The intersection of healing and justice
Trauma is everywhere
Every human on the planet is touched by trauma - yet communities impacted by systemic oppression bear a disproportionate burden.
Resources to heal are not
Stigma, shame, and a scarcity of culturally responsive mental health resources mean that most survivors suffer in silence.
The impact is devastating
Unaddressed trauma can lead to illness, disease, and early death, and an alarming economic cost to individuals and society.
The effects are generational
Cycles of trauma and harm can transfer both biologically and socially, affecting entire families, communities, and institutions for generations.
To equip everyday leaders
with skills in mental health and healing
to build resilient communities
and disrupt cycles of trauma and harm.
A world in which all humans have the knowledge and resources to access their innate power to heal themselves, their families, and their communities.
By and for Survivors
The medical industrial mental health model stigmatizes and pathologizes trauma as an illness, perpetuates oppressive power dynamics, and is neither scalable nor accessible to communities disproportionately impacted by trauma.
We stand for a transformational model for healing that centers indigenous brilliance, cultural healing practices, and that envisions healing as a holistic, embodied, collective process led by and for survivors.
MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL MODEL FOR MENTAL HEALTH
PTSD is a medical diagnosis
Healing is a mental health issue
Medicate the symptoms
Led by outsider "experts"
Individual 1 to 1 process
Cognitive, analytical, intellectual
Linear: From sick to cured
Access based on economic means
TRANSFORMATIONAL MODEL FOR HEALING
Trauma is a human experience
Healing is a community issue
Address the underlying trauma
Led by and for survivors
Somatic, emotional, intuitive
Circular: Healing is a journey
Access is universal
Tools & Modalities
Our popular education approach equips communities with culturally responsive resources, backed by science and indigenous wisdom
Somatic Awareness & Practice
Cultural Healing Practices
Expressive Arts & Play Therapy
Emotional First Aid
Group Therapy & Healing Circle Practice
Transformative Justice Theory & Practice