embodying survivor justice

Embodying Survivor Justice: Centering Black, Indigenous, People of Color Healers and Healing

Comment(s) October 26, 2020

Embodying Survivor Justice: Centering Black, Indigenous, People of Color Healers and Healing “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” -Maya Angelou In the United States, there remain countless individual, cultural, historical and systemic factors that complicate the ways in which people experience sexual trauma and their capacity to […]Read More

Deer Somatic Experiencing

The Imprints of Sexual Trauma: How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Trigger Survivors

Comment(s) October 16, 2020

The Imprints of Sexual Trauma: How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Trigger Survivors Sexual violence is a trauma to the body with immediate and ongoing physical, mental, and spiritual impacts, many of which have been magnified for survivors in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a survivor, an advocate, and a Somatic Experiencing (SE) […]Read More

Healing Sexual Trauma teaching team

Healing Sexual Trauma – Meet Our Teaching Team

Comment(s) March 28, 2020

Healing Sexual Trauma – Meet Our Teaching Team The Breathe Network’s online course “Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care” will offer you a unique combination of education and training co-facilitated by a team of 20 professionals working in the realms of sexual trauma, anti-sexual violence advocacy, holistic healing and resilience building. This […]Read More

embodied healing

Embodied Healing – Meet Our Teaching Team

Comment(s) March 28, 2020

Embodied Healing – Meet Our Teaching Team The Breathe Network’s course, Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors is co-taught by a team of 16 instructors, all of whom are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga and meditation. We have designed this course to be an accessible and […]Read More

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Bridging Advocacy and Healing through Trauma-Informed Care Education

Comment(s) March 1, 2020

Bridging Advocacy and Healing through Trauma-Informed Care Education The body of research attesting to the benefits of holistic approaches to healing trauma grows daily. Leaders at the forefront of psychology, trauma resilience and neuroscience recommend integrating mind, body and soul into recovery, as trauma can impact a person’s entire organism, and therefore, their entire inner and outer […]Read More

The ‘Spirit’ in Mind-Body-Spirit Trauma Healing

The Spirit in Mind-Body-Spirt Trauma Healing

Comment(s) December 19, 2019

The ‘Spirit’ in Mind-Body-Spirit Trauma Healing Guest Blog by Lisa Erickson I admit it: I get tired sometimes of seeing articles on how science has validated the value of yoga, mindfulness, meditation or an alternative medical or therapeutic treatment. While I am thrilled that such research has introduced these modalities to more people, particularly trauma […]Read More

How Reading The Apology Impacted Me

Five Ways Reading The Apology Impacted Me

Comment(s) August 10, 2019

Five Ways Reading ‘The Apology’ Impacted Me Guest Blog by SPT A friend, who knew that I was a sexual abuse survivor, sent me a notice about Eve Ensler’s new book, The Apology, the week that it was published.  Eve Ensler is a playwright, best known for her groundbreaking work The Vagina Monologues, which premiered […]Read More

An Open Letter to Self-Defense Instructors

An Open Letter to Self-Defense Instructors

Comment(s) September 22, 2017

An Open Letter to Self-Defense Instructors Guest Blog by Dr. Jamie Marich and Micah Bender If you work with the public in any capacity, awareness of trauma and the impact unhealed trauma has on the human experience is critical. Mental health professionals refer to this awareness (and its implementation to practice) as being trauma-informed. Many professionals, including […]Read More

Forgive You Father, For You Have Sinned

Forgive You Father, For You Have Sinned

Comment(s) May 26, 2017

Forgive You Father, For You Have Sinned Guest Post for The Breathe Network by ST It was just one year ago that I saw Spotlight. I knew that seeing this film might be highly charged for me since, as a child, I had been sexually molested by my father, who was also an Episcopal priest. […]Read More

Serve All Survivors

We Serve All Survivors

Comment(s) February 13, 2017

We Serve All Survivors “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”―Audre Lorde Amidst these turbulent, political times for our nation, we are witnessing a re-surfacing of the collateral impacts of trauma and its residue. Since trauma invokes intense, and often ongoing, physiological impacts and changes to an […]Read More

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