Healing & Trauma: Weaving ancestral medicine into the future
Some stories yearn to be told; to be transmitted through the red mouth into open ears and hearts. Indeed, storytelling is one vital way of being in community, of being known and knowing. Join yoga teacher Samir Patel and psychologist Vickie Chang as they share stories on their journeys of healing– tangling with the hungry ghosts of trauma and engaging with their ancestral roots and medicine. Together we will traverse the landscapes of ancient India and China, the mountains, waters, and forests of this country, and Western healing modalities such as psychotherapy and somatic experiencing. We will dance between the individual and collective, including the primacy of unresolved grief in this country, and the importance of reconnecting to our indigeneity for healing. Bring your heartbreak, your loneliness, the trauma of separation from your land/culture/people and the miracles you have experienced in this lifetime. Together, let us unlock the energies trapped in trauma to soak the Earth/body with love.
About Beloved Community Well
Beloved Community Well is a weekly practice space to build skills and connections for people committed to justice, healing and wholeness. Each week we will rotate between workshop sessions where facilitators will offer content on topics relevant to nonviolent movement work and relational sessions where people can give and receive support. This project is a collaboration between East Point Peace Academy and the Necessary Trouble Collective.
We welcome everyone from around the world to participate in this weekly space and we have an intention to address the reality that BIPOC folx often feel isolated and alone in nonviolent movement spaces, so we will have affinity spaces each month where we hold separate break out groups for BIPOC identified folx and white identified folx. We hope you will join us in this experiment!!
THIS EVENT IS OFFERED ON A GIFT ECONOMY BASIS. NO FEE IS REQUESTED, BUT DONATIONS TO EAST POINT PEACE ACADEMY IN SUPPORT OF OUR FACILITATORS ARE INVITED.
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.