Why does your trauma recovery matter so much to me? The answer is simple: I'm a trauma survivor too.
I know what it's like to lose way too many years of your life to the negative after effects of trauma. I know what it's like to be stuck in behaviors you hate, thoughts you can't avoid and an identity that feels less than, unworthy and self-destructive.
I also know what it's like to resolve all of that -- to come out of the pain and enter a life that feels full of possibility, open with opportunity, and waiting for you to imagine so that you can create outcomes designed to serve the highest good.
- Michele Rosenthal
Meet: MICHELE ROSENTHAL
Trauma Recovery Specialist | Mentor | Speaker | Author
I AM A .... MENTOR
As an award-winning trauma/PTSD blogger, award-nominated author and keynote speaker I love my role as a Trauma Recovery Specialist and Mental Health Advocate. It's been my honor to appear frequently in the media in such places as, CBS, NBC, The Dennis Miller Show, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Washington Post, Newsday, St. Petersburg Times, Orlando Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, The Huffington Post, Psychotherapy Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker Magazine, Psychology Today, The Traumatology Institute, Woman’s Day and The Sober World .
For many years I was a top health blogger for the Stress Management Community on Wellsphere.com, the founder of Trauma! A PTSD blog on HealthyPlace.com, and a frequent contributor to Anxiety.org, Addiction.com and Recovery.org.
A Certified Professional Coach, Board Certified Trauma and PTSD Hypnotist, and Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming – plus trauma and PTSD survivor myself (I affectionately refers to my recovery as a ‘healing rampage’) – my passion is to inspire and assist action-oriented people who are ready to overcome the effects of trauma, including fear, grief, guilt, shame, loss, sadness, anger, agitation, sleep issues, stress, and identity loss.
Winner of the Mending Broken Survivor Advocate award, I was also named a finalist for the WEGO Health Activist Hero award. I am a former faculty member of the Clinical Development Institute for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
In addition to my in-person private practice in Jupiter, FL, I also work with clients around the world via phone and video conference. Additionally, I practice on the physician-led, integrative team of Palm Beach Wellness Institute, and at The Palms in Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
I AM A .... WRITER
So far I've authored three books about trauma and recovery:
Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future (YLAT, 2012)
Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity (Norton, 2015)
Heal Your PTSD: Dynamic Strategies that Work (Conari Press, 2015)
I AM A ... SPEAKER
A dynamic and compelling speaker, I have appeared across the country at conferences and events for survivors and professionals representing a wide range of traumas, including life-threatening illness, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, child abuse, cancer, and combat. My trainings and presentations have been sought by a variety of organizations across the country and in various healing industries.
I AM ... A MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
Since my recovery I have made it part of my mission to speak out about mental illness, educate about trauma and recovery, raise awareness to fight stigma, support survivors and spread the word that it is entirely possible to feel better.
To fulfill this part of my mission I often accept interview invitations with local, national and international outlets.
I .... STUDY (ENDLESSLY!) IN THE TOP PROGRAMS
I am professionally certified and licensed by:
Omni Hypnosis Training Center (Gerald Kein, Instructor)
NLP International (Richard Bandler, Instructor)
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
University of Vermont, MFA
University of Pennsylvania, BA
WHY DO I DO ALL OF THIS? I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!
I believe that our freedom from the past depends on the meaning we create for ourselves in the present.
Learn more about what this looks like in my world....
I ... CONTRIBUTE TO MY COMMUNITIES
I currently hold or have held leadership positions in the community:
Holistic Health Connections, Founder
Business to Business for Women, Board Member
International Coaching Federation, Member
National Guild of Hypnotists, Member