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"I Can’t Breathe" with Dominique Malebranche, PhD

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CHA Central Street Care Center

26 Central Street

2nd floor Community Room

Somerville, MA 02143

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"I Can’t Breathe": Meditation as an Embodied Justice Practice

with Dominique Malebranche, PhD

This presentation will include an introduction to the association between trauma theory and social oppression through didactic and case material. Participants will learn about the mental health implications of intersectional oppression and explore the ways in which teachings and practices of meditation can be used for healing. Experiential activity may be integrated.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Describe at least three elements of cultural trauma and embodiment.

2. Identify at least three components of contemplative social justice pedagogy as a framework to address cultural competency and healing.

3. Explore self and intersubjective awareness in the context of embodied social justice.

Dominique A. Malebranche is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology and graduate minor in multicultural psychology and education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Her intersectional experiences as a first-generation Haitian-American offers her a critical lens to center her teaching, practice, and scholarship in liberatory and trauma-informed approaches. Her experiences have deepened her work to understand the impact of cultural and historical trauma and fosters her emerging scholarship in embodied healing justice. In addition to her university appointment, Dr. Malebranche provides multicultural/cross-cultural and trauma-informed consultation services in clinical, organizational and community settings. She encourages multiple ways of knowing through the facilitation of mindfulness and yoga.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. We don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone, so please choose "Pay what you can" for reduced-price tickets. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

Directions:

The Community Room is located at 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143 on the second floor of the CHA Central Street Care Center.

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Parking:
Free Visitor Parking is available in the lot directly across from the clinic which is shared with the Greek Orthodox Church. Please note: parking on the streets in the surrounding area is limited to Somerville residents with parking permits.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Somerville, MA 02143

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