Expanding Our Reach - Internships with The Breathe Network

Expanding Our Reach – Internship

Comment(s) March 3, 2016

Expanding Our Reach – Internship with The Breathe Network We are expanding our reach and seek an intern to help us grow our network, reach a wider audience through strategic marketing and ensure that survivors of sexual violence can access trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners. We are looking for a Marketing and Technical Support Intern to assist […]Read More

Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence Teleseminar

Comment(s) October 28, 2014

Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence Teleseminar “I believe in the inherent health, value, and resourcefulness of individuals and families, which guides my approach to work with clients. I am here to help you recognize and maximize those interpersonal and life skills that you already possess, while supporting you in the development of […]Read More

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 2 - Curiosity and Choice

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 2: Curiosity and Choice

Comment(s) October 16, 2014

 Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 2 – Curiosity and Choice “Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse […]Read More

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 3 - Allowance, Patience and New Beginnings

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 3: Allowance and Patience

Comment(s) October 20, 2014

 Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 3: Allowance and Patience “Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.” ~Audre Lorde This is the 3rd and final installment of “Reflections on Meditation and Trauma” exploring insights on how the meditation practice can support and mirror […]Read More

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma: Trust Your Own Practice

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 1: Trust Your Own Practice

Comment(s) October 15, 2014

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 1: Trust Your Own Practice “You know you’re on the right path when your path dissolves in front of you and you start trusting yourself completely.” ~Jeff Foster In the summer of 2014, I won a contest for a free meditation retreat that, in my mind, promised to afford […]Read More

The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Comment(s) October 4, 2014

The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse In our movement to end sexual violence and accommodate the complex and often life-long journey of healing that many survivors navigate, we have grappled with the chasm between the intense, lived experiences of survivors and the perspectives of outsiders looking in on something […]Read More

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment - Guest Post by Lara Veon

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment – Guest Post by Lara Veon

Comment(s) September 30, 2014

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment – Guest Post by Lara Veon Sexual assault advocacy in our society is changing a little each day. While the steps forward are much smaller than we’d like, more police departments, hospitals and courtrooms are trauma-informed than ever before. There are organizations like The Breathe Network helping […]Read More

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat - Guest Post by Alexis Marbach

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat

Comment(s) September 24, 2014

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris The first time I was adjusted inappropriately in a yoga class I froze and held my breath. I wanted to run out but I felt so embarrassed that I stayed and simply wept my way through savasana (corpse pose). Unfortunately, but not […]Read More

the crystal pool of gratitude

The Crystal Pool of Gratitude

Comment(s) September 14, 2014

 The Crystal Pool of Gratitude The Crystal Pool of Gratitude I am drenched Covered in chaos Distilling feeling Filtering sensation Deciphering such Impossible meaning Through sweaty pores and metaphorical dreams Unabashedly I scream.   Cannot stop This total organism trembling Skeleton shaking Throat gasping Flooded By my own eyes Unbalanced I must Cease talking and make way for relentless […]Read More

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy and Trauma

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy & Trauma Teleseminar

Comment(s) August 28, 2014

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy & Trauma Teleseminar “Creativity is a core part of the self. Tapping into our creative source can help us make sense of what we may not be able to understand cognitively and communicate what we may not be able to say verbally. The act of creating art can be both […]Read More

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