Survivorship Workshop February 13 and March 6

Survivorship Workshop Saturday February 13, 2010

Writing Ourselves Whole
A writing workshop with Survivorship

Some Survivorship folks did this workshop with Jen in November and it was wonderful. The writing exercises will be different and so if you came to the last workshop, you are welcome to come to this workshop as well. You do not have to be “a writer” to have a good and healing experience at this workshop.

WHERE: Family Justice Center    COST:$50
470 27th St
Oakland, Ca

TIME:12:30 -4pm

WHO: Jen Cross : transformative writing workshops
http://www.writingourselveswhole.org

Support person: Dvora Gordon

Many of us who are survivors of sexual trauma feel fragmented or disjointed and have come to believe we must always live our lives this way.  Transforming our language is one way we transform our lives; we can create new art and new beauty out of the difficult and complicated realities of our lives. During this 3.5-hour workshop, you’ll write in response to exercises chosen to elicit deep-heart writing, engaging with such subjects as family/community, dreams, love, faith, and more.

Although the setting is a supportive one, this workshop is different from a therapy group, as the focus of the workshop itself will be on each person’s writing. Also, even as we come together as survivors, we are never required to write any particular version of our “abuse story.” In this space, you have the opportunity to write as you feel called to write, no matter what the subject.  You’ll leave this workshop with: a renewed sense of yourself as resiliently creative, a rich body of new creative writing, feedback from your peers about what’s already strong in your new writing, and connection with a new writing community.

Your facilitator, Jen Cross, is a writer who has facilitated survivors writing workshops since 2002. I spent several years working with survivors of domestic violence and other traumas, individually and in groups, before I began leading writing workshops through which trauma survivors and others could initiate deep and abiding change for themselves and their communities. I hold an MA in Transformative Language Arts, am an experienced group facilitator, and am certified to facilitate Amherst Writers and Artists workshops.

Dvora Gordon  has been a member of Survivorship for over 10 years and is currently on the Board of Directors. She is trained as a peer counselor and did grief support for many years. ” I love Survivorship and I feel honored to be giving back to this organization that has given me so much over the years.”

REGISTRATION
To reserve a space at the workshop or to request a scholarship or work exchange, e-mail the information asked for in the form below to survivorshipstaff@yahoo.com.
You can pay by Pay Pal on our web site.
If you are paying by check or money order, copy, print out, and complete the form below and mail it, with your remittance, to:
SURVIVORSHIP Family Justice Center  470 27th Street  Oakland CA 94612

Name ________________________________________
Address _______________________________________
City ________________________________________State _________________________

Zip ____________
Phone _______________________________________
E-mail _________________________________________

Survivorship work shop  March 6th, 9:30 to 4:30

SHARING DIFFICULT TRUTHS/” Nothing too Hard to Share”

WHO: Mary Ciofalo MFC
Support person: Dvora Gordon

WHERE: Family Justice Center
470 27th St
Oakland, CA

COST: $75-$100
(Scholarships and work exchange arrangements are available)

We are offering a day for survivors to share their difficult truths
with each other. We tried this out once before on an art day, and it
was both successful and welcomed. Participants said that they wanted
more. So we are offering this day for safely sharing our deepest
truths. Nothing too hard to share.
There will be two sessions of sharing. The schedule is below.

9:30 to 9:45 arriving and settling in

9:45 to 10:15 Checking in and Setting up Safe Space

10:15 to 11:45 Sharing Time

11:45 to 12:30 Checking in Again

12:30 to 1:30 LUNCH

1:30 to 2:00 Checking in

2:00 to 3:45 Sharing

3:45 to 4:30 Final Checking in

Because the sharing can be triggering and reactive, there will be
collage materials, the children’s room and quiet spaces available
for calming and quieting if needed. You can choose where you want to
be at any moment. Both Dvora Gordan and Mary Ciofalo will be holding
safe space and tracking each participant.

Mary Ciofalo MFC has been a therapist in San Francisco for over twenty-five years, working with dissociation and multiples a good deal of that time. she is also an artist, focusing on painting and tile mosaics, and has written two books.
Dvora Gordon who has been a member of Survivorship for over 10 years and is currently on the Board of Directors. She is trained as a peer counselor and did grief support for many years. ” I love Survivorship and I feel honored to be giving back to this organization that has given me so much over the years.”

REGISTRATION
To reserve a space at the workshop or to request a scholarship or work exchange, e-mail the information asked for in the form below to survivorshipstaff@yahoo.com.
You can pay by Pay Pal on our web site.
If you are paying by check or money order, copy, print out, and complete the form below and mail it, with your remittance, to:
SURVIVORSHIP Family Justice Center  470 27th Street  Oakland CA 94612

Name ________________________________________

Address _______________________________________

City ________________________________________

State _________________________ Zip ____________

Phone _______________________________________

E-mail _________________________________________

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