Upcoming Events

See what's coming and how to schedule Sarri to work with your organization

  • Book Talks - Coming this Fall

    Sarri will be reading from her new book Cocoon at various bookstores starting in September
    If you live in the greater Seattle area, please join Sarri at a book reading for the memoir Cocoon. RSVP is required at most locations due to limited seating.
  • November 3 at 6:00 PM: Village Books, Bellingham, WA
  • November 4 at 1:30 PM: Bard’s Boutique, upstairs at Bayview Cash Store - Reading and signing Cocoon (this is the final public reading on Whidbey)
  • November 18 4-6 PM - Sno-Isle Libraries local Whidbey author book sale at Clinton Community Hall, Clinton WA. All my books will be available there.
  • All of my books are available and make great holiday gifts: They can be ordered at your local bookstore or on Amazon.
    Transform Your Boundaries (2014)
    The Mystery of Knowing Journal (2020)
    Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Healthcare and Human Services (2017)
    Cocoon: How one woman started a shelter for teens and found hope along the way. (2023)
  • date TBA: Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds, WA
  • for more information.

Book readings are full of hopeful stories and laughter. The people attending are adding a profound layer of connection and love to each book signing event. Thank you for joining me. I am happy to schedule free virtual 30 minute Q and A with bookclubs who are reading this book - pop me an email if you are interested.
In addition to bookclubs, I would like to see Cocoon reach social worker students and teachers. I’m happy to send you a copy in the US to review to see if it’s a fit for your college class. For other countries, the book is available on all Amazon sites. It can also be ordered for bookstores.
I would also like to see this book make it’s way to human service and healthcare conferences where I can share some lessons I learned about facing overwhelming challenges. If you are interested, let me know. I promise these events will offer your group engaging stories, laughter, and tears. email me for more information.

  • Upcoming Events

  • October 23 - Eastern Washington University MSW Class, virtual Q and A about the book Cocoon
  • October 31 - Interview about Boundaries for the podcast Bitch Sesh recording (I’ll post a link when it’s live)

How To Schedule an Event with Sarri

  1. Review the four topic areas that Sarri offers below

  2. Please fill out this form and our team will contact you.

Sarri speaking at TEDx event

Sarri offers Four Different Topic Areas for Presentations

All About Boundaries Recovery from Overwhelm Therapeutic Trauma Response Team SoulCollage®

All About Boundaries - Sample Topics for Presentations:

Boundary skills help prevent burnout, lower stress, and improve wellbeing - based on Sarri's book Transform Your Boundaries

1. Boundaries, Self-Care, and Sustainability - This is a significant topic for career development and leadership development. This is appropriate for companies that are developing their leaders. It is also helpful for volunteers and large volunteer-dependent efforts (such as Rotarys, Soroptomists and NPO?).

2. Leadership and Boundaries - 21st Century leaders are expected to manage a very complex landscape that requires a depth of skills. Mastering boundaries at every level will help leaders be healthy and allow them to grow healthy, strong teams.

3. Wellbeing and Boundaries - For any group that wants a wellness boost. This is a fun skill-based workshop to increase your personal wellbeing.

4. Transform Your Boundaries® Workshops - interactive 3-5 hours with your team

Recovery From Overwhelm - Sample Topics for Presentations

Learn doable steps to prevent and treat the damaging impact of overwhelm - based on Sarri's book Naming and Taming Overwhelm

1. What is Overwhelm and what can we do about it? - Recognizing overwhelm as more than just a self-care problem. This presentation explains how overwhelm is vast and all around us. Learn strategies for immediate steps to begin recovery.

2. Overwhelm and Leadership - 21st century leaders are facing a crisis with overwhelmed employees, organizations and systems. Learn steps to take to stop the damaging impact of overwhelm.

3. Recovery, Healing and Overwhelm - for health care, human services and educators.

4. Naming and Taming Overwhelm Workshop - interactive 3-5 hours with your team.

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Sarri provided Recovering from Overwhelm workshops for our team of nearly 300 mental health therapists, nurses and psychiatrists. Participants experienced it as deeply validating and normalizing during a very abnormal time. As we head into a particularly challenging time where we expect a greater portion of the population to experience mental health concerns due to the pandemic and social and political unrest, our leaders and teams have a shared framework, tools and skills to create a culture of self care.

For anyone looking to help their teams do the work of caring for others in a sustainable way during a challenging time, I highly recommend Sarri. It was time well spent and we'll be following up by offering her journals to our teammates as gifts.

Maria Coghill - Director, Mental Health and Wellness at Kaiser Permanente Washington

I cannot speak highly enough of Sarri and her programs. She understands first-hand the trauma that clients and staff deal with every day. She answers questions, encourages questions and shares tools to use. She uses humor and makes an incredible connection with people.

Vicci L. Hilty, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Sarri Gilman? presentation was phenomenal. Her thoughtful approach to teaching self-care and boundary setting was engaging from beginning to end. Our network came out of this training encouraged, energized, and equipped with tools to navigate making self-care a priority, setting healthy boundaries and what to do when we have pushback from others in any of these areas. Such a powerful presentation to support our network in the work we do as well as in this time of navigating life during a pandemic.

Washington State P2P is beyond grateful we found Sarri and the work she is doing, we are already looking forward to the next time we can have her attend another training!

Theresa Van Pelt - Parent to Parent Coordinator

Introducing the Therapeutic Trauma Response Team Sarri Gilman and Charlene Ray

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This summer I got a call from an agency that needed support during a traumatic event. The call and the work we did together helped crystalize the need for this service in these times. Those who do the good work serving our communities deserve timely support when there is a crisis. Announcing this new service: The Therapeutic Trauma Response Team

Sarri Gilman is partnering with Charlene Ray to provide emergency trauma and grief support to staff teams in the Pacific Northwest region. There are times in life when we need an immediate support system to guide us through the early stages of loss or trauma; an experienced team that can bring us together to listen deeply, hold space for big emotions, and create a safe and supportive space for whatever needs to be shared.

The Therapeutic Trauma Response Team provides this kind of support for non-profit organizations, school districts, health care settings, emergency responders, and companies.

Sarri Gilman and Charlene Ray are licensed psychotherapists. They have many years of training and experience working with trauma, grief, self-compassion, and crisis support in these settings. They provide a powerful. compassionate, and timely response in individual and small group sessions that starts the process of healing for individuals and the community.

If you would like to learn more, please connect with Sarri . It helps to have your plan in place so you know who to call if there is a traumatic incident.

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Sarri is a SoulCollage Facilitator

Sarri is a SoulCollage® Facilitator and is able to bring to your group or organization this powerful method to discover what you need to support you in your life right now. This fun process always reveals parts of yourself that may have been hidden. We will connect these discoveries to understanding your boundaries and your self-care. You don? have to have any art expertise. You will learn a guided process you can take home with you and do anytime.
This is a fun, addictive, and soul-stirring process!

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