Testimonials

Quotes and Comments from Amber’s Courses:

“Amazing. We want more!”

“I had the pleasure of hearing you speak last Thursday about your humanitarian response and development work in Haiti. Your presentation was really inspiring and I know I could listen to you talk about your experiences for hours.”

“Thank you so much for coming to my class and speaking about your work.  The students loved it and had many good things to say about your visit.  It was especially beneficial for them to hear about how you have created such a meaningful and important professional life. Once again, thank you for being so generous with your time.”

“Thank you very much your wonderful facilitation I learnt a lot especially from your character and wisdom.” 

“Amber – What a significant contribution to the DMT literature you are making with these chapters. You have stretched DMT into new territories and documented your incredible work. Thank you!”

“From where I am sitting in Oxford the psychosocial achievements in Haiti are remarkable and I most grateful Amber for the leadership and support that you have given. 
I am also most grateful for the individual therapeutic support that you have given to specific staff members in difficult circumstances.”

“You did such a great job yesterday. Thank you! I so respect the work you do. You shine your light brightly and for so many.”

“I gained an extensive overview of some of the core ideas in the somatic and creative approach to approach -as well as a great collection of tools to apply to this work…Amber is so knowledgeable and she teaches with great compassion and a humanistic vision.”

“…The course structure, the instructor’s deep commitment, the field of trauma treatment she introduced to the class, were all perfect and wonderful and are deeply appreciated by the students.”

“I learned a lot about working with people in deep stress or trauma. Many ways to work with the body to help people reconnect.”

“The instructor is extremely intelligent, skilled, experienced in the course material; as well as personable and engaged with participants. Very fluid. LOVE HER! SHE’S GREAT!”

“Amber is great…so much knowledge wisdom and knowledgeable and experience and humbleness. I could spend so much more time just listening. I am excited to earn from her; she is empowering.”

“Excellent instruction; very attentive to group needs.”

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and creative…and communicated effectively a dedication to somatic healing.”

“The class was very useful, practical, adaptable to a myriad of clients. The instructor knows what she it talking about, has field experience and tremendous knowledge that I will utilize with any client population that I work with.”

“I learned a lot about the body’s responses to trauma, as well as clinical applications for this knowledge. Amber is knowledgeable and skilled instructor who presented academically and experientially based material. She also held the safety and comfort of the students in mind at all times.”

“[Instructor is] matter-of-fact and clear in communicating issues around trauma, and excellent at group leadership.”

“Where to begin? From different biological models to working cross culturally…differences between grief and trauma, the particular unique components of trauma, ways of accessing, resourcing, supporting, communicating with special populations….I am so incredibly excite by this information. Amber is sharing of her experiences and the potential for his work. I have come to fully recognize how absolutely essential and invaluable this work is. Amber is a phenomenal teacher; she has an absolute wealth of knowledge. She graciously shared this knowledge with us in a solid, understandable manner while giving much honor and respect towards the people she’s worked with and those of us supervising.”

“Amber models a strong self-reflective, experience and well-informed approach to this kind of work. The knowledge she shares is invaluable for working with traumatized children.”

“Amber Gray brings such a wealth of experience to this course. I cannot imagine more informed or more inspiring teacher , given her work with such a wide range of clients (ages, nationalities, traumatic experiences). The essentials of trauma work were amplified well with experiential activities. THANK YOU!”

“I learned volumes about ways to work with children and trauma, about how the brain and our biology interrelate with our relationships to affect functioning, about different multicultural/international issues, and perhaps most importantly that this is what I really want to be doing with my life in the very near future.”

“This class presented a good mix of academic and experiential elements. It provided many ideas for working with clients, and the suggestions for further reading were also very helpful.”

“The instructor has an incredible grasp and presentation of experiential treatment of trauma.”

“She is a great instructor and highly motivating. Amber is sensitive to class needs as well as course material. The spontaneity on the room, was very much alive. The instructor brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.”

“Amber brings a really rich teaching experience to her classes. She’s very comfortable and adapts easily energetically. I think she offers an incredible amount of useful understanding to apply in therapeutic settings.”

“Amber is an incredible teacher and has been invaluable to my training/education. Her experience and creativity in the application and integration of counseling skills has given me the greatest understanding of the work. Her wisdom is a huge asset to the class.”

” I learned a lot about the brain, my spine, and how important they are in order to keep me here on the ground – a vital force. Teaching breathing techniques and grounding techniques are important for working with a person who is traumatized. I also learned a lot about PTSD. Amber is very knowledgeable in this work. I enjoyed her easy going and clear sharing about her work with survivors of trauma.”

“Amber is a motivating, inspiring, and fun instructor. I learned how to utilize natural movement to communicate and allow others to express their core sense of self. I am more aware of my own physical body. I am also more aware of the various opportunities allowed me to do this work internationally.”

“Amber brings a wealth of understanding of trauma/torture/war, multiculturalism and real world experience and practicality. She obviously knows this subject in great depth.”

“Instructor did an excellent job of keeping us on track. Powerful balance of structure and flow; organization and responsiveness to group needs.”

“Amber is a thorough, sincere and excellent communicator, both with content an experiential material.”

“A wealth of practical information from Amber sharing her experience re: how she’s worked s a counselor – this real life experience and wisdom is so valuable to students, especially when integrated with intuition. I learned so much.”

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