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R.I.S.E. Leadership Training

Thank you for taking the time to share with my classes last week! Their response to your visit was overwhelming. UCLA is a university that values empirical scientific evidence above all, our student rarely encounter experts in the field who are actually on the front-lines, so it’s no surprise to me that they were deeply affected by you and your story! Real world experience is just as valuable as what is happening in the lab.

Bonnie, G. Ph.D., UCLA's Department of Psychology

Tif, your training today was outstanding. Your powerpoint, your delivery, and the content and pace were all spot-on. I felt very moved by many of the stories you shared and the photos that went along with the stories. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sonia, Northwest Maritime Center

Three Guiding Truths

We’ve extensively studied the neurology of relationships through the research of Bruce Perry, Dan Siegel, John and Julie Gottman and Brene’ Brown. Their powerful work led me to uncover 3 guiding truths that transformed the way we parent and ultimately the way I interact with every person I encounter.

What we found was a new understanding and appreciation for the importance of safe, authentic human connection.

These three important truths changed my life, and I hope they’ll change yours too.


Early trauma physically changes the developing brain.


Kindness and compassionate responses soothe the nervous system.


Our idea of community needs to be re-defined, it needs to adapt, because compassionate relationships heal trauma.
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