Pastoral Master Class in Trauma-Mitigation & Resiliency

Grief has been my greatest, hardest teacher, the one who demanded expansion of my compassion, my empathy, and my drive to serve. Grief taught me the extraordinary power of sacred wounds; that acknowledging and honoring pain is what ultimately allows for the conversion of suffering into wisdom that is useful, both for me and others.

Dr. K        

Sat on the Rocks

For leaders of spiritual communities, tending to personal, emotional, and spiritual resilience is an imperative, and has increased urgency in times such as these. Bearing witness to the pain and trauma of others takes its own toll. This Master Class is an opportunity to center in the Holy with others who are also engaged in this work, and expand capacity to shelter, support and nurture self and others.

Real-time trauma mitigation and resiliency building is the most effective way to retain calm and focus in times of crisis and to prevent the embodiment of toxic stress and vicarious trauma.

This three-day, experiential learning opportunity is a deep dive into trauma: what it is, how it develops, and the multivariate ways it “shows up.” Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing a full range of proven trauma- mitigation and resiliency building tools and techniques.

This course will explore:

  • The history and nature of trauma

  • Trauma-Informed principles and the components of a trauma informed environment 

  • Multivariate types of trauma including ACEs, primary, secondary, vicarious, racial, community, institutional, educational, intergenerational and epigenetic

Participants will learn and practice:

  • How to recognize and mitigate trauma

  • The multivariate ways in which trauma can "show up" in self and others

  • How to move interactions toward Healing-Centered Engagement

  • How to co-create safe and courageous spaces for our own healing and that of others

  • The Stress-Trauma continuum to build resiliency in ourselves and communities​


Participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of the stress-trauma continuum

  • Understanding that the experience of stress and trauma is universal, and that all of us benefit from mitigation

  • Recognition and expanded capacity for providing real time trauma mitigation

  • Lodestar tools for mitigating trauma and supporting resiliency in self and others



Cost:    $895.00

Dates:   January 26, 27, 28th 2021 from 9:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m. Central Time

Course Facilitator: Lodestar Founder & CEO, Dr. Kemia Sarraf


Dr. K is a recognized expert in the field of trauma, trauma- mitigation and the neuroscience of resilience.

She completed her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine.

As a Registered Corporate Coach and SAMHSA Certified Trauma Informed Trainer, Dr. Sarraf’s Trademarked Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Mitigation strategies help professionals in any field move confidently through important transitions, or to find solid ground in times of professional crisis.

Pastoral Master Class in Trauma Mitigation & Resiliency
As the tridemic of COVID, racism, and political upheaval stretches into months of uncertainty, pain and loss, people are stretched beyond their capacity - emotionally, physically and spiritually. Join us for three days of fellowship, restoration, growth & learning
Jan 26, 9:00 AM CST – Jan 28, 3:00 PM CST