HAP Recognition Reception
Attention all current volunteers and donors: Our annual Recognition Reception will be held on the evening of Friday, October 5, 2018 during the EMDRIA 2018 Conference in Atlanta, GA.  Please note this event will be by invitation only.  We will send out more details, as soon as they are finalized!
Upcoming Trainings...
Pet of the Month: 

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France 

This month's Pets of the Month are rescues Doc and Sugar, brought to you by our friend Helen Sandford.  The speckled beauty, Sugar, has lived up to her name and is the epitome of a 'good ole dog'.  Doc (whose real name is Dr. Pepper) should have been named Dr. Destructo or Dr. NOOOOO!  He will open the refrigerator and anything with a lid on it, but he is well-loved despite his mischievous nature.
Send us a picture and brief description to have your pet featured in an upcoming newsletter. 
Featured Product:

Treatment of Combat-Related PTSD

Manual for the Teaching of Shapiro's EMDR in the Treatment of Combat Related PTSD. An original Professional Psychology manuscript outlining the basic tenets of EMDR therapy and their application to the treatment of post-traumatic stress in combat veterans.
by Howard Lipke, PhD

Check out our updated Annual Report webpage!
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