In this workshop Vikki Reynolds offers an alternative approach to working with trauma. By honouring the wisdom of ‘victims of violence, torture and oppression’ and by focusing on their acts of resistance and responses to trauma, Vikki highlights the importance of creating identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities. Vikki will address ‘structuring safety’ as the foundation of her work, she will bring forth alternative understandings of the way trauma works, and she will emphasize the importance of taking a de-colonizing and justice-doing stance in which the caregiver/therapist resists the ‘neutral’ and medicalised language on trauma, and names the contexts of social injustice that create the conditions for suffering.
When? Tuesday 05 May 2020
Where? Euthopia, Zandberglaan 54/bis, Breda, The Netherlands
Time? 9h30 – 16h30 + a drink
Fee? 125,00 euro early bird until 31 March 2020 (from 1 April 135,00 euro)
1) send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and
2) transfer the amount due to: BE87 8914 3416 1094 (mentioning WS Vikki Reynolds + your name)
Vikki Reynolds is a Canadian clinical counsellor and instructor. In her work she addresses trauma, survivors of torture, homelessness, violence, substance abuse and diversity. Her practice is informed by narrative and collaborative ideas and by an anti-oppression and de-colonizing framework in which ethics are always at the forefront. More info: https://vikkireynolds.ca/