Getting Unstuck From Trauma: An Introductory Somatics Workshop for Survivors and Other Miracles
East Village Access
242 East 2nd st
In this 2 hour workshop, we will gather to explore what healing from trauma looks like and how we cultivate personal and community resilience. Using a combination of experiential exercises and group discussion, we will examine what it means to return home to our bodies, create safety and connection, and learn embodied techniques to respond to triggers and create more choice in our lives. We will look at trauma from a somatic and social-justice informed lens, understanding our survival responses as adaptive and smart, not problematic and broken. We will skill-share about available resources and share our collective wisdom. Participants will leave with a sense of possible paths forward and new connections with folks in their community.
This workshop will be facilitated by Jacks McNamara, a healer, teacher, artist, and writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jacks offers somatic coaching, intuitive counseling, and wellness mentoring to clients locally and across the world via Skype. Jacks completed 3 years of somatic coaching training with Staci Haines and Generative Somatics, and has been peer counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching art and writing classes, and leading workshops around mental health, trauma, leadership, and resilience since 2004. In 2002 they co-founded The Icarus Project, an international support network and participatory adventure in mutual aid and radical mental health. Jacks is the author of Inbetweenland, a collection of poetry, co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, and their life and work is the subject of the poetic documentary Crooked Beauty. Jacks loves to help all kinds of amazing people heal from trauma and transform their lives.