Episode 68: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Bearing Witness

hosted by: Jessica Pfeiffer & Steve Graner

About our guest:

Happy New Year, wonderful listeners! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better episode to bring us into this new year together. I needed more than I knew! In today’s episode we connect and learn from Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, who is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute. Laura’s book, Trauma Stewardship, is one that truly changed my professional career and in this episode she highlights why recognizing how we experience stress is so vital to all of us. She shares with us how damaging isolation is; reminding all of us to connect, not shy away from vulnerability, and bear witness to those around us.

Laura is the author of Trauma Stewardship and The Age of Overwhelm. She is the host of the podcast Future Tripping, which is dedicated to conversations about overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked nationally and internationally for more than three decades. Laura is on the advisory board of ZGiRLS, an organization that supports young girls in sports.