Trauma Resources International, 501-c3


Our Mission

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

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.


Listen to Amber on The Nishant Garg Show:

Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray — Movement–Based Therapies, Restoration and Healing, Ceremonies for Healing, Somatic Psychology, Journaling for Processing Trauma, and More (#173)

Information & Registration

Every Inhale Begins With an Uprising: A Right to Embody Playshop
Presented by: Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray
When: November 20, 2021
Where: Berlin, Germany

Information & Registration

Somatic Expeditions
October 6-10, 2021

Somatic Expeditions is a series of conversations and practices with over 10 somatic-awareness experts. Journey through the body into expanded awareness to connect with what’s alive and create new possibilities.

Click here to listen to the interview. 

Roots, Rhythm, Reciprocity: Polyvagal-informed DMT for Trauma
October 9, 2021
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. A combination of basic theory, neuro-scientific evidence and rich, varied somatic, movement, rhythm and dance-based experientials will support participants to integrate this trauma-informed wisdom into their work. Theory and experiential processes will be contextualized through case examples illustrating this work in a human rights framework to support survivors of relational, complex, and collective trauma through an empowerment-based reciprocal alliance..



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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


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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