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Dr. Kristen Szabla

SPEAK: Shelter

Dr Kristen Szabla is a neuroscientist, speaker, writer, survivor of incest/commercial sexual exploitation, catalyst for change, and founder of Transforming Pain. With over a decade of experience as a neuroscientist specializing in the neural circuity mediating fear and depression, Dr Szabla has developed a neurobiologic-based approach that has enabled her to positively transform her life to one filled with hope, light, love, and empowerment.
Dr Szabla is an extremely empathic and A passionate leader who is driven to fulfill her mission of transforming pain into authentic power. By redefining and amplifying the conversation surrounding the horror of sexual trauma, as well as other traumatic events, and conveying the deleterious impact of these experiences on the brain, she intends to develop policies to eradicate our societal culture of rape, incest, and trafficking and to transform the powerless to the empowered by teaching neurobiological tools to survivors, as well as to therapists, advocates, volunteers, and case managers, to enable survivors of trauma and those with neuropsychiatric diseases find purpose, meaning, and empowerment.

All Sessions by Dr. Kristen Szabla

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre - Mainstage

The SPEAKers

The lineup for SPEAK: Shelter features 10 incredible talks. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 ADINA LICHTMAN: "A Really Good Hug"
🎤 JENNY LINCOLN: "Seeking Refuge … Inside Out Approach!"
🎤 KATHERINE BELTRAN: "A Journey of Finding Home"
🎤 CHARLES SOLIS, JR.: "Love, Miracles, and the Power of Shelter"
🎤 DR. KRISTEN SZABLA: "Creating a Shelter of Love to Transform Pain into Authentic Empowerment"
🎤 TINA LARSSON: "Overcoming Fear and Embracing Opportunities"
🎤 SUZANNE DUNN: "Unveiling the Power of Shelter: A Journey of Faith"
🎤 JENNY POWERS: "Hiding in Plain Sight: The Burden of Perfectionism"
🎤 VALERIE CHAN: "How Tiger Parenting Helped Me Overcome Real Estate Fraud"