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Mon, Jul 31


Elevate Community Lab

Picking Up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma Finishing School for Modern Women class

Find balance in the aftermath by discovering beneficial skills and new awareness for picking up the pieces and moving beyond trauma.

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Picking Up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma Finishing School for Modern Women class
Picking Up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma Finishing School for Modern Women class

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Elevate Community Lab, 303 S Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202, USA


About the event

Picking up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma with Co-Teacher Janet Maurantonio Federico

This event is open to the public. Registration is $40, Badass Members get $5 off! 

The Finishing School for Modern Women in-depth classes are back!

After a pause of more than three years, in-person Finishing School classes are finally resuming. Getting through the COVID 19 period without the support of community, gathering face-to-face was difficult for all of us. Now we can once again gather to delve thoroughly into a single topic with the help of expert co-teachers, workbooks and badges.

It is only fitting that we spend the first Finishing School class for 2.5 hours on the subject of trauma. 

If you are a card-carrying member of the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance, you get a $5 discount! 

About the event:

Do past experiences make it a challenge to be the person you want to be today? The chance that most people will survive traumatic experiences during their lifetime is, unfortunately, way too common. Yet, people often feel embarrassed or ashamed they can’t “get over” what happened and are unaware it takes fresh insights to get unstuck and move forward. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover the truths about trauma, awareness, and coping techniques to reconnect with your resilience and how to let go and gain perspective to move on to happily ever after.

About the organization:

Finishing School for Modern Women is not your grandmother’s etiquette school. We offer women's empowerment classes to help women grow their authentic selves. Not because we need finishing but because we're never finished. The Finishing School for Modern Women brings together women of all ages to learn from each other how to claim our power in business, finance, communication, and life.

About Jill:

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally. Business development consultant, corporate trainer, Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Wichita State University adjunct professor, Board Member of Camp Innovation Destination, Inc., and Wichita Professional Communicators, zealous volunteer, cultural event enthusiast, rescue poodle-owner, social butterfly.

About Janet:

Janet Federico is a trauma educator, licensed artist, award-winning author, and speaker from Washington, DC, now based in the Midwest. Her art has been on display at the Wichita Art Museum, the Wilson K. Cadman Art Gallery, City Arts, and InterUrban Art House, to name a few. An award-winning author, Janet has been featured in Elephant Journal, Writer’s Digest, and The Mighty.

In 2020, Janet launched Owl Medicine to provide greeting cards and art products for life’s “unspeakable” situations.

Janet is the former Executive Director of Thrive ICT, an organization devoted to providing long-term support to survivors of violence. In her continued advocacy efforts, Janet works to change the conversation around long-term survivorship and to educate others about the reality of living with trauma in the aftermath.

Janet holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and a Master of Business Administration and is a Diamonds Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.

Get a discount on Finishing School for Modern Women classes! 

Badass Women of Wichita Alliance get a $5 discount on all Finishing School tickets with a special coupon code. If you're a Badass Member, you can find the discount code in our group forum. If you aren't a member, what are you waiting for? Learn more here! 

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