Join Dr. Patrick Reyes and Kimberly Daniel-Brister for a transformative exploration of the stories we hold within our bodies and the power they have to heal. Our bodies carry the stories of our lives and experiences, which may be hidden, archived or ignored. Detachment or disconnection from the scars or wounds that exist within, can create misalignment of our mind, body and heart. Ground yourself and experience practices that help you become aware of all that exists within and embrace gentleness and love for your body, your story and for others.
This is free event for any community leaders and healers searching for practices of communal discernment and transformation within themselves, institutions, and within their communities. This is a space to explore aligning mind, body and heart—individually and collectively—to unearth the stories held in our bodies and to discover how we might heal. Walk alongside experts, Patrick and Kimberly, who have years of experience working among communities of color suffering from systemic and interpersonal violence and designing programs of discovery and healing.
You will leave with
A framework for understanding the intersection of those practices and experiences that take away life and those that cultivate life
A communal practice you can do in your own context to map traumas and heal from systemic and interpersonal wounds
In addition, Patrick will be signing his newly released book Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood (Chalice Press 2016).
Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is a Latinx practical theologian, educator, administrator, and institutional strategist. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Doctoral Initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). He is author of Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood (Chalice 2016).
Informed by his experience with gang-affiliated, marginalized Latinx farm-working communities, and administration in higher education and private industry, Patrick consults, speaks, and advises leaders on institutional capacity building for faith communities seeking to embody their vision of justice and peace. Informed by his home community of Salinas, California, Patrick has published research focusing on the intersection of religious practice, community capacity building, social action, and theological education.
Kimberly R. Daniel-Brister is a communication architect, bridge builder between pain and healing and a leader using art for transformation. She is the director of communication at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), which focuses leadership development of young courageous, faith leaders. Kimberly has nearly 10 years of experience developing communication’s strategies for non-profits and companies. The daughter of a musician/pastor and a teacher, Kimberly has always been called to leadership, the arts and spirituality. She is passionate about engaging in spiritual practices and the arts for individual and communal healing. Kimberly holds a Master of Arts in arts administration from Savannah College of Arts and Design and a Bachelor of Arts in communication and dramatic arts from Coastal Carolina University.
This event is part of the CenterForm Bellwether Series.