QSV

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 15 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. Yet, […]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

alternativetherapiessurvey

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 2015, […]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

culturally-sensitive healing

Creating Culturally-Sensitive Healing Spaces Teleseminar

Comment(s) August 2, 2015

Creating Culturally-Sensitive Healing Spaces Teleseminar “My interest in bridging my passions for yoga and social justice has been a result of my professional endeavors and expertise in social justice and sexual violence work, alongside my yoga teaching journey. I believe that the process of learning, advocacy, and dialogue cannot be confined to just one part […]Read More

Holistic Healing After Sexual Violence

Holistic Healing After Sexual Violence

Comment(s) July 29, 2015

Holistic Healing After Sexual Violence “My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconscious is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our souls and in touch somewhere with the vivid reaches of the cosmos.” -D.H. […]Read More

shining a trauma informed lens on yoga

Shining a Trauma-Informed Lens on Yoga: Savasana

Comment(s) July 12, 2015

Shining a Trauma-Informed Lens on Yoga: Savasana There are many reasons why someone who has survived trauma may have difficulty in yoga classes and may dramatically benefit from their teacher incorporating a trauma-informed lens into their instruction. In this video, Molly Boeder Harris focuses specifically on the challenges of Savasana (corpse pose) and how invoking […]Read More

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