Event Resources – Presentation Information


Presentation Title

We invite our hosts to select from the options below whichever title they think will most resonate with their audience:

Transforming Trauma – How to do this work and sustain
Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times – Whether because of trauma, crises, or really, really hard days

*Please do not use the book title as the title for any presentation.



Regardless of the length of the presentation, here are the major topics it will cover:

Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll
The Trauma Exposure Response
How to Sustain Individually
How to Sustain Collectively

If you need a more detailed agenda for continuing education credit applications, please use this agenda:

Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll: We will discuss the context for how a cumulative toll arises and how we’ll engage in this conversation. We’ll discuss some principles that may be helpful in taking in the information.

The Trauma Exposure Response: These are the specific manifestations of cumulative toll. From numbing to anger to cynicism we’ll dive deeply into how one is impacted individually and collectively.

How to Sustain Individually: We’ll look at very concrete strategies for how to create sustainability for oneself individually.

How to Sustain Collectively: We’ll broaden the conversation by looking at how to create sustainability for oneself within a larger context as well as how to create larger organizational, institutional, and movement-level change.

Additionally, here is a sample half-day agenda. Please feel free to adjust the length of each session to correspond with the total duration and break timing of your event.

10 min.     Welcome
45 min.     Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll
15 min.     Break
60 min.     The Trauma Exposure Response
50 min.     How to Sustain Individually
15 min.     Break
45 min.     How to Sustain Collectively


Learning Objectives

1. Raising awareness and responding to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings or the planet itself.

2. To help others develop a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure, so folks can do their work sustainably.

3. Teach people in a broad base of fields how to create a sustainable individual and collective culture.


Laura spent time with us at Facebook engaging with employees whose roles include reviewing traumatic content. She’s incredibly engaging, genuine, and is a true expert in trauma.

Her influence lead to direct changes in our team’s self-care routine — an outcome you can’t place a value on.


Program and Partnerships Manager, Online Safety & Security, Facebook