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EXPLORE OUR INTRODUCTORY TRAINING VIDEOS!

Our INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT TRAUMA FOR HEALERS SERIES provides an introduction to the landscape of movement trauma, create a common language with which we, as healers, can collaborate together towards this national and global cause of healing in movements, and to build a mobilizable healer network to support movements now and beyond this moment.

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TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS

At TRACC4MOVEMENTS we are committed to the practice of co-teaching and co-learning where in communitty we can grow in our own skills by learning from the wisdom of others in our movement trauma healer network. This inaugural series of training videos are available on a sliding scale basis to make it accessible to all who need the resources. These are meant to offer a beginning baseline and introduction to healers looking to support activists, organizers and communities related to social movement trauma in this moment.

 

In Fall 2020 we will be launching a full certificate program featuring a wide variety of movement healers and skills with a robust training curriculum for folks that want to do deeper work in movement trauma in this moment and beyond. This full training curriculum will provide CEUS to providers in certain fields of practice and a certificate to all.

 

For now, please check back regularly for our weekly updating recordings and new workshops in our introductory workshop series (5 total).

TRAINING RECORDINGS: You can view all our introductory trainings after the fact by either purchasing the video for download at $20 or renting for 72 hours for $5. If you don't have the financial capacity to afford the training video costs please contact us at info@tracc4movements.com.

5-SERIES TRAINING RECORDINGS:

SESSION 1 | PANDEMIC TO PROTEST: EMOTIONAL FIRST AID FOR MOVEMENT TRAUMA 101

If you are a healer wondering what you can today to support those on the frontlines, join emotional first aid for movement 101 education. Healers include but are not limited to: mental health care workers, medical care workers, holistic and alternative medicine and somatic workers, spiritual care workers, and beyond. Join TRACC (trauma response and crisis care) 4 Movements care team members Vahisha Hasan, MA, Teresa Mateus, MSW and Dr. Diana Quinn for this primer on providing healing care to community in this moment (and beyond).

TOPICS EXPLORED:

  • What is social movement trauma?

  • How is providing movement trauma care different from other trauma care?

  • What is the difference between frontlines and backlines care and how do I decide where I fit?

  • How do we look at systemic impacts of social-emotional wellness?

  • Case examples from movement trauma care.

  • Basic Practices and Principles for Providing Emotional Care in this Moment

  • What do I do next? Getting engaged and educated moving forward.

SESSION 2 | MOVEMENT TRAUMA CARE: DEEPENING & SKILL-SHARING OF HEALING PRACTICES

TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED:

  • How do we show up for movement and the trauma of movement in this moment?

  • How do we engage in healing space as a BIPOC, QTPOC or non-BIPOC person in this moment? How is our engagement different based on our privilege?

  • What are some core trauma triggers and responses folks are experiencing on the frontlines and backlines of social movements?

  • What are some practices we can use and engage today with folks we are seeking to help ground in their own trauma responses?

  • We will engage in a rotation of four 15 minute practices which can be used in many different movement contexts and address how they assist folks and where you can use them.

  • We will have community sharing and conversation space to engage together in the call of the moment and moving forward as healers.

SESSION 3 | THE CYCLE OF MOVEMENT TRAUMA: UNDERSTAN​DING MOVEMENT TRAUMA FOR HEALERS

To understand how to support healing in movement it is also necessary to have a foundational understanding of movement trauma. Join us!

Are you a healer seeking to support folks in social movements - in this moment but, also, beyond the moment? If so, join us for this session - building on our first two sessions in this series (emotional first aid for social movement trauma and movement trauma care). We will deepen into our exploration of movement trauma, to understand it from the roots, to better understand how to support and serve those in social movements with healing.

Join TRACC (trauma response and crisis care) 4 Movements care co-founder and director Teresa Mateus, MSW for this session.

TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED:

  • An introduction to the movement cycle.

  • Understanding the social-emotional cycle of movements at an individual and communal level.

  • A review of common trauma stressors and responses which show up in the frontlines and backlines of movementts.

  • Understand the impact and implication of racial and intergenerational trauma on pre-existing hurt in movement spaces.

  • Learning how to imagine ways to support activists and organizers at different phases of the movement cycle.

  • Begin to dream where you fit as a healer and care provider on the spectrum of the movement & movement trauma cycle. Where does your work best fit in the cycle? Where can you plug in your work and what would that look like?

SESSION 4 | ANTI-OPPRESSIVE AND DECOLONIAL CARE: NAVIGATING NON-WESTERN CARE FOR MOVEMENTS

To support communities in social movements heal we have to deconstruct and interrogate our own models of healing and care constructs.

As we consider providing movement care we have to consider the communities and contexts in which we are providing support. Whether we are white or BIPOC many of us have been trained in our healing professions within white constructs and frameworks. We must work together to interrogate the assumed values of western healing and the assumptions it also makes about mental health to understand how that impacts us all - especially those that are most often on the frontlines of movements.

In this session we will interrogate these questions together and engage considerations for providing an ethical continuum of care for those we are serving within social movements.

TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED:

  • What do we mean when we say anti-oppressive and decolonial?

  • Why is it important excavate our western-leaning lineages of healing care and mental health to understand the limitations?

  • Why do we need to deconstruct these prescribed and assumed western methods before and while we engage with providing care on the frontlines of social movements?

  • What can we do to work on our own process of continuing to decolonize and build anti-oppressive frameworks on our own healing care?

  • When does an intention towards decolonial become appropriation? How do we navigate that line and continue to ask the questions of ourselves to offer ethical practice? 

SESSION 5 | FINDING YOUR ROLE IN THE MOVEMENT ECOLOGY: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH HEALERS

As we close out our 5-part series we explore in community with a collective of movement healers how we each find our role in movements.


This whole Introduction to Movement Trauma for Healers series has been about providing an introduction to the landscape of movement trauma, create a common language with which we, as healers, can collaborate together towards this national and global cause of healing in movements, and to build a mobilizable healer network to support movements now and beyond this moment. 


In this conversation with everyone who has joined us for the series we continued to returned to the reflection on "finding your role" in movements, in this moment and beyond. We all have distinct skills, tools and strengths that make us best equipped for our specific fingerprint of healing. 


In this session, as we close this series, and lean into the upcoming Fall certificate program options (for those that wish to continue and deepen on this journey), we will take time to have a panel discussion with some of the teachers from the series to dialogue with you, as community about our roles, how we got here, and how we can look at the narative of the ECOLOGY OF MOVEMENT to find our own places as healers in movement trauma.

HEALING PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM COMING FALL 2020

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