Street Address: 
Washington Peace Center, 1525 Newton St NW
City: 
Washington
State/Region: 
DC
Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Unfortunately we are ALL affected by trauma in some way. Whether we have experienced trauma ourselves, or work with people that have experienced trauma, this workshop strives to remove the stigma and shame that keeps us from addressing and healing from abnormal situations that our bodies are reacting normally to.This skill-share will explore the concept of trauma and how it affects our mind and body and our social justice work. How do we stay present in our work without burning out or letting our our own trauma history affect who we are working with?

We will cover:
Different types of trauma
How the body and brain react to trauma
Practical ways to deal trauma reactions and practice self-care and prevent compassion fatigue
How trauma affects our social justice work and tools to promote trauma awareness and reslience in our communities

The material for the workshop is based on the STAR program (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) More information about the workshops and the facilitator can be found at www.jenica-wright.com.

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