Amber Elizabeth Gray

PHD, MPH, BC-DMT, SEP

Dr. Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray, Executive Director of Restorative Resources LLC, The Kint Institute and her own planetary rights non-profit, Trauma Resources International, is an award winning dance movement therapist, a human rights psychotherapist, a long time practitioner and teacher of yoga, and an authorized Continuum teacher. Amber has worked for 24 years with people who have survived human rights abuses, war and torture. Amber originated Restorative Movement Psychotherapy , the only framework for dance, movement, mindfulness and creative arts therapies with refugees and survivors of torture, and Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement and Somatic Therapies for trauma, based on a deep immersion into Polyvagal Theory. Amber provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on restorative treatment for survivors of relational, social, collective and ancestral trauma. She is an innovator in the field of staff care for first responders in disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies. Her expertise is the integration of creative arts and body-based psychotherapy into “mainstream”, multi-cultural clinical, psychotherapeutic and healing practices, often in low resource contexts. She is a regular conference presenter and keynote speaker, and has authored many peer-reviewed publications on movement therapies and trauma. She regularly leads eco-somatic, “wild-zeness” retreats for survivors of trauma.

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