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Soothing the soul through words, images, and action

May 2, 2014 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm


This workshop is a dynamic, interactive, experiential, and reflective space that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about personal or global loss, trauma, or life-hardships into empowered hope.  Attendees – in a structured, safe, creative setting – will use writing, art, and movement exercises to address topics that impact us all. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of hope, community, and connection with themselves and with others. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your favorite healing journals and tools. No experience necessary.

Learning outcomes

1.  Gain creative tools to help modulate emotional responses to painful memories

2.  Practice skills of self-exploration in a safe setting

3.  Learn options for ongoing support in healing from trauma, using and exploring creative healing techniques


Bio: michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge.  His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma.  Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.


May 2, 2014
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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BTAConference 2014
Dallas, TX United States