Arrowyn Ambrose is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, Certified Council Trainer, Certified Teaching Artist, and Certified Racial Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator. Arrowyn combines her love of story with restorative practices and bodywork to help individuals and organizations build dynamic, unifying ways of being together through deep listening. She insists on infusing connection, compassion, and courage into all her work.
Beginning her career as an actor, Arrowyn discovered a talent for helping people express themselves and connect with others. In 2007 she became the Program Director of The Young Storytellers, a non-profit mentorship program that paired elementary age children with adults who guided them through writing a 5-page screenplay and the professional production of their work. She grew the organization from 15 schools to 50 before leaving to develop her own passion project, Story Tribe. Story Tribe is a responsive and powerful social-emotional program that uses improvisational games, personal narrative, council, and The Resilience Toolkit to create compassionate leadership teams in high schools.
Arrowyn is contracted through Center for Council to teach inmates in maximum-security prisons and social justice organizations the practice of council and to support them through implementation. She also runs Restorative Network Building Circles for different probation camps and LAUSD schools and co-creates re-entry programs for youth using arts integration through The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.
Arrowyn works with groups as well as individuals; helping someone discover the language of their own body and beginning that therapeutic process brings her great joy and deep meaning.
As a Certified Facilitator, Arrowyn currently offers
- Private instruction
- Group instruction
- Conference presentations and speaking engagements
- Location: East Los Angeles
I love working with Arrowyn! She has completely changed my perspective on how my body and anxiety feed off each other and keep me in a negative loop. I have been in therapy for 9 years and needed help in learning how to process the childhood traumas my body was holding on to. My poor body has been neglected my whole life. Now with the tools Arrowyn has taught me, I am learning how to listen to my body and how to nurture myself. Although I would never wish anxiety or trauma on anyone, it is a comfort to work with someone who understands exactly how I am feeling and can relate to how ordinary activities can trigger an overwhelming bodily response. I felt a connection to her the moment I met her. She really gets it. She's been there. And she's a wonderful role model on how to heal yourself and move forward in life. Her compassion and insight are exactly what I needed.