Collaboration

Ayiti Resurrect

Greetings good people. Here is a record of some great work I did in Haiti/Ayiti between December 27th and January 3rd 2017.

It was super powerful and nourishing being a part of a delegation that engaged in positive community work in partnership with the community itself.  So beautiful and enriching!

Here’s also a link to it as a webpagehttp://conta.cc/2ikk39n

& Photo Album on FB: https://www.facebook.com/naima.penniman/media_set?set=a.1400208386680244.1073741851.100000732890065&type=3&pnref=story

Blessings,

Enroue

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Food, Fitness and Emotions

I was interviewed by Tara Lyn Coppola, a nutritionist, personal trainer and life coach to discuss the inter-relatedness of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves and how they interact when we are trying to make healthful decisions.  (Unfortunately the link to the podcast is no longer active)

“In this episode of TLC Talks, I talk with Enroue Halfkenny, MSW, about the various things that can effect us as we work towards life changing goals and how to work through them.

This was an amazing interview. I was blown away with the amount of information, Enroue gave to us. We discussed how our past experience and family history affect us while working toward our goals. Enroue explained how our resistance to change can be a deeper internal challenge for us to work through. We also talked about ways to work through these resistances and when to seek help.

Change is not easy and often times we focus on the superficial aspects of change only to yo-yo over and over again. In order to make lasting change in our world, we must take a deeper look into our internal dynamic and embrace all the aspects that make up our multidimensional selves. This interview will give you new insight into yourself and those around you as we walk our path to becoming stronger healthier beings.

Thank you for listening and if you think this information will help others, share it with the links below.

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Love and Happiness,

Tara Lyn Coppola”

July events in Western Massachusetts: Anti-racism panel and Ancestor Healing

Greetings All,

It has been a bit too long since I last posted something here.  My apologies.  My private practice officially became my full time gig in April and I have been quite busy.  However, I will do my best to post more frequently regardless.  I believe it has benefit for me and you both. There are two events that I am involved in that are occurring in July that I want to share with you.

The first is on Monday July 14th I will be a member of a panel at the Smith College School for Social Work entitled The Powers of Smith (and Beyond): Smith Alumni Speak.   This is convened to welcome Dean Marianne Yoshioka to the School for Social Work by the Council for Students of Color and reflect on the continued importance of the school’s anti-racism mission.  “In light of the new dean’s tenure, The Council for Students of Color wants to acknowledge the importance of this commitment for students (as future professional social workers), teachers, and the social work field.”   

The panel will be on Monday, July 14th at 7:30 pm in Wright Hall on the Smith College campus.

For more information about the event and participants click here.

The second event is happening on Saturday July 19th at the Two Streams Zen Temple in Westhampton, Massachusetts.  I will be leading a practice session and evening salon discussion on healing in the present by connecting with our ancestors. It is titled “We are alive, Now!  Healing with our Ancestors. Speaking from our Hearts.”  Here is a description of the event.

“During the salon he will share teachings and lead an experiential exercise for participants to connect with their Ancestors to facilitate their own healing and growth in the present.  In the evening he will share a bit of his story and how he strives to live with an open heart.  We come to this life with deep roots that connect us to those that came before us.  There is much suffering, sadness and pain connected to these roots.  There is also much joy, celebration and wisdom to nourish us.  Enroue will share how we can access the reality of our connectivity with our ancestors to shed and heal our burdens to be free.  Burdens that were passed down and burdens that we have come across in our own time and packed up ourselves. We are alive, now!  We have the opportunity to heal and free ourselves, our lineages and others.  We can draw sustenance from the past as we send healing to the depths of our being.”

I look forward to seeing you there!

Blessings,

Enroue

 

Parent/Caregiver Support Group at Common Ground High School

On Monday, February 24th from 5:30-7 I will be conducting a support group for parents and caregivers of Common Ground High School students.

“This will be a group for parents and caregivers of Common Ground students to share experiences and concerns about current and upcoming transitions of their children to being young adults and the stressors that may emerge. This will address issues of graduation, their future and safety, and feelings of grief and loss especially in light of the recent death of a fellow student.  We will address general issues of coping with our children growing up as well as particular fears and concerns that are affecting parents and families.”

Community Healing Network

Last night I attended a talk and presentation of the work of the Community Healing Network  at ConnCAT here in New Haven.  The Community Healing Network is committed to the emotional emancipation of people of African descent here in the US and globally.  The founder, Enola Aird is a brilliant and inspirational speaker able to build a foundation on personal and historical stories and facts towards a vision of liberation that has the potential to address our whole personhood in the context of our communities.  ConnCAT is also a wonderful organization doing much for young people and adults here in New Haven.  Keep an eye on their events and programs.

The short version of one of the outcomes of this presentation is that Healing and Liberation Counseling and the Community Healing Network will  find some ways to work together in the future.  Our vision and experience sync up nicely and together we can be much more effective than apart.  This is also one of the key ingredients to liberation: collaboration and community.  It is in our isolation that our worst internal critics find footing and our worst external critics feel strongest.  When we are with others we get to shed light onto these critics and can at least make clearer decisions on how to effectively address or ignore them.  It can be powerful to simply name that which is holding us back while standing in the community of our supporters(which sometimes we have to learn to find and trust), and then, with others, craft our solutions with our eyes wide open.  Sometimes, it is not a matter of dismantling something we dont like, but building something else that is a fuller reflection of ourselves and letting the other sit, rusted and unused in an abandoned field, waiting to be reclaimed by the Earth.

Blessings,

Enroue
Therapist and Babalawo
203.584.0121

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

-Howard Thurman

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Event tonight at ConnCAT- “Emotional Emancipation”

I hope you are all keeping warm these days.

Just a quick notice.

I will be attending an event tonight at 6pm, titled Emotional Emancipation:The Crucial Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement: A conversation with Enola G. Aird, founder and president of Community Healing Network, Inc. (CHN) at ConnCAT at in New Haven.  Click Here for more information.

I will provide an update and reflections afterwards.

Blessings,

Enroue
Therapist and Babalawo
203.584.0121

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

-Howard Thurman