Episode 22:

Resilience, Mindfulness, and Healing Trauma

In this episode, David speaks with Anjuli Sherin, author of the book Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World. They discuss the relationship between trauma and resilience in clinical and contemplative practice, the way resilience can be a counter-balance to over-focusing on traumatic stimuli in meditation, and cultural aspects of resilience.

Anjuli Sherin, M.A., LMFT is a Pakistani-American licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, resilience building and cultivating joy. She has 15 years of practice working with immigrant, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim and LGBTQI+ populations. Sherin received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Mary Washington University and her M.A. from CIIS. She has trained and mentored with leading figures in trauma recovery and energy psychology, including Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Staci Haines, and Vianna Stibal. In addition to awards for academic excellence and community service, Sherin received the 2007 Emerging Leader Award from the E-women Network and has been featured in O Magazine as a finalist for the O Magazine/White House Leadership Project. You can learn more about her at: www.anjulisherinmft.com.