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Dr. Anna Baranowsky is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist, CEO of the Traumatology Institute, Founder and President of the Board at Trauma Practice. She is the author of two books on trauma, numerous courses to help train professionals in trauma mental health and the developer of the Trauma Recovery Program for Self-Guided trauma care. She works with trauma survivors and those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery.

Through her work she believes that when we share, dialogue and feel supported, it provides a powerful foundation for forward movement in our understanding and the care needed. In her own words "I have found that the most profound changes occur when a person truly feels heard and understood - I like to think of it as deeply BEARING WITNESS to life evolving. We can feel incredibly stuck when we live with our fears, stressors and troubles in isolation."

Dr.Baranowsky is the host of the Bear Psychology Show, focusing on bearing witness to Evolving Mood, Mind, Health. Her talks revolve around recovery, relationships, work and life adventures.

She is dedicated to assisting organizations and health professionals who help trauma survivors to ensure a trauma informed lens of care can grow in community health networks. With that vision in 1998, the Traumatology Institute Canada (TIC) was established. TIC has trained thousands of individuals nationally and internationally.

Dr. Baranowsky serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Traumatology and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is recognized by The National Center for Crisis Management. She has published in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and therapeutic relationships (the Silencing Response).

Copyright:  Dr. Anna Baranowsky, 2020

Jan 28, 2019

In this episode Dr. Baranowsky engages with guest speakers Dr. Daniel Fisher and Shontelle Prokipcak, proponents of the E-CPR approach to building real, human connections, strong communities, and a broader life.  


Emotional CPR (“E-CPR”) stands for Connection, emPowering, and Revilatizing. It is a meaningful new approach for dealing with crisis and emotional struggles that was developed by Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Fisher. Using this approach people can learn how to connect with individuals and help them work through their trauma. Dr. Fisher’s approach comes from the belief that ‘everyday emotions are tiny revelations’ and when listeners are present for those revelations it allows them to build emotional connections and support each other. For more information on the use of this method or Dr. Fisher’s work, please visit

Dr. Fisher also wrote a book entitled ‘Heartbeats of Hope: The Empowerment Way to Recover’ in which he discusses his personal journey and the profound impact that E-CPR has had on his practice. You can find it on Amazon here.

The second guest speaker on this episode is Shontelle Prokipcak of MHASO a clinician who brought the training to the Ottawa region in October 2018. She works with Mental Health & Addiction Services of Ottawa (MHASO). For more information on her practice, you can follow this link.

Watch the E-CPR video for more details.


Radio show was aired on on Thursday, August 30, 2018