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Join us remotely via Zoom for one hour on Wednesday, May 15as we learn together from Dr. Ginwright's book and focus on the first pivot. We invite you to read in advance the Introduction (pages 1-19) and the first three chapters on the Awareness Pivot: From Lens to Mirror (pages 21-88), a "shift from an external focus that limits our perception to one of honest self-reflection." Bring your observations and questions. In the spirit of hospitality and inclusion, we want you to know that even if you don't have this book or don't have time to read the book, the discussion will be structured to be accessible for everyone. A review of the concepts will be shared, and an invitation to reflect on how these concepts apply to your unique context will be offered.

While trauma-informed care offers an important lens to support [people] who have been harmed and emotionally injured, it also has its limitations....

What is needed is an approach that allows practitioners to approach trauma with a fresh lens that promotes a holistic view of healing from traumatic experiences and environments. One approach is called healing-centered, as opposed to trauma-informed. A healing centered approach is holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action, and collective healing. A healing-centered approach views trauma not simply as an individual isolated experience, but rather highlights the ways in which trauma and healing are experienced collectively. The term healing-centered engagement expands how we think about responses to trauma and offers more holistic approach to fostering well-being.

Join us remotely via Zoom on Wednesday, May 15th, as we hear from Jill Beverlin, Jason O'Neill, and others who participated in the workshop. Let's learn together -- with an additional lens of coaching -- how this applies to all of our ministry contexts. We will also discuss faithful next steps.

To answer some commonly asked questions:

"Why are you still meeting?" "Don't become too familiar with loneliness. Community is a risk, but liberation depends on the collective. Who can you trust to hold you?" -- Cole Arthur Riley, author of Black Liturgies

"How can I prepare?" Courageous leaders pay attention and listen actively. We invite you to bring a spirit of curiosity and openness to these gatherings and to all aspects of your life. What are you noticing? Where is Spirit moving? How are you being invited to participate in the work God is already doing, especially outside the walls of the building where the church often gathers?

"What if I'm not a group person?" Courageous leaders take calculated risks. We invite you to take a small step outside your comfort zone and allow yourself to be seen and witnessed. We can almost guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised by the loving, caring, and nurturing nature of community in this time together.

Recordings from prior gatherings can be found here:

Weekly on Wednesdays -- 9:00am Hawaii | 10:00am Alaska | 11:00am Pacific | 12noon Mountain | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 3:00pm Atlantic

(Time zones may vary with Daylight Saving Time. We do our best to include other time zones as we understand them to be. Please double-check your time zone against the Central time noted. Times noted at the top of this page are in Central time.)

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