Listen: Dealing with depressing news can be challenging. Dr. Joyce Mikal Flynn talks about her work with trauma recovery and offers ways you can cope with some of the horrific events happening in society today.
Joyce Mikal-Flynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of San Francisco, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) credential from the University of California, Davis, a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Sacramento State University, and a Doctor of Education from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years and held faculty positions at: University of California, Davis, Touro University, and Samuel Merritt College. Currently. Dr. Mikal-Flynn is a Professor at Sacramento State University in the School of Nursing.
Instructional and research focus: Trauma Informed Care and Neuroscience. Dr. Mikal-Flynn’s academic, research and clinical concentration involves trauma and use of Metahabilitation© as a clinical pathway to support resilience and guide one toward growth post-trauma. She also lectures on two facets of neuroscience; gender differences in the brain and exercise and brain health.
Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn was a triathlete who passed out during a race, died, and then came back to life. Afterward she wrote a book detailing her journey to recovery, her research on posttraumatic growth, and her trademark rehabilitation process called metahabiliation.