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Some words, practices and resources in support of the Movement for Black Lives’ demands to #DefundThePolice and #DefendBlackLife

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Some words, practices, and resources for these times of coronavirus.

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An online discussion and practice gathering: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice in the time of coronavirus

Watch the recording and access the transcript of our online discussion and practice gathering from 5/5/20 with gs teachers, Alta Starr, Prentis Hemphill, Staci K. Haines, and Xochitl Bervera.

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Somatics, Trauma, & Resilience Courses

What Is Somatics, Trauma, & Resilience?

Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience courses are designed for politicized healers, organizers, and movement-builders who want to engage in their own healing, learning, and embodied change. In these courses, politicized healers—such as coaches, therapists, and other one-on-one practitioners—will begin or deepen their study and practice of somatics. Organizers and movement builders will be able to turn inward and engage with the impact of trauma and oppression in order to look outward again, renewed, reenergized, and hopeful.

Our Priority Applicants: We prioritize applicants who are a part of, or supporting, movements fighting for freedom from political repression and state violence (including criminalization, militarization, surveillance, policing, etc.) and applicants who are a part of climate justice movements (including just transition, land sovereignty, environmental racism, etc.).

In addition, we welcome applications from politicized healers and other one-on-one practitioners who are looking to effectively support movement leaders and organizations more.

Courses

Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience

Dates:
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
Location:
Sessions 1-5 (Except 4): Oakland, CA | Session 4: Petaluma, CA
Deadline:
Application Due: January 2, 2020 | Application Results: March 2020
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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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