Arrowyn Ambrose is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, Certified Council Trainer, Certified Teaching Artist, and Certified Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator. She has studied Viola Spolion’s long-form organic improvisation and creative writing. With a background in the creative and performing arts, Arrowyn believes in the healing power of story and is passionate about ethical storytelling.
Arrowyn began her career as the Program Director of The Young Storytellers, a theatrical writing and production program for elementary-aged children, drafting their creative writing curriculum and creating training protocols for hundreds of volunteers. In 2013 she created Story Tribe, a responsive and powerful social-emotional program that uses improvisational games, poetry, personal narrative, and Council process to create “pockets of compassion” where high school students, at-risk youth, teachers, and administration can practice compassion, connection, and courage.
More recently, Arrowyn has taken her work inside probation camps, prisons, educational settings, and social-justice organizations. She is currently on staff with The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, where she weaves The Resilience Toolkit and Council into arts programs for the LA Department of Mental Health, incarcerated youth, and people on probation and in recovery.
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.
Arrowyn holds Active Certification as a Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit and loves working with both individuals and groups.
She is obsessed with tsunamis and rogue waves (because she dreams of them so often) as well as quantum physics (not that she really understands any of it) and strives to be the best mom and co-parent she can be. She has always joked that the title of her memoir should be, “What I Lack in Technique, I Make up for in Enthusiasm”
Work with Arrowyn:
- The Resilience Toolkit
- Somatic Experiencing – Beginning Student
- Individual Initial Session | 75 minutes | $175
- Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $150
- Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $75