CU Boulder, Naropa to Host Collective Trauma Healing Workshop

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The University of Colorado Boulder, Naropa University and The Pocket Project are hosting a free virtual Colorado collective trauma healing workshop on Wednesday and Thursday.

CU Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Director Beverly Kingston said she wanted to run the workshop since the spring when 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at King Soopers in Boulder.

The workshops are about more than the March shooting, with organizers noting that Coloradians have been affected by a disproportionate number of mass shootings over the past 20 years and the increase in violent crime in black and Latino communities.

“As a result, the people of Colorado have a common heritage of collective trauma, which reduces our ability to see and heal psychological wounds. This trauma decreases well-being, increases fear and perpetuates violence among individuals and communities, ”the organizers wrote on the event’s website.

The workshops aim to identify individual, ancestral and collective traumas as well as sources of resilience.

The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and people should plan to attend both, Kingston said.

“I hope people come away with hope and a feeling that we can prevent violence, that we can heal our trauma, that we can heal, and that we can get through this stronger and really move forward on what we are doing. know how to work to prevent violence, ”said Kingston. .

To register, visit bit.ly/3E2e1ow.


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