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Trauma Awareness Training and Skillshare
Date Sunday February 18
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley @ Woolsey 1 block up from BART.
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/Authorcrystal
Emailmore_ginger [at] yahoo.com
The Icarus Project and the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective present
Trauma Awareness: Training and Skillshare

$10-25 sliding scale
Workshop is open to all, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Because of chemical sensitivities, please do not wear scented body products.
For more info contact will [at] theicarusproject.net 413-210-2803

When we have violence and abuse in our past, we can get 'stuck' with overwhelming emotions that intrude on the present. What do the lives of wild animals have to teach us? Awareness practices can help us regain control and make our bodies safe again. Come learn innovative concepts and concrete skills for healing trauma.

About the teacher:
Will Hall is co-founder of the award-winning Massachusettes peer advocacy group Freedom Center (freedom-center.org), and staff with the radical mental health organization the Icarus Project (theicarusproject.net). Will is diagnosed with "schizophrenia" but rejects this label and uses alternative approaches for healing. He has worked closely with trauma survivors for more than six years, and is an activist organizing to transform the mental health system. Will has given presentations across the US, including work with hurricane survivors last summer in New Orleans, and has been interviewed in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and on National Public Radio.
You can listen to Will's 7-minute talk on "Trauma and the Body" at snipurl.com/traumapresentation
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 3:45 PM
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