About Ulrika Ernvik

I am Ulrika Ernvik, an authorized Social Worker with a Master in Social Work (MSW), and a Licensed Psychotherapist (Clinical Counselor) holding a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy with family and system focus. I am also a trained teacher and supervisor for therapists.

Over many years I have been working with children and adults to help them process different kinds of trauma. I have worked both in Sweden and Thailand, with families from all over the world.

As I came to realize that so many people have experiences that have traumatized them, I wanted to find ways to support parents, spouses, friends and others to help people they have around them to process what they have been through. I wanted to develop something that could be used in daily life by ordinary people, not only in counseling rooms by professionals.

I started to read about what the neuroscience and researchers of different kinds say about trauma. I started to explore what kinds of trauma processing methods are out there. And as I read I realized that what traumatized people most need is a ”helpbrain” – a calm person that just is close by and brings in safety again. So I tried to figure out what that ”helpbrain” can do to bring in safety. And I found out that telling and listening to stories activates our relational system that makes us feel safe. SafetyStories© was born!

The book about SafetyStories© is now published in Swedish, and will during the spring of 2024 be published in English.  I have published four other books in Swedish: ”Andas med Gud – 88 andliga övningar för alla åldrar ”(Breath with God – 88 Spiritual Exercises for All Ages), ”Familjeterapi – en utforskande och samskapande lek som förvandlar relationer” (Family Therapy – Exploring and Co-creating Through Play to transform relationships), ”Ekopsykoterapi – psykoterapi och med naturen för vuxna och barn” (Ecopsychotherapy – Pscyhotherapy in and with nature for adults and children”, ”Dig vill jag älska – om modet och gåvan att leva i nära relatiopner” (I want to love you – the courage and gift of living in close relatinships), and one book in English: ”Third Culture Kids – A Gift to Care For”.

For many years I have been living and working in Thailand at The Well International, www.thewellintl.org. I am now living in Sweden and working part time as a Family Therapist within the Primary Health Care system, and part time offering counseling as well as trainings and supervision through my private practice Familjeglädje www.familjegladje.se. I also have a big heart for encouraging each one of us and those in leadership to take good care of burned out children and adults, as well as our burned out globe, which you can read more about on my website www.saktafarten.se.

Ulrika Ernvik