Healing Cycles of Harm
Transformative Healing Circle
For Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Who Have Been Impacted By Violence
Our curriculum was initially intended to create a supportive healing and accountability space for those who have caused harm, as an alternative to punitive responses to violence. We quickly recognized that this work is valuable to all of those impacted by violence: victims, people who cause harm, and those who fall outside of and in between these two experiences. In addition, our work is deeply intersectional, exploring relationships between gendered violence and other oppressive dynamics such as racism, heteronormativity, and transphobia.
Utilizing culturally relevant, somatic (body-based) and expressive arts healing modalities, participants will gain knowledge, experiences, and tools that they can use to support their own healing and, subsequently, to help others to heal in their communities.
Democratic Collective Healing
We use a democratic, non-hierarchical model that acknowledges that everyone is the expert of their own healing.
Calling Community Healers
As part of this cohort, we will also be selecting individuals interested in leading this work as they receive the benefits of this work. People trust those they know with their intimate stories, pain, and desires for personal growth. We want to give existing local leaders additional tools to address individual and collective trauma and violence, and therefore build the capacity for more communities to create a culture of accountability and compassion. Our participant-researcher model has resulted in prior participants co-facilitating future sessions. We are interested in training individuals who have the most capacity to lead this work forward in their own communities. Questions for those interested listed in the application.
9 Wednesdays: July 22nd - Sept 16, 3-6PM PST / 6-9PM EST
July 8th, 3-6PM PST / 6-9PM EST
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Sliding Scale: $25-$500+ (for all 9 sessions)
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