TedX speaker and author, Amy Oestreicher joins the flight crew to discuss gratitude and empowerment. These are essential keys in recovery from PTSD which can be triggered by trauma, tragedy and abuse. With an abundant outlook and a grateful heart, anything is possible – and Amy is not only living proof but she has a passion for sharing these tools with survivors from all segments of trauma.
Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, survivor, award-winning actress, and playwright, sharing the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking. As the creator of the Gutless & Grateful, her one-woman autobiographical musical, she\’s toured theatres nationwide, after it\’s NYC Broadway-World nominated debut in 2012. along with a program combining mental health advocacy, sexual assault awareness and Broadway Theatre for college campuses and international conferences. Her original, full-length drama, Imprints, premiered at the NYC Producer\’s Club in May 2016, exploring how trauma affects the family as well as the individual. To celebrate her own “beautiful detour”, Amy created the #LoveMyDetour campaign, to help others cope in the face of unexpected events. “Detourism” is also the subject of her TEDx and upcoming book, My Beautiful Detour, available December 2017. As Eastern Regional Recipient of Convatec’s Great Comebacks Award, she\’s contributed to over 70 notable online and print publications, and her story has appeared on NBC\’s TODAY, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Washington Post, among others. She has devised expressive arts, storytelling and health workshops for conferences nationwide, and is
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