Description: Healing and reconnection after harm come in so many ways. So many ways, and waves, and cycles, spiraling through time. Survivorship and Sovereignty is an offering to survivors of s*xual violence as a space to continue our healing journeys in sacred, intentional community. A space for us to be, to breathe, to deepen into resource.
This program is intended to serve as a gentle container for healing, reconnection to self, and/or reclamation of personal sovereignty. Participants will be encouraged to work with their personal survivorship stories through weekly invitations of deepening relationships with plant kin, creative expression, embodiment practice and ritual. Coming together for our weekly gatherings, we will continue this work in sacred community through practice and ritual together. We will witness and honor each other as both survivors and as sovereign beings.
This is a space for gentleness, for slowness, for listening to our bodies and to the whispers of magic all around us. This is a space to prioritize our healing, our journeys to wholeness, and to opening to the resource and nourishment all around. If you feel called to continue your journey of coming home to yourself after harm, please know you are welcome here. This space is for you, just as you are.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this program right for me?
Healing around survivorship is such an individual process that looks so different for everyone. I honor wherever you are in your process.
However, for the safety and support of participants, this program is intended for folks who have been working around their own survivorship, past trauma, and reconnecting to their power and worth as needed for some time. This is intended for people who have transitioned into a space where some feelings of embodiment and safety can be felt in their bodies, where they feel embodiment practices are actively supportive, and where they feel ready for more strategies and allies to support their continued process.
This may be a deep and potent process for you. Participants should have a therapist or other practitioner who is supporting their healing process around survivorship. We will proceed gently and slowly, but we cannot always know what we might find activating. Ideally participants would also have the support of community and kin (chosen or blood) for additional care in case this program unearths anything that needs deeper tending.
This program is meant to add another element to your already existing process, not serve as the only piece. This is not intended to replace professional support.
This space is not appropriate for folks who feel activated or triggered by being in community that is explicitly survivor-centric, by engaging with embodiment practices, or by general nonspecific conversation around survivorship and healing after harm. This space is also not suitable for someone who desires community in which to verbally tell their personal stories of survivorship and/or harm.
There will not be any direct discussion of personal survivorship stories, nor of any of the specific violence that folks might have experienced. Rather, our meetings together will be gentle gatherings of folks who identify as survivors and are seeking sacred space to continue their healing work in connection with others. We will witness and honor each other as both survivors and as sovereign beings. However, participants will be invited to work with their personal survivorship stories outside of our calls through proposed weekly practices.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions around this.