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The personal is political: A workshop on trauma, oppression, resistance and healing

This interactive workshop views trauma, vicarious trauma, and trauma-informed practice through a social justice lens. We’ll explore how our own lived experiences impact our work and how structural oppression intersects with trauma-informed practice. We’ll introduce trauma-informed approaches and tools to use in our work (whether for ourselves, our clients, or our communities). We will deeply consider the connections between social justice, oppression, and trauma.  

Learning objectives:

  • Insight into ways to politicize and de-pathologize trauma 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how trauma impacts the body (brain, body, nervous system) 
  • Develop insight into connections between oppression and trauma 
  • Gain confidence in applying trauma-informed tools and strategies 
  • Be able to reflect and gain insight into one’s own individual trauma experiences