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Mental Health, Sexual Assault Prevention, Arts & Trauma: Resilience & Education Programming

“Gutless & Grateful” is part of “LoveMyDetour,” a fiscally sponsored organization creating seminars, workshops, curriculum, books, music, and performances designed to entertain, educate, and engage on Mental Health, Sexual Assault Prevention, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Disability, Storytelling, Anti-Bullying, Leadership, Creative Arts, and Diversity.

View PDF on Leadership & Resiliency, Sexual Assault Prevention, Mental Health Awareness and PTSD Education Programs here.

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Amy’s PTSD presentation has been adapted for both clinical and non-clinical audiences.

Clinical Presentations Include: 2016 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, WOCN Society Nurse’s Regional and National Conferences, Mental Health America National Conference, 2016 Pacific Rim International Conference on Diversity and Disability, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

“I grew up believing that my entire life would be dedicated to the performing arts.  Now, I’m also a survivor and “thriver” of sexual abuse, 27 surgeries, coma, organ failure, and the PTSD that comes from ten years of trauma – or what I now call my “beautiful detour.”

At 18, years old, a blood clot caused my body to go into septic shock.  I was in a coma for six months, and after a total gastrectomy, I was unable to eat or drink a drop of water for six of the past ten years.  After 27 surgeries, I was miraculously reconnected with the intestines I had left.  To persevere through those tumultuous years took great inner and outer strength – strength I didn’t know I was capable of until I was tested.

I learned that the human spirit feeds off of hope, and hope is fuel we can cultivate ourselves.  Ultimately, I learned that with resourcefulness, creativity, and unwavering curiosity, we can transform any adversity into personal growth and a resilience that is uniquely ours.

Everything became possible once I was willing to intentionally wander from the life I planned and embrace this “detour” as an opportunity for discovery. This is not the life that I planned for myself – but does anyone’s life ever work out exactly how they plan it?”

“I was not able to fully appreciate the beauty of my detours until I was able to share them. As a performer, all I’ve wanted to do was give back to the world.  But now I have an even greater gift to give: a story to tell.

dircvrLove My Detour: Post Traumatic Gifts Programming is part of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military, and can be found on the National Initiative Directory, as well as www.ArtsAcrosstheMilitary.org.

 

View the comprehensive programming guide here.

For organizations interested in hosting the Gutless & Grateful Trauma performance and presentation, learn more at https://amyoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Sponsor-Information-Booking-History-References-Testimonials-Amy-Oestreicher.pdf

View PDF on Leadership & Resiliency, Sexual Assault Prevention, Mental Health Awareness and PTSD Education Programs here.

View PDF on Leadership & Resiliency, Sexual Assault Prevention, Mental Health Awareness and PTSD Education Programs here.

You can also learn more about Gutless & Grateful here.

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“Post Traumatic Gifts” is also listed in the directory for the National Initiative for Arts in the Military

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