Areas of Expertise

Linda is an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and specializes in trauma-informed care and compassion fatigue resilience skills.

She assists internationally renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, with his private small group psychotherapy workshops aimed at healing attachment trauma. She has a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on the neurobiology of attachment and trauma.

Linda has studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Havening, Internal Family Systems, and structural dissociation of the personality. Linda has worked in Fairbanks, AK with those recovering from addiction, trauma, and mental illness. She is passionate about yoga, meditation, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.



Keynote Speaking & Public Presentation Events

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Connecting with the community is an important part of Linda's work. Below are some examples of where she has taught in the past couple of years.
2021

Headspace. Content creator.

PESI UK, 2 nd Annual International Women and Trauma Conference.

Unnameable Losses: The Ambiguous Grief of Adult Children of Refugees. https://web.cvent.com/event/7c...

Dr Cathy Malchiodi & Collectively Rooted’s Collective Grief & Trauma Conference. Unnameable Losses: The Ambiguous Grief of Adult Children of Refugees. https://www.linda-thai.com/unn...

Dr Cathy Malchiodi’s yearlong expressive and embodied approaches to Reimagining Resilience and Self-Restoration. Somatic Experiments with the Core Wounding of Existence. https://www.collectivelyrooted...

Thomas Hübl’s Collective Trauma Summit. The Gift of Orienting Towards One’s Pain & Suffering: Soul-filled Stories from an Adult Child of Refugees. https://ltcts--thomashuebl.thr...

University of Toronto. Learning Without Borders. Settler Colonialism & Pedagogies of Oppression (Liberation), semester course. Guest lecturer.
https://www.seedsforchange.ca/...

California Institute of Integral Studies. Trauma Therapy, semester course. Guest lecturer.
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s Education Support Staff Association: In-Service Day. Beyond ACES: Historical & Intergenerational Trauma and the Racialized Body. Beyond ACES: Adult Children of Traumatized Parents.

Fairbanks Native Association’s Youth & Young Adult Services: Sponsored Zoom classes for the general community about trauma-informed care, healthy boundaries, effective communication, empowered relationships, laughter yoga, techniques for self-regulation and co-regulation.

Asian Mental Health Collective panelist, From Monolith to Mosaic: Repainting the Asian Diaspora.

Asian Mental Health Collective panelist, Redefining Wellness: Mental Health & The Environment.

Transformasians - Virtual Conference by Asian Mental Health Collective. Culturally-relevant somatic mindfulness practice.

2020

Fairbanks Youth Summit, keynote speaker: Historical Trauma of Colonization
n Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Nursing Education Department: Weekly classes in trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue resiliency and secondary traumatic stress, mindfulness

Alaska Resilience Initiative for the Alaska Children’s Trust: Integrating Storytelling when working with Alaska Native individuals and communities.
n Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s Education Support Staff Association: Weekly classes in trauma-informed care and communication skills
n Fairbanks Native Association Board of Directors: Trauma-informed care trainings

Anderson Fire Department: Acute Stress, Vicarious Trauma and PTSD trainings

Bread Line Inc. : 90 minute x 10 weeks series of classes for Bread Line staff and any interested members of the Fairbanks care-giving community focused on compassion fatigue resiliency: education, skills, community-building.

Fairbanks Native Association’s Youth and Young Adult Services: Sponsored Zoom classes for the general community about trauma-informed care, healthy boundaries, effective communication, empowered relationships, laughter yoga, techniques for self-regulation and co-regulation

Fairbanks Yoga: Meditation classes and Myofascial Release workshops

Hangover Free Brunch, sponsored by Recover Alaska. Yoga, inspiration, and a daily meditation.

Spruce Roots Dental, Annual employee appreciation retreat. Work-Life Balance & Self-Care.

National Education Association, Alaska Chapter, month-long annual conference. Body Hacks to Calm the Nervous System. Resilience Upon Re-entry. The Five C’s of Mask-Wearing.

Alaska Afterschool Network (a division of the Alaska Children’s Trust) Annual Conference. Productivity Hacks to Enhance Work-Life Satisfaction.

Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s Experiencing the Body Keeps the Score workshop. Stuck in Survival: Somatic Experiments Towards Embodied Safeness.

University of Alaska Fairbanks: University-wide trauma-informed care trainings open to all staff and students.

2019

Fairbanks Native Association: Building Resiliency in our Grandchildren

Kaltag Community Wellness Day: Laughter, Movement & Storytelling

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Nursing Education Department: Weekly classes in trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue resiliency and secondary traumatic stress, mindfulness

Pacific Rim (for Fairbanks Wellness Court participants): Trauma, Addiction & Healing

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s Education Support Staff Association: In-service day. 2 x half-day trainings in ACEs, trauma responses, self-care and nervous system regulation
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Sample of Linda's Trainings

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