Reintegrating the Body, Mind and Spirit – Trauma, Resilience and Holistic Survivor Advocacy

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November 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel
3601 Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60076
$25, includes lunch
Betsy Lazerow

Reintegrating the Body, Mind and Spirit – Trauma, Resilience and Holistic Survivor Advocacy

holistic survivor advocacy

Please join some of The Breathe Network’s Chicago-based members for this comprehensive training on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9am – 2pm at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL. This multifaceted event “Reintegrating the Body, Mind and Spirit – Trauma, Resilience and Holistic Survivor Advocacy” is being hosted by Jewish Child and Family Services and will explore innovative practices in sexual violence recovery from various lenses. The day will include a survivor’s testimonial on the power of integrating holistic healing into recovery, a moderated panel discussion with 5 members of our local practitioner collective exploring trauma-informed care and the value of the holistic healing arts for survivors, and finally, insights as to how the healing arts can naturally complement existing advocacy response systems. In addition, there will be lunch and an opportunity to interact directly with members of our practitioner network.

Presenters and Panelists –

Molly Boeder Harris is a survivor of sexual violence and the Founder & Executive Director of The Breathe Network, a national, non-profit organization that connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, healing arts practitioners. She is a certified yoga instructor offering classes for survivors in Portland, OR and trauma-informed training for yoga teachers across the country. Molly holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies and a Master’s Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing (SE), a revolutionary trauma-resolution method developed by Dr. Peter Levine.

Megan J. Campbell, MS, RD, LDN is the founder of Healthier Tomorrows, a group nutrition practice in Chicago that serves clients with all types of nutrition needs. She is passionate about assisting individuals in their recovery from eating disorders and addiction, and she provides comprehensive and compassionate nutrition therapy. Megan is a registered and licensed dietitian and received her BA in Biology from Whitman College and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University. She completed her clinical training through the University of Houston.

Molly Coeling is a Master Level Reiki Practitioner, a massage therapist, and a co-founder of the Midwest Reiki Community. She graduated valedictorian in 2012 from the Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage Therapy. Prior to studying massage and Reiki, Molly worked for over a decade in community-based research with underserved communities. She holds a B.A. in Organizational Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from the University of Michigan. Her healing arts practice is based in Chicago.

Ryan Maher is a LCPC, CYT, is a psychotherapist in private practice at Watch Hill Therapy, a trauma focused counseling group. Ryan is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and concentrated his studies on the treatment of trauma. He provides therapy to adult survivors of trauma as well individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, difficult life transitions, addictions, and health and body image concerns.

Kristina Vogt, ATR, LCPC, is a psychotherapist at Live Oak, Inc in Chicago, and specializes in trauma-informed practice, art therapy, and multicultural approaches. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy, and runs a monthly workshop that provides participants with a space for reflective writing and art making. Kristina received her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has experience providing home-based art therapy to individuals and families with severe histories of trauma, child welfare involvement, homelessness, attachment issues, and behavioral difficulties.

Online registration is available through the JCFS Professional Training Institute. Please note: 4.0 CEUs: No CEU fee for Social Workers/Counselors, and $5 fee for Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (ICDVP) through JCFS partnership with Between Friends.


Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides caring and healing services for children and families to guide them from crisis to calm, from anguish to awareness, and from isolation to support. With services that are infused with Jewish values and compassion, JCFS works to strengthen lives throughout our community. The services and programs of JCFS are as diverse as the people who benefit from them. JCFS programs include: care for abused and neglected youth; therapy for children and adults; support for people with disabilities and their families; respite care; special education; general counseling and more. From inclusive summer camps for children with disabilities, to grief counseling for adults, to support for families adopting children, there are a number of ways that JCFS can help families. Their talented and diverse workforce helps children and their families regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender, sex or sexual orientation.