04/22/19 - 06/14/19
Cleveland Institute of Art
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm (break between 12:00pm-2:00pm)
$125.00 Continuing Education (CE): 13.25 contact hours
Dorothy Cashore, MA
Sadie DelPropost, MSW, LISW
Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW
Humans have a need, and a calling, to come together to heal a suffering world. Yet we live immersed in toxic cultural conditions that frustrate this basic need and create such extreme disconnection that isolation has become a public health crisis. We struggle to trust and rely on one another so that we can collaborate to address problems of unprecedented scale and complexity, from social erosion to climate collapse to gaping inequality. Our wellbeing depends on promoting a culture of re-connection in the face of a culture that breaks apart relationships, derails collective efforts, and fractures organizations and movements.
This training supports participants to lead a shift in culture, an essential and often elusive arena of social transformation. Community organizers, healers, scholars, educators, students, caregivers, and all others are invited to experiment with relational, narrative, and embodied practices designed to take on the biggest threat to our efforts to heal the world: a culture that separates us from the earth, from each other, and from ourselves. These strategies ensure we can depend on one another, without shying away from the challenges of diversity, power, and trauma. We explore how to embody values of support, empathy, interdependency, inclusion, and shared leadership.
The framework for this training is based on an integration of social capital research, social neuroscience, relational theory, community organizing, and somatic education.
GIC OFFICE: 216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org