"The Trauma Brain Project is a catalyst for change..."
                                                       (Ann Marie Collier, M.D.) 

The Trauma Brain Project is a unique theatrical narrative that explores the effects of PTSD resulting from childhood sexual abuse, and the myriad ways in which its symptoms present — symptoms that are too often unacknowledged, misunderstood, misdiagnosed.

"...an unforgettable night of theater."
 

 Shannon Lower, Marsha Mason and Jessica Grové, Jerry Orbach Theater, NYC (April 9, 2018)

Shannon Lower, Marsha Mason and Jessica Grové, Jerry Orbach Theater, NYC (April 9, 2018)

By sharing one woman's story — a decades-long journey through three stages of life — of childhood seizures, inexplicable physical symptoms, hidden trauma, PTSD and ultimate healing through somatic trauma release work, The Trauma Brain Project portrays how early trauma can rewire the brain and impact the body in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.

"Tonight for the first time I heard my story from someone else's mouth...."
 

 Patricia Gibson, MSSW, DHL, ACSW and Jane Wilkens, Ph.D.

Patricia Gibson, MSSW, DHL, ACSW and Jane Wilkens, Ph.D.

Wherever possible, the theatrical presentation is followed by discussion with a panel of experts, composed of neurologists, somatic therapists and other trauma experts. The Trauma Brain Project is designed to leave the audience with information, tangible resources and a heightened awareness of the need for a broader public discourse about this very important issue.

                 “...spectacular and powerful... skillful and thoughtful execution of
such sensitive content. I was riveted from start to end.” 
(Sylvia Corcoran, LCSW, MCEd)

 Jessica Grové, Shannon Lower and Mimi Bessette, Kibbitznest, Chicago (October 2017)

Jessica Grové, Shannon Lower and Mimi Bessette, Kibbitznest, Chicago (October 2017)

To date, The Trauma Brain Project has been performed at both CME and CEU events for the medical and psychotherapy communities, as well as for lay audiences in Houston, Chicago and New York City.

 



We hope you will be inspired to join the conversation.
"There are so many of us...."

"So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way..."
                                                                       (Joni Mitchell)