Shannon Moroney

Shannon Moroney

Toronto, Ontario
Resilience, Restorative Justice and Violence against Women Expert
Shannon Moroney is a Therapist, Writing Coach, and internationally recognized Justice Advocate, known as a powerful speaker among the world's 50 most resilient people. Shannon Moroney is a warm, positive and skilled therapist with over 20 years of experience, who helps children, youth and adults allow traumatic experiences to shape their lives but not control them.
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Family & Parenting
  • Health and Safety
  • Lifestyle & Health
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Shannon Moroney is the author of two bestselling memoirs: Through the Glass and Out of the Shadows. She is an internationally recognized advocate of restorative justice and travels extensively–in person and virtually–to lead transformative forgiveness workshops and retreats for people and communities overcoming trauma, and to keynote justice and mental health conferences. She is a registered social worker and trauma therapist specializing in treating survivors of sexual assault and trafficking, and the family members of people who offend. Shannon is the clinical director of Shannon Moroney and Associates, “supporting your journey to post-traumatic growth”, and creator of the Heal for Real Foundation. She lives in Toronto with her twin daughters.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Shannon Moroney’s work as an author, speaker, therapist, educator, expert witness, consultant, and advocate has a worldwide reach. With warmth, compassion, and skill, Shannon offers individual and group support for people & communities overcoming trauma, fostering resilience and inspiring post-traumatic growth. She specializes in working with Indigenous people, survivors of sexual assault/trafficking, and prison inmates and their families.

Shannon Moroney is the author of two bestselling memoirs: Through the Glass (2011), her own story following the violent crimes of her first husband; and Out of the Shadows (2019), the story of human trafficking survivor Timea Nagy. Both are published worldwide by Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Shannon is also an internationally recognized advocate of restorative justice, a powerful speaker, one of the “world’s 50 most resilient people” (Global Resilience Project), a New York Times “Woman in the World” recommended writer, and is featured by the International Forgiveness Project.

Shannon Moroney travels extensively to lead transformative forgiveness and healing retreats for people and communities overcoming trauma and to keynote justice and mental health conferences.

Shannon Moroney is a registered social worker and trauma therapist specializing in treating survivors of sexual assault and trafficking, as well as family members of sex offenders. Shannon has provided expert testimony in court, and consultation on crime bills, and she supports attorneys to provide trauma-informed advocacy to victims of sex crimes.



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Shannon Moroney Topic Presentations

through the glass - one woman's pursuit of justice, healing and forgiveness

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Using photos and artwork, Shannon recounts her journey following the violent crimes and life-sentencing of her first husband. In so doing, she addresses the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery. Moroney candidly shares the agony and helplessness she felt toward her husband’s assault victims and articulates her painful transition from being a respected professional, homeowner and active community member one day, to being the wife of a sex offender the next. She touches the heart and mind of every audience member with her ultimate choice to forgive, and how she made that choice.

writing what hurts - recounting without reliving

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Geared toward seasoned and novice writers as well as literature lovers, this presentation offers wisdom and advice on caring for oneself and one’s manuscript while writing about trauma and difficult times. Shannon shares her writing journey and discusses the private and public experience of opening her heart and memory, and provides the audience with practical tools for their writing. Whether the goal is to publish, document a journey, or to find personal healing, participants will come away with tools and resources to guide the process. Recounting doesn’t have to mean reliving.

resilience inside out - how people and communities can overcome trauma and build peace

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Is resilience something you’re born with or something you can develop? What makes a person, community or society elastic and able to overcome life’s challenges, big and small? Sharing her journey to recover from the trauma of her husband’s violent crimes, and her extensive knowledge of the peace-building process worldwide, Shannon Moroney engages the audience in a bigger understanding of what “being elastic” is all about and offers practical advice for building resilience in yourself and your family, workplace, school, community and society.

forgiveness is the new f word

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Shannon shares her own story, and then expertly facilitates group activities, story-telling and personal reflections designed to connect each participant to their own story, offering philosophical and practical tools for freedom from resentment, anger, victimhood and shame. This life-changing workshop can be delivered in a multitude of settings, from an afternoon conference in a big-city hotel to a multi-day retreat in the wilderness. It is perfect for staff teams at helping organizations, recovery groups, bereavement groups, prison inmates and parolees, and families, communities & countries in conflict.

shannon also provides

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
    • Therapy: Individual & Group; EMDR
    • Speaking: Conference Keynotes, Guest Lectures
    • Advocacy: Restorative Justice, Mental Health, Survivors
    • Expertise: Court Testimony & Media Commentary: Trafficking; Trauma, Families of Offenders
    • Consultancy: Trauma-informed Practice & Policy for journalists, lawyers, police and organizations
    • Facilitation: Forgiveness & Healing Retreats
    • Coaching: Writing, Editing & Publishing

Shannon Moroney can deliver customized presentations within the following topic themes.


One of the world’s 50 most resilient people.

The Global Resilience Project

A Woman in the World recommended writer.

The New York Times

A living example of the compassion and forgiveness our world needs now.

The International Forgiveness Project

An unforgettable storyteller with an unforgettable story, and a highly credible advocate.

The Globe & Mail

Shannon’s Writing What Hurts workshop at the Kingston WritersFest has given me back the strength I need for my work providing legal support to abused women. I have come away from her session filled with ideas to assist these women write about the violence they have experienced without feeling re-victimized.

Pamela Cross

Criminal Lawyer

Shannon Moroney tells her heart wrenching, personal story with such clarity and peace, bringing a new perspective on who can be affected in the aftermath of serious crime. More importantly, her restorative justice story is a remarkable one of moving forward with forgiveness and toward healing. Shannon uses her gift of storytelling to share her very special story that will leave you believing in the power of forgiveness.

Youth Justice Coordinator

Articles & Media

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Heal For Real
Heal For Real
Whether what happened was “Big T” trauma or “little t” trauma, whether you were hurt or did the hurting, you can make peace with the past. Bestselling author Shannon Moroney— a mental health expert, restorative justice advocate and trauma survivor—walks you through a proven curriculum...
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