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A virtual practice gathering and discussion: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice in the time of coronavirus

On May 5th, join generative somatics (gs) in practice and discussion about gs co-founder, Staci K. Haines’ new book The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice, the changing conditions of coronavirus, and what somatics has to offer us. Staci will be joined by gs teachers who have contributions in the book. This will be an opportunity to learn about gs and engage in collective practice for these times.

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June 1st Application Deadline

The application deadline for Embodied Leadership for Funders and Donors is June 1st. At this time, we are planning to move forward with this in-person course which is scheduled to take place in October in Oakland, CA.

More info here. If you have any questions, please email Development@generativesomatics.org

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2020 Programs

Embodied Leadership

This program will take place in Durham, NC and is designed for people who work in social and environmental justice movements, including organizers, staff, members, and activists.  

Session 1: Thursday July 9th-Sunday July 12th, and Session 2: Thursday August 27th-Sunday August 30th
Durham, NC
March 19, 2020
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Embodied Leadership for Funders & Donors

This is an introductory Embodied Leadership program that offers leaders in the social justice funding world an opportunity to engage with the cutting edge transformative methodology of somatics. 

Monday, October 19th-Friday, October 23rd, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
June 1st, 2020
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Embodied Leadership in Donor Organizing

gs is a commitment to resourcing our work in ways that align with gs values, politics, and strategy. This includes deepening class consciousness and integrating a practice of resourcing/fundraising across our leadership. To move toward this commitment, gs community members are invited to practice embodied donor organizing.

March 25th-March 29th and May 15th-17th
New York
Application Due: January 2nd, 2020 (To request an extension, email danielle@generativesomatics.org.)
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Somatics, Trauma, & Resilience

This course is designed for politicized healers, organizers, and movement builders to engage in their own healing, learning, and embodied transformation. 

Session 1: April 23-26; Oakland, CA | Session 2: June 12-14; Oakland, CA | Session 3: July 30 - August 2; Oakland, CA | Session 4: September 23-26; Petaluma, CA | Session 5: November 20-22; Oakland, CA
Sessions 1-5 (Except 4): Oakland, CA | Session 4: Petaluma, CA
Application Due: January 2, 2020 | Application Results: March 2020
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gs Practitioners Network (gsPN) Gathering

Friday October 9- Sunday October 11
Bay Area, California
The gsPN is an organized network of politicized somatic coaches, therapists, and healing practitioners who have built somatic competence through gs programs. This gathering is for members of the gsPN.

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How Do I Apply to a Course?

How do I know which course is right for me?

Please read the full description of the course you are interested in and in particular, the ‘You will learn’ section and the ‘Is this course for me?’ section. You can access all course descriptions here.

I'm interested in applying to multiple courses. Do I need to fill out an application for each one?

Yes! Please complete an application for each course. You can submit the same answers to each application. Please indicate in each application: 1) that you are applying for multiple courses, and 2) if you have a preference for a specific course.

I am interested in a course that is being offered in multiple locations, and I am open to any of the locations. Do I need to fill out an application for each location?

Yes! Please complete an application for each course location. You can submit the same answers to each application. Please indicate in each application: 1) that you are applying for multiple locations, and 2) if you have a preference for a specific location.

I need to miss a few hours or days of a course I am enrolled in. Is that okay?

Because we take commitment to the course schedule very seriously and it is part of what holds us all together for our intensive multi-day courses unless you pre-arrange something with us—or you have an emergency—you are expected to attend and be present for all days of the course.

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We bring a deep, pragmatic, and actionable approach to embodied transformation for movement leaders and formations.

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