Heather is the founder of Heather Tuba Trauma-Informed Coaching & Support Services for Partners, the closed Facebook support group Partners to Survivors with Complex Trauma, and author of the resource guide For the Partners of Childhood Trauma Survivors. She brings a unique combination of personal experience as a spouse of a survivor and trauma-informed training to create one-of-a-kind resources and supports for partners and survivors.
Heather is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach with the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches and a Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner with the Attachment & Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Winnipeg.
Heather is Director of Coaching Development and an Advanced Course Instructor with the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches and serves on the board of directors.
At heart, Heather is a connector, an educator and an advocate, who desires to help the public, survivors, partners, families, and clinicians better understand the impact of trauma on individuals and families. She frequently appears as a guest on trauma-related podcasts and blogs and is a monthly contributor to the Canadian advocacy organization, Coming Forward.
- For the Partners of Childhood Trauma Survivors: How to Survive & Thrive While Living with Your Partner’s Traumatic Past
- Trauma-Informed Definition List. Resource used by Attachment & Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing
- Anna O: A Role Model in the Time of Trump. Blog post used as training resource Cis’ters UK.
- Parenting with PTSD, guest blog
- Beyond Your Past, Communication Tips for Partners, guest podcast
- Beyond Your Past, Supporting the Spouse and Family of Abuse Survivors, guest podcast
- Autism Blueprint, guest podcast
- Trauma Recovery University, guest speaker
- #SexAbuseChat, guest
- World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day Summit 2017, guest speaker
“Heather is a powerhouse of intellect, compassion, and thoughtfulness and has created multiple rich resources. Through her dedication to serving Partners of Survivors of Complex Trauma, she offers, long overdue, support and guidance for those that are so regularly dismissed and underserved by therapists everywhere. She knows intimately the value of Partners supporting their survivor mate’s profound struggles the heal, and the extraordinary suffering Partners experience in their efforts.”
Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT
“Heather Tuba is a warm, caring person who quickly makes you forget you’re talking to a coach, and feels more like a friend. I had the pleasure of interviewing her for my podcast, Autism Blueprint, and I enjoy the insights I gain from her blog. Her ebook, For the Partners of Childhood Trauma Survivors, is my go-to resource that I recommend to my own patients. Heather uses both her professional expertise and personal experience to help others navigate the difficult world of life with a trauma survivor.”
Janeen Herskovitz, MA, LMHC | Autism Blueprint Podcast Host
“I recently learned of Heather Tuba’s e book For the Partners of Childhood Trauma Survivors: 6 simple steps to help you survive and thrive while living with your partner’s traumatic past. Days later we received a message on our Facebook page from a partner of a survivor and I was so happy to be able to refer her to this book. I have read it and it is a quick read that is informative and hopeful. Heather helps partners of survivors understand some of the science behind how trauma impacts the brain, and gives useful suggestions for how to manage living with your partner’s traumatic past. I think this is such an important resource that many of us could use.”
Joyelle Brandt, co-editor Parenting with PTSD
“I first met Heather during a weekly online chat for survivors, facilitated by our mutual friends at Trauma Recovery University. Her passion and willingness to be a shining light for the families of trauma survivors, is immediately evident even for those who are meeting her for the very first time. So much focus is placed on the survivor themselves, and rightfully so, but we also cannot forget about the family members, spouses, and friends who help support the survivor in their life. These amazing people need support as well, and Heather has stepped up to provide information, resources, educational materials, for these unsung heroes. I’m honored to call Heather a friend and a colleague, and equally honored to have had the opportunity to chat with her on my podcast and help spread a message of hope, awareness, and encouragement for survivors and their families.
Matthew Pappas, CLC
Anxiety & Survivor Coaching – Beyond Your Past