Resilience: Discovering and Supporting the Roots of Individual and Community Strength

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 525 River Street, Mattapan, MA

Contact

Diane
D'Souza

Click here to register online for this event!

What helps us survive tragedy and trauma? Where do we gain the resources to move forward as individuals and communities? What makes people or groups more vulnerable to adversity? How can we strengthen and support people’s capacity to be resilient? 

The goal of this workshop is to help those gathered gain greater insight into resilience, what it means for individuals and local communities, and how people and groups can help to increase and support it. Our aim is to increase our knowledge about the strengths and capacities of individuals, groups and communities dealing with adversity and trauma. In this way, we can be more intentional in engaging and supporting processes and resources which strengthen resilience.

Participants will explore the meanings of resilience, learn more about our human capacity to “tend and befriend” in situations of stress, and identify the factors which contribute to recovering or maintaining well-being in the face of tragedy, threat and oppression.

The event is co-hosted by the Mission Institute, Lesley University Department of Expressive Therapies, and the B-PEACE Campaign of the Episcopal Church. It is co-sponsored by Boston Workers Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Mattapan, and Lifelong Learning at EDS.

There is no fee. The host organizations and generous donors are subsidizing the cost of this workshop. Click here to register online!