“Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.”
Hello, my name is Samantha E.Stepleton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Human Givens Trainee. I have been studying trauma and the impact on the brain and body for the last seven years. Not until I found the Human Givens organization did I feel comfortable working with people who have experienced childhood trauma.
Learning from many of the “power houses” in the world of trauma, I have searched to find a modality that made sense to me. After completing the training, I became determined to bring the Human Givens to the United States. Because it is a combination of several different modalities, it often feels familiar and easy to understand (and implement) for both the client and practitioner. The Human Givens is grounded in the knowledge that if our needs are met, we will live a balanced, content life.
In lives that have experienced a traumatic event, we now understand that brains can change. Although, human beings were designed to survive/thrive through trauma, at times, we get stuck. It does not matter why, but it does matter how it is addressed. I am absolutely passionate about getting social workers, teachers, front line foster care workers, and anyone who works with humans the training they need to move traumatized individuals to a place of healing. We can save money, time, and, the most precious of all, human potential if people are treated as soon as trauma is identified.
A traumatic event, a period of depression, an anxiety you’ve had since you can remember, has formed the person you are today. We can use all of our experiences to our advantage. Sometimes we just need to be shown how to use them.
I graduated with a masters degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work in Chicago, and live in Los Angeles via Mexico City and Houston. I look forward to meeting you.
"It is never too late to start and now is great place to begin." ~ Samantha Stepleton