community healing

EVENT -Dec. 8 at ConnCAT- Healing with our Ancestors, Speaking from our Hearts

“We come to this life with deep roots that connect us to those that came before us. Just as there may be much suffering, sadness and pain in our lives and lineages, there is also great beauty, strength and joy. With these roots we can draw sustenance, support, and wisdom from our past to send healing throughout our being in the present.”

Greetings.

On Tuesday, December 8th, from 8:30am-3pm at ConnCAT in New Haven, I will be conducting a workshop on connecting with our ancestors in order to heal in the present and to unfold the beauty of our lives into the future.  This is being sponsored by CEIO and is a part of their Deeper Change Forum series.  The first part will involve presentation, discussion, reflection and engagement.  The second part, after lunch, will be a participatory healing circle facilitated by me.

Click here for more detailed information and registration(there is no cost to attend).

I hope to see you there.

EH

 

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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