Arrowyn Ambrose is an Advanced Certified Facilitator and one of the Certification Trainers of The Resilience Toolkit. She is certified as a Teaching Artist, Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator, and Storytelling Circle Facilitator. With a background in creative non-fiction and performing arts, Arrowyn believes in the healing power of story and is passionate about ethical storytelling along with trauma-informed and resilience-oriented recovery from substance misuse and behavior compulsion. Based on her experience of over two decades in recovery, she teaches The Resilience Toolkit for Recovery at Lumos and speaks quite often about the importance of a trauma-informed approach in all recovery programs and healing modalities.
Arrowyn began her career as the Program Director of The Young Storytellers in 2004, a theatrical writing and production program for elementary-aged children. In 2013 she created Story Circles, a responsive and powerful social-emotional program that used improvisational games, poetry, personal narrative, and storytelling circle processes to create “pockets of compassion” where high school students, youth impacted by oppressive systems, teachers, and administration could practice compassion, connection, and courage. Other work took her into maximum security prisons, probation camps, and social justice organizations to work with marginalized and often forgotten stories.
She is currently on staff at Lumos Transforms as the Community Programs Coordinator while also in partnership development, clinical services, and communications. She works with individuals to aid them in long-term recovery as well as organizations to effect lasting transformational change. She has a degree in liberal studies from Antioch University with an emphasis on creative non-fiction, addiction studies, and urban justice.
She is a single mother of a wonderful little person, writes creative non-fiction, and dreams of tsunamis most nights. Lately, there has been a surfboard, which she sees as growth. She has a memoir titled “Deprivation Junky” with a sequel coming out titled “Abundance Whore” based on her transformational experience with The Resilience Toolkit in her personal life.
Work with Arrowyn:
- The Resilience Toolkit
- Individual Initial Session | 90 minutes | $175
- Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $150
- Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $75