Trauma: Processing the Past to Thrive in the Future

Lisa Hamp shares her personal journey to recovery after surviving the Virginia Tech Shooting that took place on April 16, 2007. She recalls the post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, and nightmares that she experienced and how that evolved to an eating disorder as a coping mechanism. Lisa shares her perspective on how to cope with and navigate post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. She shares how to safely process uncomfortable emotions so that she can be a voice for others who have experienced trauma. Through her motivational and inspirational presentation, she shares a variety of difficult, but powerful lessons she has learned since that tragic day in 2007 at Virginia Tech. She provides her unique perspective on PTSD, trauma, counseling, recovery, and self-care.