Please note: This is a 3 part cumulative series. All sessions are included in the price and the schedule is as follows:
Session one - Saturday, August 17th Noon -3:30pm
Session two - Saturday, August 31st Noon - 3:30pm
Session three - Saturday, September 14th Noon -3:30pm
Trauma can leave us feeling fragmented from our embodied nature, in patterns of numbing, reactivity and self-sabotage. Through invitations into discussion, guided meditation, gentle movement and simple ritual, this 3 part workshop builds on and deepens trauma healing. In an intimate group, participants will learn about impacts of trauma on the body, skills to ground and contain trauma responses, and ultimately, how to engage wounded parts. Each session builds foundations for the next. Therefore sessions 2 and 3 are closed to new participants.
Within from Without is a trauma-informed series integrating evidence based approaches and opportunities to build spiritual/ancestral practices into healing. It is intended for folks who have developed a secure footing in their trauma work or are currently working with a healer. This material is unsuited for folks who have not yet begun their trauma journey or who do not have access to ongoing professional support. Participant discretion is advised.
All groups will include time for journaling. Please bring notebook or drawing pad. Other art practice materials will be provided. Dress comfortably and in layers. Please contact in advance if you need accommodations for long sits.
Cost: $125 for the series
T. Aisha Edwards, LMHC, LPC is a somatic trauma therapist with a private practice in Vancouver WA. Practicing for 12 years now, she still remains awed at the power of somatic healing to transform entrenched trauma patterns. Aisha specializes in working with Complex Trauma in POC and LGTBQ communities. She loves books, woo, music, travel, fashion, food, laughter and that amazing look on a client’s face when they surprise themselves and break a trauma cycle. Aisha is overjoyed to bring new ways to heal out of the office and into the world at large. She is comfortable with she, her, they pronouns.
This workshop will be audio recorded for the instructor’s personal use to review and revise the workshop. Recordings will be destroyed after being used for this purpose. Participants will be asked to sign a recording waiver at the first session.