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 weekend workshop, we will engage somatic and contemplative practices that help us learn to:
- center, resource and reconnect through relational compassion practice;
- recognize our “stress shapes” or habitual embodied patterns that show up in challenging contexts;
- heal and transform our “stress shapes”;
- embody a more compassionate, grounded stance in the midst of conflict.
This program is open to all people willing to engage in personal and communal healing work. No prior experience necessary.
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating the co-creation of a more just, compassionate world. Courage’s diverse, interdisciplinary, multi-generational team provides training and consultation in relational compassion practices, anti-oppressive pedagogies, restorative healing methods and systems tools to social service and caring professionals, as well as to educational, spiritual and human rights organisations.
Martin Vitorino, Ph.D. is the Deputy Executive Director at InsightLA. He is also a researcher and educator who teaches classes and facilitates workshops that promote well-being among LGBTQ+ youth and adults. Martin’s innovative self-love teachings are designed to counter stigma, shame, and internalized bias around SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression). At Courage of Care, Martin applies an LGBTQ+ conscious lens to our trainings. He holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.