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Saturday, June 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Connecting Embodied Education with Trauma Healing LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Program Description: Join several trauma workers in an interactive, embodied workshop on connecting PO & TO to trauma healing work! 

Abstract: This workshop will include: 1) an exploration of unprocessed trauma as an embodied experience, 2) how TO and PO can be a means for integrating trauma in a healing way, and 3) non-TO & PO practices addressing trauma in the body.

This workshop will expose attendees to the neurobiology of trauma and support participants in exploring ways PO, TO, and other embodied practices can be connected to trauma healing work.  This workshop will not be a trauma-healing session in and of itself because we will not have the necessary time together to ethically do deep trauma healing work together. Participants will learn how to use language in a more trauma sensitive way, and how to adapt exercises like traditional TO games and yoga to meet needs of folks with unprocessed trauma. In other words, this workshop will be a sampling platter of healing modalities for folks to further explore.  We will also provide many books and other resources for participants to continue to expand their efforts in connecting trauma healing work with PO, TO, and other embodied practices!  Facilitators will be available after workshop to continue discussion and assist with processing for anyone who would like additional support or have additional questions. 

Challenging Questions
1. How do you experience interoception, attunement, emotions, stress, and enjoyment in the body?
2. What are some of the ways PO & TO can be adapted to explore trauma and integrate trauma in the body towards healing?
3. What are the ethics and limits of using PO & TO in trauma work?

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Skye Kantola

Artist & Program Coordinator, Faerie Bear Art & MESA
Skye is a violence prevention educator, a community organizer, and an engaged artist. Skye’s passion for violence prevention, PO and TO in education and social change, and art is rooted in their experiences a disabled trans person, a survivor, and borne in part from their experience... Read More →
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Sasha Sigel

I use yoga and theatre, sometimes together and sometimes separately, to offer pathways towards liberation. Theatre for political and social change is my focus as an actor and facilitator, and I teach yoga through a lens of trauma sensitivity. My training is from the University of... Read More →

Saturday June 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Serena 207 (Upper Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA