Mind & Soul

Begin your year with mindful tools to help you set the foundation for 2021.


At The Trauma Club we know mindfulness is a powerful tool for sitting with uncomfortable feelings and holding traumatic experiences gently. We chose to start the year with a focus on mind & soul  because how we relate to our thoughts influences how we relate to everything else. 

This Month


  • two online workshops on mindfulness and trauma hosted by our expert, Erin McCarthy

Circle Time:

  • one group discussion on mindfulness and trauma hosted by our founder and clinical director, Shannon Moroney

Open Studio:

  • one community space to explore mindfulness through art, hosted by our art therapist, Amelia Hutchison

Journal Prompts:

  • 5 printable journal pages with prompts to help you deepen you understanding  of mindfulness, created by our expert


  • emails to start your week with a dose of inspiration or wisdom from our expert

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February Expert-in-Residence

Erin McCarthy, PhD. 

For over two decades, Erin has used evidence-based mindfulness and meditation techniques to help children, youth and adults find inner calm and to develop coping strategies for stress and trauma. After completing her undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy at Trent University, she went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, comparing western and eastern views of the self. A professor of philosophy at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, since 2000, Erin now divides her time between her work as a scholar-teacher on campus, a conference keynote speaker, an author, a workshop facilitator, and one-on-one coach. Her teaching and writing bring together eastern and western philosophies and practices to cultivate human flourishing, joy, and ease for individuals and communities.

Passionate about education, social justice and parenting, Erin is a member of the University of Ottawa’s Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies and Ottawa Mindfulness. She was recently made a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. Let Erin help you release fear, self-judgment and anxiety and enjoy life more.

Erin lives in Ottawa with her husband and twin girls.