It takes extraordinary courage to stay open, connected, grounded and loving in the work for justice. And it also takes a great deal of practice!
In this day-long workshop, we will engage somatic and contemplative tools that help us practice to:
- center, resource and reconnect through relational compassion practice;
- recognize our “stress shapes” or habitual embodied patterns that show up in challenging contexts;
- begin to heal and transform our “stress shapes”;
- embody a more compassionate, grounded stance in the midst of stress, burnout and systemic limitations.
This program is open to all people willing to engage in personal and communal healing work. No prior experience necessary. We have found this curriculum to be especially beneficial for those who spend time in the social service or social justice arenas, including teachers, social workers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, community advocates, and organizers.
Ana Hristić, MA, LCSW is a core faculty member with the Courage of Care Coalition. As the training coordinator for Trauma Informed Oregon, Ana specializes in providing programming and consultation to organizations and providers on topics related to implementing trauma informed care. Ana has years of direct service experience working with children, teens, and families in special education, acute residential care, therapeutic wilderness camps, foster care & adoption, and outpatient behavioral health. Ana’s work and facilitation is also informed by years of affiliation with the Foundation for Active Compassion, as a meditation student and teacher.
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. Brooke holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies and Cognitive Science from Emory University, an M.A. in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Religion and Psychology from Barnard College. She is a consultant to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies AMA Project in Potsdam, Germany and is co-developing curricula and pedagogy to support sustainable systemic transformation.