Sunday 15 September 2013
Preventing & Healing Trauma:
How to Build & Sustain Healthy Activist Communities
(Please note: this workshop is now concluded–many thanks to all supporters and attendees)
–Registration at the venue only please at 12:45pm, workshop at 1pm.
–Participation by sliding scale donation $0-$50
–Presented by the International Center for Health & Human Rights
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-Activists & Community Leaders
-Counselors, social workers, body workers, spiritual mentors and other healers who want to support activist communities
WHY THIS WORKSHOP?
Healthy, vibrant, functional, productive, effective communities are possible when members are aware enough to speak and act from their deepest selves and support each other to do the same. Unhealed trauma obstructs our access to clarity and compassion and ultimately undermines our work.
It is the nature of activism that workers are constantly exposed to the overwhelm that results from hearing about, witnessing or directly experiencing powerlessness in the face of brutality and ignorance. Yet, those activists who allow themselves to be supported and healed through their communities come back even stronger. They serve as an inspiration for all of us.
WHAT WILL WE LEARN?
-What is trauma? How does it work? How does it undermine our ability to work effectively?
-How do we recognize trauma in ourselves and others?
-How do we build a trauma-informed culture into our communities?
-How do we support each other to prevent and heal trauma?
Question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elizabeth at (512) 887-2340.
Heal-TX formed in 2013 to provide healing support to activists traumatized during and after the protests around women’s reproductive rights. We are dedicated to educating activists about the effects of trauma, providing healing support for traumatized activists and promoting healthy activist communities.
The International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights (ICMHHR) works directly with communities that have experienced the trauma and heartbreak of war, natural disaster and human rights violations to train community leaders and health care workers to implement trauma recovery programs. Their projects include work with Tibetan exiles in India and with school districts responding to the Texas wildfires of 2011.