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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We Believe

Comment(s) November 28, 2016

We Believe… “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” -Henry David Thoreau We are thrilled to announce our Giving Tuesday 2016 fundraising campaign, We Believe... Giving Tuesday is officially celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S., and it kicks off the charitable season, when many people will focus on their holiday and […]Read More

12 Elements of Trauma-Informed Care

12 Elements of Trauma-Informed Care

Comment(s) September 30, 2016

12 Elements of Trauma-Informed Care “A fundamental key is to recognize that they already know how to heal. Our organism knows how to make protective scars to safeguard the integrity of the body, and the mind does this as well. Hold this belief for them until they experience it for themselves.” -Joshua Sylvae, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner […]Read More

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Queering Sexual Violence

Comment(s) May 18, 2016

Queering Sexual Violence “This is not just survival; it is activism on the most intimate level. It is proof that we can live in a broken world without losing ourselves, and without giving up on it.” -Melissa Febos, author of the memoir, Whip Smart and the essay collection, Abandon Me What does it mean to […]Read More

New Energetic Pathways

New Energetic Pathways to Healing

Comment(s) December 19, 2015

New Energetic Pathways to Healing “The virtue of the universe is wholeness. It regards all things as equal.” -Tao Te Ching One of the greatest insights I have learned in studying Somatic Experiencing, a naturalistic, trauma resolution method came when my teacher reminded us to trust in peoples’ innate capacities to heal, that this was, in […]Read More

Freeze Leads to Survival

Freeze Leads to Survival

Comment(s) December 4, 2015

Freeze Leads to Survival “We die so that we can live.” (Father opossum to baby from animated film Over the Hedge) Over the last 12 years, billions of cells have cycled through my body – created, utilized and disintegrated – without any of my own intentional efforts. Most of my life I took these processes for granted. […]Read More

Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Launching a National Training and Education Campaign

Comment(s) November 4, 2015

Launching a National Training and Education Campaign Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence The Breathe Network has launched an Indiegogo campaign to implement a national training and education project, “Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence” that runs until December 11th, 2015. We are bringing together experts in the field of trauma resilience and sexual violence […]Read More

Dancing Mindfulness

Exploring Dancing Mindfulness for Healing Trauma Teleseminar

Comment(s) October 11, 2015

Exploring Dancing Mindfulness for Healing Trauma Teleseminar “Every moment of a dancing mindfulness practice provides an opportunity to tell a story. Even if you need to simply sit with an emotion instead of move with it during a moment of your dancing mindfulness experience, you are honoring your personal story in that moment. The act […]Read More

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Alternative Therapies for Survivors of Sexual Assault Survey

Comment(s) September 3, 2015

Alternative Therapies for Survivors of Sexual Assault Survey We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Dr. Chris Einolf, faculty in the School of Public Service at DePaul University and Chair of the Master’s in Non-Profit Management department, to design a research study exploring the use of alternative therapies for survivors of sexual assault. In early […]Read More

Wisdom of a Wounded Healer

The Wisdom of the Wounded Healer

Comment(s) August 18, 2015

The Wisdom of the Wounded Healer “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” ~Rabindranath Tagore  When I first came across Margaret Howard and her writing, it was clear that she embodied the central mission of The Breathe Network – […]Read More

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