DESCRIPTION: In American society, and across the world, female bodies are constantly under attack - whether it be from outside forces or our own doing. But the tides are changing with social awareness and collective consciousness rising. This workshop offers a space for us to come together as women, explore our own experience and share our stories.
Writing is an excellent tool for connecting our inner and outer world. Our bodies hold information kept in silence - it is through deep connecting and listening that we can unlock and translate it's language. Katie will walk participants through a series of fresh, experiential and thought/body awakening writing exercises, in a safe, supportive environment. All Experience Levels are Welcome!
Katie holds a BA in Creative Writing from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, with awards and accolades for her Senior Thesis. She has been facilitating writing groups for a variety of marginalized populations across the United States for over 10 years
EVERYDAY CONSENT: Tools To Help Us Discover Our Own Body's Wisdom and Communicate Our Truth In Everyday Situations.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd TIME: 7-9pm WHERE: The Purpose Collective COST: $20 with a portion of all profits going to support Our Voice. Reserve your spot HERE. Only 12 slots available DESCRIPTION: Though we often think about consent only in the context of dating, consent is ACTUALLY a part of our every day lives. As a professional massage therapist, obtaining informed consent is a CRUCIAL part of my job, as is is understanding/respecting client boundaries, communicating effectively (both verbally and non-verbally) and successfully meeting client expectations. All of this, however, is also a two way street. I have noticed in my work, that often times clients do not have the body awareness, communication skills, or simply feel empowered enough to co-create a session with me. Thus, I created this workshop to support and empower people to learn body awareness, communication skills, and emotional literacy, in order to have more effective bodywork treatments, as well as interactions beyond the massage room. We will practice skills that help us listen to and understand our own physical and emotional experience, so that we can better: communicate with others, set clear and healthy boundaries, and improve the quality of connection in all of our relationships. We will explore as a group a variety of interactive, self-reflective, and collective sharing activities, all to be held in a safe, confidential and supportive container.