Michele Rosenthal is an award-winning trauma and PTSD blogger, award-nominated author of multiple trauma/PTSD recovery books, popular keynote speaker and workshop/seminar leader, plus Certified Professional Coach, Certified Hypnotist and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer. For many years Michele hosted a radio program and podcast series dedicated to interviewing the top experts in the fields of trauma, psychology, neurobiology and recovery. A trauma and PTSD survivor herself, Michele affectionately calls her recovery process a “healing rampage.” It worked: Michele achieved 100% recovery. More than a decade later she remains symptom-free and dedicates her professional life to inspiring and assisting survivors in overcoming the effects of trauma, including fear, grief, loss, sadness, anger, agitation, sleep issues, stress and identity loss. She is the founder of HealMyPTSD.com.
Winner of the Mending Broken Survivor Advocate award, in 2015 Michele was also named a finalist for the WEGO Health Activist Hero award. She is a former faculty member of the Clinical Development Institute for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
A dynamic and compelling speaker Michele has appeared across the country at conferences and events for survivors and professionals representing a wide range of traumas, including life-threatening illness, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, child abuse and combat. Her trainings and presentations have been sought by a variety of organizations, including:
Brain Injury Association of Tennessee, Department of Children and Family Services, LunaFest, JFK Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Bethesda Women’s Health Center, Susan G. Komen, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Jupiter Medical Center, Florida Atlantic University, Pasco-Hernandez Community College, Palm Beach County, Wellington Regional Hospital, Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center, South Florida Radiation Oncology and Florida Writers Association.
Awards and Affiliations
AWARDS, NOMINATIONS & HONORS
--Mending Broken Survivor Advocate Award, 2015
--Books for A Better Life Award, Finalist 2012: Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future
--Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist 2012: Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future
--International Book Award, Finalist 2012: Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future
--Poetry in Motion, 2012: “Before the World Intruded” included in the citywide program; Dallas, TX.
--Top PTSD Blog, 2010: HealMyPTSD.com
--Poetry 180, 2004: “Before the World Intruded” included in the national secondary school program.
Heal Your PTSD: Dynamic Strategies That Work
(Conari Press: 2015)
Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity
(W.W. Norton: 2015)
Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future
(Your Life After Trauma: 2012)
International Coaching Federation, Member
National Guild of Hypnotists, Member
Warriors Pathfinder Program, Former Director, Wellness Services
Hope4PTSDVets.org, Advisory Board
St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, Advisory Board
Clinical Development Institute, Timberline Knolls, Former Faculty Member
Fashion Institute of Technology, Former Adjunct Professor
Causes and Organizations
Holistic Health Connections, CEO, Founding Partner
Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, Volunteer