Sun, Nov 12|
Intro to Somatic Healing (In Person)
What is body/somatic awareness and how is it different than the cognitive-behavioral awareness often used in "talk-therapy?"
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2023, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Oakland, 815 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
About the event
What is body/somatic awareness and how is it different than the cognitive-behavioral awareness often used in "talk-therapy?" This session invites us to release shame around our protective/stress responses to trauma, violence, and triggers. We will use large and small group dialogue, embodied visualization, and journaling as tools to help us begin to map the wounds in our bodies and provide the medicine and healing they signal. Our practice will utilize anti-capitalist tools of slowing down time, re-imagining self-care work as courageous self-explorative work beyond consumerism, and being curious about our discomforts. We offer a brave space for participants to explore consensual radical honesty about our shadows while acknowledging the tools and capacity needed to heal, already present within us. This workshop serves as a foundational workshop for all others in this Healing Conference and Clinic and is open to all participants.
Tickets include morning coffee and tea time for community building before the workshop and supper with vegan/vegetarian options after. Enjoy the opportunity to support local healing vendors at 2:00 PM. Coupons will be available to purchase healing products!
15% of proceeds go to Shumi Land Tax to benefit native land rematriation. The rest supports future workshop attendance for those who cannot pay full cost.
This is not a replacement for therapy. Our workshops invite participants to explore some emotionally tender content. By attending this event you assure that you’re emotionally supported and resourced enough to engage without threatening your own or others’ safety.
Free to Oakland residents, thanks to the Akonadi Foundation!
Please make a contribution if you are not an Oakland resident.
In person sessions and one-on-ones are accessed via stairs (childcare on first floor, no stairs).
Participants must provide proof of negative COVID tests (phone images ok).
Tests and masks available on site (please arrive 15 min early to test).
Please do not attend if:
*You have COVID, cold, or flu symptoms (even if you test negative).
*You have been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 48 hours.
*You have tested positive for COVID within the last week.
Intro to Somatic Healing
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