SUSTAINABILITY & SELF-CARE
Drawing on over two decades of work with non-profit, social justice and educational organizations and institutions, Vanissar offers training and technical assistance to support the health and sustainability of organizations working to prevent and heal violence and oppression within LGBTQ and multiracial communities. Topics include: Effective communication; Communicating through conflict; Accessing positive power in community; Cultivating co-leadership; Embodied techniques to promote healing from trauma, vicarious trauma, violence and oppression; Understanding guilt/shame dynamics in organizations; Finding hope and inner resource to work sustainably.
Emotional First Aid: Soothing Somatic and Energy Healing Techniques
At this workshop we learn and practice simple techniques for soothing, calming and centering yourself or another when one of you is very triggered (anxious, panicing, angry, shutting down, etc). The focus will be on how to increase the internal sense of safety, options and spaciousness when you are triggered, so you can take care of yourself and connect with others.
The workshop includes:
how trauma due to violence and oppression shows up in the body
reflection on situations that trigger us
practice noticing--early on--when you are getting triggered
somatic containment practices
being an ally for another
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