About Amy

Amy Rebekah Chavez is a scholar, practitioner, and trainer of trauma - informed and healing centered leadership for perinatal, health, and human services professionals. After twenty years of practicing as a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral therapist, childbirth educator, birth doula, prenatal yoga teacher, community herbalist, and circle facilitator, all with a committed focus to supporting trauma healing and relational resilience. In 2020 Amy began ReStoryative Somatics, a training and facilitation organization to share with other health and human services practitioners. Inside of the doctoral program in leadership and change through Antioch University, Amy enjoyed the experience of weaving her practical lived experiences with the theories and scholarship, deepening her capacity from supporting individuals and couples going through intense change, to supporting groups and organizations to practice more authentic, responsible, and collaborative leadership culture through engaging a trauma-informed approach. Amy is passionate about supporting leaders and those who support others in learning the practice of self-regulation of their nervous systems in service to co-regulation as a leadership practice, and healing intervention, and how this cultivates change on individual systems, and collective systems levels. In 2022 Amy co-founded T.R.I.B.E. Trauma and Resilience-Informed Birth Education Perinatal and Parenting Co-operative, where she is currently training the first cohort of 21 interdisciplinary perinatal and parenting support practitioners in trauma informed care, healing centered practices, and collaboratively creating content for community education for parents, and continuing education for professionals.