Sun, Jun 26|
Sweet Pea's Studio
June Healing Circle (In-Person)
Holding space for survivors of SA & DV through monthly Healing Circles
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Sweet Pea's Studio, 3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
About the Event
In honor of Pride Month, our June 2022 In-Person Healing Circle is intented to hold space for those who identify on a gender-fluid/nonbinary or LGBTQ+ spectrum. We never turn a survivor away - if you identify as an ally & friend of the gender-fluid/nonbinary and LGBTQ+ community you are also welcomed to join us.
We were intentional with selecting a space that holds similar values to Self-Reclaimed - Jennifer Barron Fishman, owner of Sweet Pea's Studio, consistently holds space for folx who identify in this way, particularly for families of all identities. Our Co-Facilitators for June, Julie Brannen and Gabriela Miller, both identify on these spectrums. Facilitator bios released on our social media soon! Parking & CTA accessible.
Self-Reclaimed offers monthly Healing Circles for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to come together in a safe and nurturing space with a clear intention of healing.
“Deriving from practices of Indigenous Peoples, the Circle Process allows for the formation of relationships, the honoring of voices, and the creation of unity. The process at its essence is a story sharing process, which brings together people as equals to have open exchanges about difficult issues or painful experiences in an atmosphere of respect and concern for everyone." (Anderson, Healing Justice, 2019).
Participants can expect to:
- Review & agree to Circle Commitments that are designed to create a safe, nurturing, and confidential space without judgment of self or others. These will be sent through email and provided on site.
- Sit in a circle formation with participants and facilitators as respected equals.
- Be met where they're at - no one is forced, or even expected, to verbally share. All participants can make choices that are best for themselves.
- Spend time listening to and sharing with each other.
- Be guided through somatic practices to increase internal awareness and individual capacity.
- Receive support from Circle facilitators to keep the Circle safe and grounded.
- Optionally bring items of comfort.
- SR will provide pillows and blankets (washed and sanitized each session).
- Enjoy an assortment of snacks and tea provided by SR for in-person Circles.
- Engage in any specific discussions or healing modalities as outlined in the monthly description.
NEW Healing Circle Members (meaning, this is your first time attending an SR HC) will complete the full registration form which includes demographic questions.
RETURNING Healing Circle Members (for those who have attended one of our Circles in the past) can complete this simplified form.
About June's Co-Facilitator Julie Brannen
Her mission is to restore, reunite, + rewild humanity with nature via the avenues of creativity, community, education, health + wellness.
Her greatest joy comes from guiding folks into an organic + compassionate practice of fiercely approaching vulnerability + embodying whole-hearted living. Her goal is to create brave, inclusive spaces in order to allow for radiant expression, courageous liberation, + uplifting connection.
During her years in college, she discovered Psychology + started working in the therapeutic movement realm of Dance in Medicine. Her work with people living with movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease + terminal illnesses such as cancer + dementia began her down the path to pursue Dance/Movement Therapy.
Currently, as a performing artist, she shares her self-love journey in the form of burlesque + erotic dance as persona Frann Fatale. As a somatic counselor + dance/movement therapist, she is the Founder of her own private practice Hues of Wholeness. As a trained birth doula, she supports mothers + families during pregnancy + childbirth. As a facilitator, she participates in transformative festivals in the Midwest area + hosts retreats, trainings, + immersions internationally. She is honored to be the Conservation Advocacy Executive + board member with Pachacamak Folk Foundation.
She is the Founder + “Mama Wolf” of SheWolf Sacred, an artistic, intersectional, socially responsive community dedicated to honoring the embodied Divine Feminine. As an offshoot to this organization, she has joined a team of founders for a world dance + music festival set to premiere summer 2022 in Uptown, Chicago entitled Uptown Rhythm Festival.
She is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher (Usui + Holy Fire), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, with a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy + Counseling, + Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago.
Registration Demographic Questions:
Why do we ask these questions? At Self-Reclaimed, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion and strive to be aware of how individuals on our team and in our community identify so that we can be intentional with serving our community. We also use confidential demographic information to assist us with funding opportunities to expand our programs.
Who are the Healing Circles for?
This healing space is offered to anyone who identifies as being impacted or affected by sexual assault and/or domestic violence. You may, or may not, identify as a survivor, and wherever you are in your healing journey is welcomed.
Experiencing SA and DV happens on a spectrum, so if you're unsure if this is the right space for you, please don't hesitate to contact us directly so that we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Self-Reclaimed welcomes anyone on the spectrum of survivorship and strives to create an inclusive space for all gender identities, sexual orientations, race and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities. *June details are bolded at the top ~
What is Discussed During the Circle?
While Circles are designed to support individuals who have experienced SA and/or DV, participants are not expected to disclose or discuss their experiences of SA or DV, unless they want to as a part of their own healing journey. During the Circle, participants are encouraged to share anything that is on their hearts during the present time, or choose to take a moment of silence and stillness to honor themselves and where they're at in their journey. The intention of the Circle is individual and collective healing. One of the key functions of the facilitator is to keep the circle grounded.
Location of Circles:
Each month, our Healing Circles will be facilitated in a different location (whether in-person or virtually) to increase accessibility for our diverse communities, and co-facilitated with different healing practitioners and advocates. *check the location details for each Healing Circle.
Can I Attend Both the In-Person and Virtual Healing Circles?
Yes, absolutely! Sometimes these Circles have the same intention and sometimes they are different. Make sure to read the details at the top of each event. You only need to complete the full registration (if you are new) for one of the Circles. You can complete the Google form for the other.
Questions? Want to connect with us?
Contact our team at email@example.com! One of our Circle facilitators would be happy to talk with you via email or setup time to speak with you over the phone/virtually.