What if our suffering holds the key to our personal and collective healing?
In her live Trauma as Medicine presentation, Sarah Salter Kelly shares her experience of her mother’s kidnapping and brutal homicide as an inspiring example of how to distill trauma into medicine. With each turn of her tale, participants are moved to believe that nothing is impossible and that they too, can heal themselves.
Sarah’s story takes us beyond the realm of personal healing and into the collective, as she seeks to understand her mother’s murderer. This leads her to the First Nations reserve of his ancestors and real-life immersion in the history of colonization in Canada, systemic racism, and white privilege.
This dynamic talk engages and activates the listeners through her collaborative approach and capacity to inspire. Fearlessly she leads us into the discomfort of our own suffering because she knows this is where we must go if we are going to transform. For our hearts to open, we must discover what we have buried within them. Her work invites you to be with your pain, determine for yourself what you need, and discover the tools to proceed towards wholeness.
Areas of focus include:
- Connecting with your own helping spirits, guides, and ancestors
- Altered states, including Ayahuasca
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Tending to the victim self
- Tuning in to feelings
- Facing fear and building a strong intuition
- Metabolising trauma: digesting and composting the waste, assimilating the gifts
- Facing a perpetrator
- Contemplating forgiveness
- Collective healing
Years of training in spiritual healing and personal growth, as well as a focus on animistic and shamanic traditions, enable Sarah to present a guide to freedom, compassion, and authentic forgiveness. She provides a path into the very life lessons which lie before us: those found at the heart of our trauma.
“Out of the darkest of tragedies, Sarah shares her own story of healing and reconciliation through her powerful talks and workshops, inspiring and motivating others to take the steps towards their own healing path.”
–Sue Hopgood, Consulting Ltd. Engage-RP.com – Alberta Restorative Justice Conference
Each talk is tailored to suit the specific needs of the podcast or organization she is presenting for; some examples of suitable organizations would be those focused on the following:
- Spiritual healing
- Restorative justice groups
- Victim advocates
- Grief and loss
- Social workers
- Shamanism, Energy Healing, Holistic Health
- Plant medicine – specifically the use of psychedelics in healing trauma
Past presentations (2010-2019) include:
Alberta Restorative Justice Conference, Victim Services, Astral Harvest, Immanuel Anglican church, Vang Lutheran Church, Resolution Support Health Services Saddle Lake, Knowing our Spirits Conference, Ma Me O Health services, Kehewin Health Services, as well as Numerous talks, workshops and events scheduled and organized by Sarah.
Talks are available online or pandemic permitting in person. Times range from a 20-minute quickie to a three-hour workshop depending on the needs of your organization. Inquire today