Trainings and Presentations

Presentations – Presentaciones

It is the greatest honor to be able to share my approach to trauma, mental health, race, oppression, liberation and healing with the greater public. Over the years I have conducted trainings and presentations on a variety of topics, both on a small and large scale, for city government, non-profits, and the private sector. I am currently available for customized webinars and in-person events either in English or Spanish. Please see below for topics of interests and past-workshop descriptions.

  • Ancestral and Intergenerational Healingheadshot-21
  • Mental/Psychological/Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Compassion Fatigue/Burnout
  • Embodied Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
  • Equity Work
  • Systems Change Work
  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • Latinx Issues
  • Radically Trauma Informed
  • Resilience and Sustainability
  • Self-Care and Collective Care

Es un honor poder ofrecer talleres y presentaciones con el publico. He hecho entrenamientos y presentaciones sobre los siguientes temas. Estoy disponible para nuevas oportunidades. 

  • Auto-Cuidado y Cuidado Colectivo
  • Anti-Racismo y Anti-Opresión
  • Competencia Cultural
  • El Impacto del Trauma
  • Intervenciones Enfocadas en el Trauma
  • Temas Latinxs
  • Resilencia
  • Salud Mental/Psicologica/Emocional y Bienestar
  • Sanación Ancestral y Intergeneracional

Past Workshop Descriptions:

Title: Trauma and Resilience During and After a Global Pandemic

  • Lions + Tigers

This presentation will cultivate a radical understanding of trauma, healing and resiliency. It will discuss broader themes of mental health, the nervous system, and systems of oppression in order to help deepen our individual and systemic sustainability.  Key topics discussed will be: “Old Reality as Traumatic,” “New Reality as Traumatic,” “Embodied Trauma,” and “Cultivating Resiliency”

Title: Resilience and Resistance: A Sustainable Approach to Systems Change Work

  • City of Seattle Human Resources/Wellness Program “Sheds Light on Mental Health”

This webinar will offer an opportunity to explore themes of mental health, healing, resiliency and resistance. It will integrate knowledge about trauma, the nervous system, and embodiment while offering holistic strategies that help cultivate and support sustainability on both the individual and institutional level.

Title: Challenging The Norms of our Clinical Training by Centering Race and Oppression 

  • WSU Clinical Psych Department 

This workshop will delve into how racism and oppression are part of the historical foundations and legacy of the field of psychology. We will explore how our individual and collective identities as clinicians manifest in the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic space often leading to re-traumatization of historically oppressed communities. We will cultivate strategies of self-awareness, embodiment, and distress tolerance in order to work towards our shared liberation and healing. 

Title: Moving Into Embodiment: An Anti-Racism Framework & Approach 

  • Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

This webinar will explore how to cultivate an anti-racist framework while exploring aspects of power and privilege both on the individual and structural level. It will integrate knowledge about trauma & the nervous system in order to help us move into sustainable embodied action and change. 

Workshop Series – City of Seattle Department of Human Resources Learning & Developmental Unit 

Title: Trauma and Healing: A Holistic and Radical Approach 

This webinar will define individual, communal, intergenerational, historical, and racial trauma. It will explore ongoing impacts on the individual, communal and societal levels. As well as incorporate the impacts of COVID19 and the recent social uprisings.

Title: Trauma Informed Responses and Resilience During a Global Pandemic

This webinar will discuss how to cultivate a radical trauma informed response. It will discuss how dominant cultural norms and values impact our mental health and overall wellbeing and guide us in skills to deepen our care for each other through both individual and systemic responses. 

Title: Trauma and Resilience for Equity Workers: 

This webinar will explore trauma and its unique impact on social justice workers. It will offer an opportunity to cultivate different strategies for resilience and sustainable engagement in systems change work.

Title: Boundaries as Sacred 

  • Northwest Education Access 

This radically trauma informed workshop incorporates an anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens in understanding and setting personal and professional boundaries. 

Workshop Series: Cultivating Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus 

  • City of Seattle Community Police Commission

Webinar Title 1: Cultivating Awareness

Exploring the stages of grief and loss, common experiences of grief and loss during COVID-19,  and providing psycho-education on emotions and techniques on how to embrace these.

Webinar Title 2: Crisis and the Nervous System

Exploring the nervous system, fight/flight/freeze response, the impact on our resiliency and  immunity, and the relevance to COVID-19 as individuals and systems.

Webinar Title 3: Trauma a Holistic Overview

Defining individual, communal, intergenerational and historical trauma and exploring ongoing  impacts on the individual, communal, and societal levels. 

Webinar Title 4: Cultivating Trauma-Informed Responses and Resilience

Cultivating a trauma response rooted in empathy, kindness, and generosity, building resiliency,  and promoting abundance mindset. 

Title: Community Engagement: Leading with a Trauma Informed Lens 

  • NACOLE Conference

This workshop will guide the collective through trauma informed best practices and how they intersect with Community engagement; with a special focus on what we can expect and how to best prepare for post COVID engagements. Participants will receive strategies and process frameworks to begin engaging their own organizations, departments, and senior management on how to shift their engagement approaches and goals in a manner that honors, centers, and acknowledges the incredible impact COVID has had on the Communities we serve.

Title: Healing Self, Healing Generations, Healing Community 

  • Trio Program, Highline Community College

This workshop will explore personal, ancestral, and communal trauma and resilience through a cognitive and somatic lens.  

Title: Immigrant Trauma In the Current Political Context 

  • Goodwill

This workshop will discuss the emotional and psychological impact of the current political climate and immigration system on immigrants, their families, and their greater community; Diana will encourage reflection on privilege and power in order to effectively serve and support individuals and families impacted by the threat of separation, deportation, and detention.

Title: Intersectionality, Race, and Spirituality: Tools for Healing and Liberation

The fields of Psychology, Counseling and Social Work, have largely left us untrained and unprepared to work with changing demographics and across difference. We will explore Whiteness, White privilege, White guilt and White fragility in order to build distress tolerance and increase comfort around these themes. We will learn about the historical context of our work and the links between our field of practice and White Supremacy, Scientific Racism, and Eugenics. We will discuss how clinicians can bring these into the therapeutic relationship and healing spaces, while also building awareness about how not to further re-traumatize clients of color and grow in our comfort around having difficult conversations about identity, race and oppression.

Title: Sistarhood: Building Unity Amongst Young Wom@n of Color 

  • YELL Conference

As Wom@n of color we have been nurtured under a colonial gaze and socialized in a White Supremacist Society. This reality fosters internalized oppression and creates an environment of poor mental health, low self-esteem and self-worth. It also often leads to division, infighting, and increased competition amongst our women. Reclaiming our individual wellbeing is tied to Building Unity through Sistarhood. This workshop will address self-love and healing so that we are able to support each other’s rise and move towards true justice. 

Title: Walking Alongside Undocumented Trauma Survivors 

  • Goodwill

This workshop will provide insight into the experiences of undocumented trauma survivors, while encouraging participants to analyze how our day-to-day interactions play a role in re-enforcing systemic violence; re-traumatizing survivors and limiting access to healing.  The workshop will promote self-reflection on themes of cognitive dissonance, privilege and power, and strategies for ending cycles of oppression.

Title: Social Work and Social Justice Micro-Social Work and It’s Larger Context.

This workshop provides insight into social work and social justice around immigration advocacy. The micro, mezzo, macro effects of illegality on immigrants, their families, and the greater community are explored. The workshop will discuss the impact of trauma on immigrants and their re-traumatization in the mental health field. Suggestions for therapeutic interventions are provided. 

Title: How to be an Anti-Racist Healer

This workshop is an invitation to practice self-reflection and self-awareness in order to begin healing from toxic whiteness. Together, we will explore topics of Race, Racism, Whiteness and White Privilege in a way that will allow you to work through the difficult emotions that tend to come up, increase your comfort around such topics, and help you begin to develop a new perspective on your role in the movement.

Title: Dismantling Oppression in the Therapeutic Space. 

This workshop will lead participants in understanding how therapists can, and often do, play a role in re-enforcing racism and oppression; re-traumatizing people of color and limiting access to safe and healing spaces. The workshop will discuss oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and will promote self-reflection on themes of cognitive dissonance, micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and strategies for dismantling oppression in the therapeutic space.

Title: Exploring Race and Organizational Culture 

This workshop will promote self-reflection on topics of Race, Racism, Whiteness and White Privilege in a way that will allow you to work through the difficult emotions that tend to come up and increase your comfort around such topics. The workshop will discuss oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels in order to develop a new perspective on ending racism in organizational culture and greater society.

Title: Reflecting on Whiteness 101

This event is an invitation to practice self reflection and self awareness in order to begin healing yourself from toxic whiteness. Together, we will explore topics of Race, Racism, Whiteness and White Privilege in a way that will allow you to work through the difficult emotions that tend to come up, increase your comfort around such topics, and help you begin to develop a new perspective on your role in the movement. Join us in the act of re-humanizing ourselves, dismantling oppression and working towards our shared liberation. Please come in love and justice.  

Workshops for the Latinx Community:

Titulo: Nuestro Bienestar y Nuestra Resiliencia COVID19 

  • Alimentando El Pueblo

Serie de talleres sobre el trauma, el impacto de la pandemia, y como reclamar practicas ancestrales y cultivar resiliencia

Titulo: Resistir: Como sanar el trauma, celebrar el autocuidado, y promover la resiliencia individual y comunal. 

  • Casa Latina

En este taller se explorara el tema del trauma, el impacto en nuestra salud mental, emocional, y física y en nuestras relaciones familiares y comunales. Se identificara y promoverá el autocuidado como medio de resistencia y resiliencia.

Titulo: Cultivando Resiliencia en los Tiempos de COVID19 

En este taller se explorara el tema del trauma, el auto-cuidado y cuidado mutuo durante la pandemia. Se proporcionara técnicas de como cultivar resiliencia y sanación  

Titulo: Nuestro Bienestar y Nuestra Resiliencia 

  • Casa Latina

En este taller se explorara el tema del trauma durante la pandemia y como cultivar resiliencia y técnicas de sanación.