Arrowyn Ambrose is an Advanced Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit and the Community Program Coordinator at Lumos Transforms. She is a Certified Teaching Artist and a Certified Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator. She has studied Viola Spolin’s long-form organic improvisation, creative writing, addiction, and group dynamics. With a background in the creative 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, parenting, and social justice.
Arrowyn began her career as the Program Director of The Young Storytellers, 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 circle process to create “pockets of compassion” where high school students, youth impacted by the system, teachers, and administration could practice compassion, connection, and courage.
Other work took her into maximum security prisons, probation camps, and social justice organisations to work with marginalised and often forgotten stories. She is currently on staff at Lumos Transforms in partnership development, clinical services, and communications. She holds Advanced Certification with The Resilience Toolkit and is a Certification Mentor. She works with individuals as well as organisations and systems to effect lasting transformational change.
As a facilitator to vulnerable populations, Arrowyn became deeply attuned to the role trauma plays in all our lives. As such, she seeks to help people learn how to self-regulate and resource so their stories and sharing are more healing and beneficial. Helping someone discover the language of their own body and beginning that therapeutic process brings her great joy and deep meaning.
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 substantial progress. Her memoir should be called “What I Lack in Technique, I Make Up For With Enthusiasm.”
Work with Arrowyn:
- The Resilience Toolkit
- Individual Initial Session | 90 minutes | $175
- Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $150
- Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $75