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Health After Trauma Newsletter An eZine for survivors of trauma and those who support them
October 2008

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In This Issue:
  • From Dr T and Creekside Communications
  • Clear Your Brain with High Impact Thinking
  • Are You Looking for a Speaker?
  • Wait: Don't Leave Yet

  • Clear Your Brain with High Impact Thinking

    Do you have a turning-point-in-my-life story to tell? Speakers and writers often refer to these as "signature stories." This type of story is what we tell ourselves and others about what we do, want, and seek to achieve.

    If so, think about joining others at the upcoming full-day meeting (lunch included) of the National Speakers Association, Northern CA Chapter. The conference is on November 1, 2008 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel near the San Francisco Airport.

    Register now for the one low price of $45.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members.

    The speakers are quite good and will tell you how to enhance your speaking activities through marketing and "power thinking" and "power writing."

    If you are in or near northern CA, the hotel is right off of 101 just south of the San Francisco airport.

    Coming from further away? Hop on a plane to SFO and catch the shuttle to the hotel. The rooms are nice, food is good, and the hotel rates are very reasonable if booked ahead on the internet. If you call the hotel for a room, make sure you tell them you are with the speakers organization.

    To learn more or to register for this event, click here or call (650) 871-4220.

    Are You Looking for a Speaker?

    Finding a speaker for your upcoming events can be a daunting task. Solutions to finding the just-right speaker range from word of mouth to using professional bureaus.

    If you are looking for a speaker or have a last-minute cancellation in your upcoming event, contact DrT for help. Let her know about your needs, location, etc., by clicking here.

    9th Annual Justice and Hope Domestic Violence Conference

    Join us for the 9th annual Justice and Hope Domestic Violence conference on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Cowlitz Expo Center in Longview, Washington. Keynote speaker: Dr. Donald Smith, Jr., Child Trauma fellow and co-founder, President and Executive Director for Generations Center, a non-profit center in Dallas, TX, for the prevention of youth and family violence.

    Workshops will include: Impact on Children and Teens Witnessing Violence, Compassion Fatigue, The Healing Power of Humor for People Helpers, In Her Shoes-Why She Stays, and Challenges of D.V. Intervention in Rural Communities.

    Cost for coffee, snacks, lunch and materials: $100. For more information, call conference coordinator, Chere Weiss at (360) 414-7533 or email:

    Colorado Regional Conference on the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence

    When and where: December 7-9 in Denver, Colorado.

    This three-day conference will educate health care providers on optimal ways to intervene, identify and screen for domestic violence among patients. A practical approach to helping victims of domestic violence will be emphasized, along with best practices and the introduction of new initiatives from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

    To view the brochure, click here.

    End Violence Against Women (EVAW) 2009 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Stalking

    Time and Place: May 18-20, 2009, in Anaheim, CA

    Join fellow law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in a 2.5 day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

    To learn more about this conference, click here.

    Do you have a conference that you want featured in this eZine?

    If so, let Dr T know about your upcoming event by clicking here.

    For additional exposure for your event, sign up for a free membership to the Saving Cinderella network and post your event on that website as well.

    Wait: Don't Leave Yet

    Time for a little chuckle or smile


    Here's Dewey!

    Listen to the heart warming excerpt about this charming kitty by clicking on the link below and then selecting "audio and video."

    From Dr T and Creekside Communications

    It's that time of the year here in Half Moon Bay. Pumpkins are everywhere and the weigh off for the Pumpkin Festival was held a few days ago. To read about the weigh off, click here.

    To see the pumpkin weigh off yourself, click here.

    Please Join Us in the Saving Cinderella Network

    Our new social network, Saving Cinderella, is blooming into an active and supportive group.

    Drop by and sign up for a free membership which will give you these benefits:

    • The opportunity to start and join groups and forums
    • A place to post your upcoming events
    • The ability to upload photos and videos
    • Your own blog
    • And more...

    The membership of the group consists of family, friends, and professionals in the healing and helping professions who want to serve as the strong helping hands for women trapped in an abusive relationship.

    This project will benefit from the contributions, questions, and thoughts of not a few but the many. I hope you will become active in the Saving Cinderella network and contribute to the project of growing this network of concerned members. All input is more than welcome.

    Visit the Saving Cinderella community...