Healing in Community

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Healing in Community

The Power of Somatic Practices to Transform Harm and Reclaim Joy

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Marlborough School 250 S. Rossmore Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004

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About this event

  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Audre Lorde said, “I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs…but the pain…It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain.” As teachers, we often push aside our pain as we strive to survive and support students. We know there is power and healing in sharing both our pain and resilience in community, as none of us heals in isolation. This workshop will employ somatic practices to unearth the hurt and burden that we carry. Using meditation, reflection and working with clay, we’ll move through that hurt and release it. We’ll share self-care practices and the work of healing practitioners to inspire you moving forward.


  • To recognize the hurt we carry with us
  • To understand the power of healing in community
  • To learn about critical mindsets and practices related to healing and reclaiming joy
  • To connect our minds and bodies


  • Use mindfulness and meditation to create a brave and reflective space
  • Use a combination of written reflection prompts and small group discussions to examine the kinds of harm we are bringing into the space
  • Use working with clay to connect our minds to our bodies’ experiences and create rituals of release and experiences of joy
  • Discover different readings to engage their minds in processing and exploring how to introduce these concepts within our school communities


  • Engage in meaningful internal work that will open up pathways for healing and release
  • Learn specific self-care strategies to employ during the school year
  • Be a part of powerful community-building through shared somatic experiences
  • Examine the work of current healing practitioners–including adrienne maree brown, Prentis Hemphill and Mariame Kaba–and how to bring their work into their schools and classrooms
  • Learn how to create healing circles within their own school communities


CATDC and Marlborough School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety during the Conference, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.

All participants of in-person programming need to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and show a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card (with booster or boosters) before attending. A venue may require additional protocols which we will communicate to you as soon as possible.

Given the nature of our in-person programs which gather individuals together from a variety of schools and regions, CATDC may also require or strongly recommend masking indoors and/or testing on a program-by-program basis.  Any updated recommendations or requirements will be communicated to participants in a timely fashion prior to a program or session.   All Covid-related refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.


Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before a session. However refunds will not be given, and a session missed for any reason will not be refunded.

Below we have outlined our cancellation and refund policy, which we have in place to ensure the most accurate numbers when we secure well in advance locations, catering, and facilitators. Thank you for understanding.

For our ongoing programs or one-day intensives, refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 22 days before the scheduled starting date. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the first day of a workshop. A missed session that is part of an ongoing program is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop.

You will receive a full refund if CATDC chooses to cancel this event.