Cristien Storm, M.A., MHC | Mental Health Counselor
"Breathe in, breathe deep...a lifetime is too long to sleep."  Steve Von Till
How I Can Help You Trainings
I provide trainings for non-profits, small businesses, collectives, and other groups.  With over twenty years of experience facilitating workshops, I tailor trainings to meet the needs of each group.

Current Trainings Offered:
  • Boundary Setting and Conflict Resolution
  • Regeneration On The Front Lines: A training for activists to increase resiliency, and identify, heal from, and prevent secondary trauma in human rights/social justice work.

Trainings are offered on a regular basis through my office.  You can also set up an in-service for your group or organization. Trainings are available on a sliding scale.

Training Bio:
Cristien has over two decades of experience in community work on anti-violence, social change, and human rights issues.  She is a founding member and former Executive Director of Home Alive, a Seattle based non-profit that provides self defense classes within an anti-oppression framework.  As a facilitator, Cristien has developed community based anti-violence curricula that addresses the broad scope of how violence, trauma, abuse, and secondary trauma inform the structures of our relationships, our organizations and our progressive movements.

Cristien was also a Researcher and Cultural Organizer for the Northwest Coalition For Human Dignity.  NWCHD worked to expand civil and human rights and end malicious harassment and hate violence by supporting grassroots human rights efforts to vigorously challenge both the ideology and the activities of hate groups, the radical religious right, and other anti-democratic organizations or movements.

In addition to providing trainings, Cristien is a writer and therapist with a private practice in Seattle.  She also runs If You Don’t They Will, a Seattle partnership providing support for communities responding to hate.

Workshop Descriptions:
Boundary Setting, Self-Care & Social Change: The workshop offers practical skills grounded in anti-oppression analysis.  Participants practice boundary setting strategies while attending to larger social and political contexts that deeply inform how we take care of ourselves.

Building Bridges between Self-Care & Radical Social Change:  By linking boundary setting and cultural organizing, the workshop highlights the centrality of culture to radical social movements’ imaginations of liberation. It considers the profound impact art, music and culture have on how people and communities heal from violence, resist oppression, and work towards social justice.

Cultivating Resiliency - A 4-week Skills building Series

Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30

Fall session: Sept 26th-Oct 17th 2013
Winter session: Jan 9th-Jan 30th 2013

Columbia City Church of Hope
Fireside room
3818 South Angeline Street
Seattle WA 98118

This 4-week series will focus on developing skills and tools for moving through distressing and overwhelming emotions. With a focus on mindfulness and building our inherent resiliency, participants will explore ways to manage triggers, regulate emotions and develop self-care strategies.

The series is focused on individual skill development within a framework that acknowledges the complexities of oppression, power and privilege and is grounded in politicized healing work.

Cost: $150/ 4 week series, choice of fall or winter series
Payment plan options and limited partial scholarships are available.

New! 8 hours of CEU’s available for social workers and mental health counselors.

To register or for more information please contact:

Jed Lin, LICSW
Cristien Storm, LMHC 206-769-3160

About the facilitators Jed Lin MSW and Cristien Storm LMHC

The facilitators bring extensive experience in community mental health, anti-oppression and anti-violence work rooted in understanding how violence, trauma, abuse and secondary trauma influence the structures of our relationships, our organizations and our progressive movements.

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