current research

I'm exploring intersections of brain science, the changing role of the press in a world of disinformation, media literacy, and the social brain in a framework of collective trauma and resilience (2020-21)

I'm studying generative dynamics of resilience in Generation Z youth, fulcrums of adversity and hope, the science of restorative relationship, thresholds for growth, and the elements of co-created supportive networks (2019-21)

Recent Projects

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MEDIA LITERACY

INFLAMED TO INFORMED

An online workshop for news "consumers" to cultivate media literacy, deeper reflective skills, powers of discernment in disinformation culture. What is the role of the press in this current public health in crisis? How can we, as "consumers" not become consumed by news? How can we widen our own lens as news literate citizens? What are our unique vulnerabilities in how we're wired that make us receptive to disinformation, polarization and fear? And how can we cultivate collective resilience? A one-of-a-kind workshop to enlighten, educate, and empower us in a changing media ecosystem. 
 

ED TRAINING

brain imaginasticsTM

Synthesizing cutting-edge findings from multi-disciplinary fields of brain science positive psychology, social-emotional intelligence, education and mindfulness to create the foundational elements of BI, Lu's curriculum combines a powerful blend of teaching, group work, dynamic expressive arts, "unvetted" writing, interactive story-telling, play and improv. Promotes SEL, EQ and pro-social communities of engaged classrooms. For students and teachers. Onsite/Online teacher trainings, student workshops.

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TRAINING

created trauma-informed, resilience-centered community in schools

More than ever, we need to cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. As a trauma education and resilience specialist, Lu guides and facilitates school communities, from leadership to classrooms, to build trauma awareness through science-based practices that promote wellbeing, self-regulation, building a culture of trust and belonging, reducing stress and conflict. Building peace from the inside out. 

8 WEEK COURSE

stress to strength: NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY AS A RESILIENCE-BUILDING skill

Lu guides, teaches, and shares practical insights, exercises, digestible neuroscience, applied science-based tools for promoting emotional agility and cognitive flexibility through proactive resilience-building skills, to navigate uncertainty and chronic stress with less reactivity and more agency, in ourselves, in relationship, in our families, in the workplace, and in our communities.

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