To be in service to others does not mean to be in sacrifice to oneself. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma, oppression, and poverty, goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of constantly witnessing and holding space for heavily charged human emotions and experiences can distort views about the self, the world, and the future. Individuals who have chosen to be in service to others, often sacrifice their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to meet the demands of this calling.
During this 2 part interactive enlightenment session, participants will engage in a learning journey of self-exploration, discovery, healing, and conscious action
Part 2: We honor service providers in housing with a time of rejuvenation and collective care. During this session, we will activate the power participants have to anchor in restorative practices to feel, process and release the various traumas that affect how we show up in the spaces we lead and for the people we love. Participants will also think critically about the types of community partners and services needed to honor the mental and emotional needs of individuals living in affordable and public housing.
During Part 2, JVH will offer a safe and supportive space to:
- Explore restorative practices for mental, emotional and physical health and wellness.
- Identify the types of community partners, services and promising practices that promote mental and emotional wellness for residents.
Through JVH’s healing-centered facilitation framework, participants in this session will receive a safe and supportive space to heal, unite and take collective action toward individual and collective healing, liberation and empowerment. These session components are designed to support participants’ comfort and confidence in the digital learning environment.
Important Note: Since this workshop is designed to be interactive and engaging with small group and paired discussions we are limiting registration to 4 sign ups per organization to maintain a manageable size
Click here to view and register for “Part 1: Understanding the Effects of Trauma and Stress”.
Important Note: While we highly encourage participation in Part 1 and Part 2, it is not required to attend either session.
What We Do: We co-create spaces of belonging where all are seen and heard. These spaces of belonging ignite purpose, passion and action in its collective members. These members are using their individual and collective gifts to eliminate the systems, structures and beliefs that perpetuate oppression and rebuild them with loving and equitable societies. We co-create and partner with individuals/organizations who:
- Empower and affirm individuals and collectives experiencing oppression.
- Offer high-quality relevant programs and services of pro-liberation, healing and empowerment.
- Embody a healing centered approach in every act of liberating the heart, mind and body of oppressive beliefs, actions and values
JVH Heart Minded Facilitation: Psychological safety is a pillar in every JVH Empower project or partnership. Through healing centered facilitation and relational leadership practices, JVH Empower creates environments that allow participants to stay grounded, flexible, curious, present, and emotionally self-regulate. These learning conditions help participants integrate and embody the sovereignty one has over their unique learner journey