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Survivor

HEALING CIRCLES

An intentional healing commmunity.

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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.

  • 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 the majority of time listening to and sharing with each other. 

  • Experience diverse healing modalities depending on the co-facilitator's ancestral heritage and training.

  • Be guided through somatic practices to increase internal awareness and individual capacity.

  • Experience some form of trauma-sensitive music in the form of a playlist, live instrumentals, or occasionally - an offering of community singing.

  • Receive support from Circle facilitators to keep the safety of the Circle. 

  • Bring items of comfort for both virtual and in-person Circles. 

  • Have pillows and blankets provided by SR for comfort, for in-person circles, to utilize if wanted. 

  • Enjoy an assortment of snacks and tea provided by SR. 

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Who are the Healing Circles for?

This healing space is offered to anyone who identifies as a survivor of sexual assault and  domestic violence. 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 that spectrum and is an inclusive space for all gender identities, sexual orientations, race and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities.

  • May Healing Circle (In-Person)
    Sun, May 29
    Our Founder's Home
    May 29, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Our Founder's Home, Evanston, IL 60202, USA
    We are honored to be officially holding space for survivors of SA & DV through monthly Healing Circles!