May 20, 2022

VoyageSTL Magazine and Radio Physio Nepal Podcast

It's a nice feeling to be able to talk about the things you care about and feel like other people want to hear them. I recently sat down with Stephanie Hernandez of VoyageSTL Magazine to discuss Calliope Insights and with Bijay Poudel of Radio Physio Nepal to discuss trauma informed care.

In the VoyageSTL article I discuss what I do, how I got started, and who has supported and influenced my journey. The Podcast refers to my work with Calliope Massage, a special project under Calliope Insights in which I offer consulting and training to touch centered businesses to incorporate trauma informed principals into their practice.

The VoyageSTL article can be found here:

and a link to the podcast starting at my interview is here:

A note about the podcast- it is in both Nepali and English, so for those in the audience who are not fluent in both, here are the questions I answered:

1) Could you tell my audience how did you incorporate Trauma Informed Care in your practice both at a clinical level and an organizational level?

2) I read somewhere that Trauma Informed Care isn't a separate clinical skill set that you perform during a set time but it is a shift in paradigm. Could you elaborate more on this?

3) One of the most important principles of Trauma Informed Care is collaboration between service providers and service seekers. Collaboration also entails levelling power differences. In the context of Nepal, both clinicians and clients engage in a clinical interaction from a perceived place of power and powerlessness respectively. How do we begin to decrease power discrepancy and create an environment where collaboration can be facilitated?

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