Cambridge, MA, April 13th, 2019. Keynote Speaker Dr. Thema Bryan-Davis will discuss Embodied Healing. Dr. Thema is a professor at Pepperdine University, past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women, a licensed psychologist and an ordained minister, and is author Tweets for the Soul: When Life Falls Apart, Thriving in the wake of trauma: A multicultural guide, Mangos and Manna and The Birthing of a Lioness.
* Experiences of psychological trauma profoundly change our relationship to our body. This event is presented by The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI and Lesley University in Cambridge.
- Research Panel: Empirical Insights into Yoga for Trauma and PTSD
- Yoga in post conflict Colombia. DUNNA, based in Bogota, Colombia, has developed an innovative yoga program designed to contribute to the achievement of an integral and sustainable peace after decades of civil war.
- Embodied Eating: Eating can be a highly pleasurable, connected and healing daily experience, but it can also be a fraught one — a way to numb-out, exert control and/or seek comfort.
- PRISM: a Model for Addressing Cycles of Harm in Yoga Communities – yoga teacher, trainer, writer and researcher, Matthew Remski will share his thinking around how to better foster transparency and care in spiritual communities.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Jared D. Kass, Ph.D., The Neuroscience of Somatic Memory, Resilient Coping, and Secure Existential Attachment. Jared D. Kass, Ph.D. a Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lesley University; and a Visiting Scholar at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a licensed mental health counselor who utilizes mind-body psychotherapeutic approaches, particularly with trauma survivors, and author of A Person-Centered Approach to Psychospiritual Maturation: Mentoring Psychological Resilience and Inclusive Community in Higher Education.
Afternoon Topics – Gender, Race, and Economics: How girls, women, and female-identifying people experience and are treated in American institutions and what this means for trauma care.
1. Embodying Transgender Identities – Learn about the trauma that many transgender people may face as they experience their bodies while walking through the world.
2. Disrupting Trauma Dynamics Through Exercise – Jon Feinman from InnerCity Weightlifting and Coach Mike Ferullo from Boston Bulldogs will talk about their innovative work using the gym and road running to address core dynamics of trauma.
3. Equity at Work – This workshop is for people who are interested in interrogating and transforming the culture, structures, practices and/or relationships of power and exclusion in their work and/or work place. .
Fees apply, registration is required to www.facebook.com/events/238919060313502/ or contact (781) 559-4900