Trauma Resources International, 501-c3

Restoring Embodied Social Justice, Inciting Global Social Change, and Promoting and Upholding Planetary Rights

Our Mission

Trauma Resources International (TRI) has expanded its mission. Originally established to support human rights programs in disaster zones and complex humanitarian emergencies, TRI now promotes human rights, animal rights, and planetary rights. TRI recognizes the inter-connectedness of all life: One, two, three or four legged; finned, rooted, winged, tailed, earth, ocean and sky dwelling—we thrive when we all live in reciprocity. TRI is project specific, meaning we partner with local programs, organizations, partners, by their request, and support their local work through a global web of relationship. To see our current projects, click here.

Diversity , Equity and Justice Commitment:

Restorative Resources Training & Consulting; Trauma Resources International & Amber Gray Movement Therapies are committed to creating a learning community where diverse perspectives are welcome, respected, & encouraged. Diverse perspectives enrich clinical skills & support our shared humanity through strengthening our capacity for empathy, self-compassion/compassion, reflection, respectful communication & action, reciprocity & belonging. We welcome feedback that promotes diversity, equity & justice in course materials & in course learning & sharing.

Recent Updates


The HeArt of Resilience at the “Embodying Resilience” Summit
July 11, 2021
Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray

Resilience is often referred to as something we build. Resilience is actually a process that derives from, and supports, relationship, connection, and engagement. Those of us who directly steward the restorative process for survivors of trauma are exposed to stories, histories, and emotions that impact our own well-being and worldview and can amplify our own suffering. This presentation offers a reframe on Resilience as an emergent process that is relational, creative and embodied, and centers socio-cultural and socio-spiritual approaches to individual and communal resilience drawn from the presenters experience in conflict, post-conflict and disaster zones in a diversity of cultures.

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Expressive Arts Psychotherapy and Trauma: Sensory-Based and Somatic Approaches to Trauma Treatment
May 11, 2021
Presented by Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT & Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray

Join renowned somatic and expressive arts therapy and traumatic stress experts, Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, and Amber Elizabeth Gray, PhD as they discuss how we can address these impacts with clients, and ourselves, through innovative sensory-based, somatically oriented, expressive arts approaches.

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Roots, Rhythm, Reciprocity: Polyvagal-informed DMT for Trauma
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Presented by Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray

This one-day workshop on Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy is an embodied introduction to the effects of traumatic experiences on the human body and our human experiences — from the individual to the collective.

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Trauma & the Moving Body: A Polyvagal-informed Dance Movement Therapy Approach for Clients & Therapist
April 9-11, 2021
Presented by Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray

This course provides theoretical, scientific, and contemplative rationale for the use of dance movement therapy with traumatized clients, and as a measure of protection, self care, and increased compassion.

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Keynote Address

Restoring Core Rhythmicity: Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy with Survivors of Collective Trauma

Presented by Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray & Dr. Stephen Porges

March 13, 2021
Day 3 of the Collective Grief & Trauma Conference

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Embodied Social Justice Certificate Program

April 12 – June 30, 2021

The Embodied Social Justice certificate program is a 3-month online program that explores how we embody unjust social conditions, how oppression affects our relationship with our body, and how we can harness the body’s wisdom in making our social justice work more grounded, responsive, and sustainable.

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ISMETA: Engaging Embodiment Conference

Amber has been invited to present as a Special Guest at this upcoming online conference, Engaging Embodiment: Somatic Applications for Health, Education & Social Justice March 3-7, 2021.

This timely conference, organized by ISMETA, brings together more than 80 of the world’s leading Somatic Movement professionals to share how our work in Somatic Movement impacts Health, Education and Social Justice.

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The HeART of Adaptability: Polyvagal Informed Practice for Mental Health Clinicians

Thursday, February 25
8:00 – 9:30 PM ET

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The Dance of Interoception: A Path for Truth to Power

Amber is presenting her Right To Embody work again at the Embodied Social Justice Summit.

Join her Saturday, January 30th at 6 PM EST/US for “The Dance of Interoception: A Path for Truth to Power”.

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The Potent Edge: A Creative Arts Solstice Ritual for Therapists

Part of the Kint Institute’s Virtual Training Series, this two hour virtual ritual will equally honor dark and light through a reflective creative process. This ritual offering is an opportunity for therapists, healers and anyone confronting the suffering of others through their work to gather in a shared liminal space.

Register for this workshop here.


Radical Freedom: A Continuum Approach to The Restorative Process with Survivors of Trauma

A free & online Embodied Yoga immersion on November 21, 12-1:15 pm ET.

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Dreamscape: A Continuum Moving Inquiry

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 1:00-6:30 PM CT

WHERE: Zoom

Gathering wisdom about body knowing through our own deep listening in a breath, sound and movement- scape, this 1 day introduction to Continuum is inspired by earth, ocean, and a vast field of stars, inside and around us.

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Spiralling Inward: Interoception as a Dance and Somatic Movement Therapy Practice and Process

Learn more about Amber’s online event through the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia on September 27, 2020.


Human Movement Conference

October 2, 2020

“Bathing the Bones: An Introduction to Continuum” & “Continuurhythm®”

Learn more about Amber’s offerings at the Human Movement Conference here.


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