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Trauma Recovery Mentor & Advocate:
Empowering Survivors of Complex Trauma to Heal

Through Community, Resources, & Support

Thanks for being here! I'm excited to share the resources and tools that have helped me heal complex trauma.

You are not alone. You make sense. Healing is possible.

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Complex Trauma Recovery Resources Shared Through A Survivor Lens

1:1 Survivor Wise Mentorship

Mentorship is a survivor-driven program that provides access to trauma-informed, science-backed recovery tools delivered through the lived experience and story of a person who has used them herself to heal - the mentor.

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Listen to podcasts where I share my experience living with and healing complex trauma.

Here's a quick peek of what is available in the OWL Survivor Shop!

You will find resources, written by a survivor for survivors, 

around emotional regulation, shame resilience, befriending your body, and more!

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Instagram Account: @breakingdowncptsd

Being a part of a healing community is essential to my recovery journey. Sharing my story with other survivors and hearing their stories in return gives me hope that I can heal from the abuse and trauma I suffered. I am not alone. I share my story on Instagram to bring awareness, education, and resources to the issues complex trauma survivors are facing and to build a community of support, compassion, and hope.

Donate to the Breaking Down CPTSD community and support the growth of resources, offerings, and support of complex trauma survivors.

In addition to providing resources for complex trauma survivors, my account highlights my ability to write and design meaningful social media content for a targeted audience. If you are interested in collaborating on a project or would like to inquire about fees for custom content creation, please contact me.

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Sara is a complex PTSD survivor, recovery advocate, and mentor. Through her Instagram platform @breakingdowncptsd, she shares resources and tools for trauma recovery in the context of her own healing story. Using her background in biology and education, she breakdowns trauma and trauma recovery into accessible and relatable packets of information. She has over five years of experience working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector with organizations dedicated to the prevention and healing of sexual abuse and other trauma. Her personal research and lived experience give Sara a valuable perspective on the psychological and neurobiological impact of trauma which makes her a valuable advocate for complex trauma recovery and survivors. Another way Sara advocates complex trauma recovery is through storytelling. She has published multiple pieces, including "Storytelling and Identity: Writing Yourself Into Existence" and "#MeToo and #NowWhat: A Conversation with Karen Brown".

Sara Aird received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a minor in Spanish, and a Secondary Education Certification from Utah State University. She received the Writing Certificate of Completion from Salt Lake Community College in Fall 2020. She has completed training through the Internal Family Systems Institute to become IFS Informed. She is currently training to become a NARM-Informed Professional (NeuroAffective Relational Model for Complex Trauma Recovery). Sara has over five years of experience working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector with organizations dedicated to the prevention and healing of sexual abuse and other trauma. 

Sara lives in Utah with her husband and three kids. She enjoys puzzles, traveling with her family to national parks, podcasts, and Dr. Pepper. 

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