For more than 25 years, Dr. Germayne Tizzano, owner and founder of Views From a Tree House, LLC. has presented internationally and nationally on trauma, drug, and alcohol addiction, intimate partner violence, sexuality, sexual health, body image, and resiliency in over 400 educational programs for professionals and businesses. She has addressed various audiences, including staff and advocates at addiction and recovery centers, community correction facilities, sexual health outreach programs, and American Indian Affairs programs. She was also a presenter at the World Association for Sexual Health in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In her speaking engagements, Dr. Tizzano is known for her compassionate and powerful approach to addressing these often taboo and challenging subjects. Her message of hope draws from her personal story of 20 years of childhood sexual abuse and familial-based violence. Using her findings as an avid researcher on the impact of violence on the mind and body, she presents state-of-the-art approaches to resiliency and health. Her compassion and courage emit an emotional, psychological “safe space” necessary for participants to examine trauma and abuse thoroughly. Participants come away with an in depth understanding of the underpinnings of violence and its ties to challenges such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and other addictions. She presents with clarity, vision, and conviction concrete measures that her audience can use to begin healing from the treacherous impact of abuse.
Dr. Tizzano received her Ph.D. in Health Education with a specialty in Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University. She is the author and publisher of a 32-hour curriculum, Sanctuary for Change, aimed at healthy sexual recovery and intimacy for female survivors of sexual trauma. This published program has been implemented across care systems in the United States and Canada.