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By Chris Casillas
Join our journey as we shine light on why school shootings happen and understand how we can best respond.
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Bruce and Chris talk Bioregions etc.
Bruce's Mission is to help educate and create sustainable and healthy communities, in order to generate a quality of life in harmony with nature. As a futurist, writer, speaker and international management consultant, he has researched and addressed issues of sustainability and regenerative systems for communities and bioregions focusing on the quality of life and ability to creatively adapt to these changing times. A few of Bruce's experiences: - Addressing the UN - Assisting the Government of Japan on sustainability - Original member of the development team to create the first public Internet service in North America Learn more about Bruce and download the Sacred Wheel mentioned in the interview at his website:
June 14, 2019
Boysen Hodgson from the ManKind Project
Boysen Hodgson is the author of ‘The New Macho,’ a credo for the mature masculine. He has been involved in men’s work since 2004 and is the Communications Director for the ManKind Project USA The ManKind Project, a global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men's groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. In an MKP men's group, men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others - men, women, and children around the world. Men can start their journey here:
March 29, 2019
Sura and Chris talk Nonviolent communication (NVC)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. Sura Hart is an internationally recognized trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and is the contact person for CNVC’s efforts to integrate NVC into U.S. schools. She designs and facilitates trainings and curricula for students, parents, teachers and school administrators around the globe. Sura has been a classroom teacher in public and private schools and has created after-school programs on leadership, effective communication, healthy sexuality and conflict resolution for at-risk youth. She is the author of several books: Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids, The Compassionate Classroom, The No-Fault Classroom. Find her game referenced in the interview here:
January 09, 2019
Vicky Kelly and Chris
Vicky and Chris discuss how trauma and adverse experiences play a role in school shootings See her TEDx Talk Here Dr. Vicky Kelly has over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist, administrator, consultant and trainer. She is a nationally known trainer in the areas of trauma and attachment. Her career has included positions in a variety of human service, mental health, and child welfare organizations. She currently serves as the Director of the Delaware Division of Family Services . The common thread across her career has been helping victims of trauma heal. She has been an early advocate for human services to adopt “trauma-informed care,” an approach that calls for a focus not just on someone’s behavior, but, more importantly, on what drives behavior.
November 20, 2018
Jen and Chris talk about suicide
Jen is a volunteer for the suicide hotline and shares her perspective. We talk about suicide being the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds in the US and why preteens are calling the suicide line. We explore other topics like raising children, empowerment, and the importance of listening without judgement. If you are in crisis or have suicidal thoughts, please call the suicide crisis hotline at 800-273-8255
November 14, 2018
Townley and Chris talk about trauma, resiliency and what’s working
Townley sheds light on what is already working in our schools that we can build on to reduce violence and suicide. She tells us about the Trauma Resource Institute and their Community Resiliency Model. These tools are no longer reserved for therapists but are shared with everyone - including students. Many hands make light work, as she points out. Learn about this and more :) For info on the Community Resiliency Model:
November 14, 2018
Episode 1: Elizabeth and Chris
Elizabeth writes screenplays and creates music. The two of them talk about trauma, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and other stuff. Enjoy!
November 08, 2018