Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
ON DEMAND class w/ optional FREE CEU’s
with educator and author Dr. Loretta Pyles and guest teacher Dr. Salome Raheim.
In this course, students will learn about inner healing through a transformative change lens. Moving beyond the commodified discourse of “self-care,” this course is concerned with healing the wounds of what bell hooks calls “imperialist-white supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy.” Offering resources and inquiries for those who want to understand the whole self, i.e., bio-psycho-social-ecological-spiritual, this course offers change makers an opportunity to embody the journey of healing justice with mindfulness and compassion. The course focuses on the personal, interpersonal, and structural conditions necessary to promote healing in organizations and social movement spaces.
Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with UAlbany School of Social Welfare and School of Education. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare & School of Education, Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0039.
Loretta Pyles, PhD
Loretta’s sensibility about transformative justice was formed during her time working in a women’s collective at a community-based domestic violence program in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to work in feminist movements, she has focused on racial justice, workplace justice, and disaster resilience. She came to body-mind-spirit practices in 1999, after becoming burnt out from her social services and social change work. Loretta’s integrative journey draws from her years of training in Buddhist meditation practices including zen, dzogchen, and vipassana. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Lauren Toolin at Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts in Albany, New York and her 500-hour yoga training at Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She continues her study with teachers from Buddhist, yogic, non-dual, and shamanic traditions.
Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW is a professor at the University at Albany—SUNY School of Social Welfare. Her areas of focus include promoting equity in organizations and integrative body-mind-spirit social work practice. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Raheimholds the PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, MSW from Catholic University of America, and MA in Integrative Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute. She is a meditation, reiki, and yoga practitioner.
Suggested Reading: Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
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