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Cultivating Collective Healing: Trauma healing, resilience, and self-care

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Terra's Temple

3051 Adeline Street

Berkeley, CA 94703

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This is a 3-day experiential workshop for community leaders to learn and practice basic tools to cultivate individual and collective trauma healing, resilience, and self-care.

  • Learn what trauma is and its mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual impacts at the individual and community level
  • Examine how unhealed individual, collective, and generational trauma can lead to cycles of inner and outer harm
  • Identify opportunities to disrupt cycles of trauma and harm
  • Learn and practice basic tools for emotional first aid and peer support
  • Explore how to use mindfulness, somatic healing practices, expressive arts, and healing circles to support survivors in your community
  • Learn resourcing and self-care practices to build individual and collective resilience
  • Forge powerful connections with a community of healing leaders to support your continued personal and professional growth

Our approach to trauma is multi-cultural, humanistic, non-medical, non-pathologizing, and non-stigmatizing. Read more about our grassroots model for trauma healing.

Who is this for?

This workshop is designed for community leaders who work with trauma survivors and are seeking additional tools to cultivate healing in their professional work. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Teachers and educators
  • Nonprofit professionals
  • Activists and organizers
  • Healing arts practitioners
  • Clinicians (psychologists, therapists, social workers, and others)
  • Spiritual guides

​Note: Participation is limited to 30 people.

Dates & Schedule

  • Friday, May 15, 2020. 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020. 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020. 9:30am - 5:30pm


Amy Paulson, MS: Co-founder & CEO of Gratitude Alliance, Community Educator
Lakiba Pittman, MA: Professor, Poet, Compassion and Mindfulness Teacher, Doctoral Candidate
Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri, MA: Founder of Edja Foundation, Counselor, Doctoral Candidate


The objective of this workshop is educational and not psychotherapeutic. The workshop is not designed to be a substitute for therapy or any other form of professional consultation. If you have been treated for, or believe you may have suffered from a psychological disorder, please consider whether you are in a position to participate in this workshop.

As this workshop may trigger past or current trauma, we encourage all participants to connect to a mental health and/or healing arts professional before and after the workshop, to help prepare for and process anything that may come up during the workshop.


Are there scholarships available?

Limited scholarships are available for leaders representing communities disproportionately affected by trauma. Apply here.

Contact us to ask about payment plans.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

As there is only limited, metered parking around the venue site, we recommend BART (19th Street Oakland), carpooling, or taking LYFT.

What should I bring into the workshop?

We will contact everyone prior to the workshop with details about what to bring. In short, bring yourself, lunch, (unless you plan to purchase lunch from a nearby cafe), a notebook and pen, and anything you need to feel cozy, as the space can get cold (extra sweater, blanket, warm socks).

What's the refund policy?

  • For cancellations through April 14, 2020, refund is 100% less $50 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • For cancellations from April 15, 2020 to May 14, 2020, refund is 50% less $50 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • No refunds for cancellations on or after May 15, 2020.

Where can I find more info about the training?

Check out our training webpage here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Amy Paulson at amy@gratitudelliance.org

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