Future Tripping Podcast

Future Tripping with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky - The Trauma Stewardship Institute

We’re all feeling overwhelmed right now.

This podcast will help.


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Thus far, this podcast has entirely been a labor of love.

Recent Episodes

  • Wrapping Season Two: Thank You So/So Much!
    We want to take a moment and thank you for joining us for Season Two! This community means so much to us. Truly. And Guests it has been such a privilege to engage in these conversations with you each week. Many thanks, again, to Olivia Pi-Sunyer who is an incredible joy to collaborate with and without whom we couldn’t do this. And, to Tom Stiles for such skill and steadfastness and to Freya Burrows White for all the social media help. Thank you again everyone and we are looking forward to more in 2024!
  • Abbey Brown: At the Intersection of the Climate Crisis & Hope
    In our final episode of Season Two, we are in conversation with Abbey Brown. As Technical Lead for the Clean Fuel Standard with the Washington Department of Ecology, Abbey is on the front line of working for structural and systemic changes. She is wise beyond her years and we are very grateful to her for joining us to talk about how to sustain ourselves, collectively and individually, even when we care deeply and even when things can feel, or are, dire.
  • Stacey Moniz: In the Aftermath of the Fires on Maui
    This week we are joined by Stacey Moniz. As a beloved community member who is deeply rooted on the island, Stacey generously shares with us where things stand currently and helps us understand the complicated and entrenched forces that contributed to this disaster unfolding as it did. Stacey & Laura discuss grief & loss, the ineffable pain that continues to course through the island, the profound strength and devotion of her family, friends, colleagues, and fellow community members and – importantly – what we can all learn from this tragedy.

About the Show

We will have conversations about what to do in the face of our overwhelm and how to do it, and we will be guided by listeners’ questions.

Each week, Laura and a guest will discuss concrete strategies we can use to mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to bring our A-game to whatever we’re doing (or as close as we can get), and move beyond what can feel like permanent survival mode. Some weeks will be geared more towards adults, and others towards adolescents and anyone who loves, lives, or works with them. Together, we’ll focus on the merits of staying present, not missing out on today, and trying to avoid future tripping.

We hope that Future Tripping will offer listeners insight into what is currently overwhelming them and tactical skills for sustaining themselves and contributing, however much they’d like, to larger systemic and structural changes.

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Got a question for one of our guests?

Email info@traumastewardship.com or leave a message at 360-228-5804.

Guests Include

  • Ed Yong
  • Lily Cornell Silver
  • Vance Vredenburg
  • Connie Burk
  • Beth Macy
  • Flynn Resnick
  • Michele Storms
  • Jon Conte
  • Matthew Reddam
  • Welela Solomon
  • Brother Pháp Hữu

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About Laura

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.

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