Uplifting Indigenous Communities and Supporting Healing Practices in Healthcare and Education

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In this captivating episode, join us as we dive into the world of speech pathology and holistic healing with a remarkable guest, Nima Novak. A Mohawk Speech Language Pathologist from the Iroquois Nation, Nima brings a unique blend of expertise, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Her extensive experience in marginalized communities, from Indigenous preschool populations in Oxnard to the west side of Chicago, has given her firsthand insights into the profound impact of trauma on speech, language, and fluency development. Nima’s journey to bridge the worlds of healing and science showcases her dedication to somatic therapies, Polyvagal Theory, and Mindful Self Compassion. Tune in to learn how research-based mindfulness practices can effectively manage trauma in the body for both her students and colleagues. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation!

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