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Jul 9: Retrain Your Lizard Brain: Somatic Singing for Trauma Awareness + Resilience

What : Retrain Your Lizard Brain: Somatic Singing for Trauma Awareness + Resilience When : Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where : Wal...

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Jul 9: Retrain Your Lizard Brain: Somatic Singing for Trauma Awareness + Resilience

What: Retrain Your Lizard Brain: Somatic Singing for Trauma Awareness + Resilience
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Walker/New City Church,
3104 16th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407 (map)
With: Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute and GOOD TROUBLE

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How do we find our way through personal, cultural, and systemic trauma towards resilience? Our culture is honestly pretty terrible at having community rhythms to process this and tools to live towards growth. Singing and somatic practice are one container offering a space to practice working through our grief, pain, and conflict towards finding joy, courage and connection.

Inspired by the STAR* training, you’re invited to a monthly community song circle of simple songs, taught call and echo, and somatic practices to check in with how our bodies are processing. You don’t need to “be a singer” - we’re not singing to perform; we sing because it changes us.

What to Bring:
To make the most of our time together, please remember to bring the following items:
  • Water to stay hydrated throughout the event
  • Clothes that are suitable for easy movement
  • Yoga mats, pillows, and blankets for your comfort during somatic practices
  • A journal and pen for any reflections or insights you may wish to jot down
Donation Guidelines
We request a donation for tickets to this event - any amount between $10-$50; we use a sliding scale in order to make this work as accessible as possible to people. For reference, we consider:
  • $10 is a Sliding scale solidarity rate for folx who would not otherwise be able to come
  • $25 is a Full price ticket that allows us to break even for this event
  • $50 is a Benefactor rate that allows more people to attend by covering costs for our community.
If you want some help thinking through what you might be able to donate, we've found this graphic really helpful in thinking through the amount of financial privilege you carry and how it might apply: https://www.transgendertraininginstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sliding-Scale-Guidance2.png

COVID-19 Precautions:
We remain committed to your safety and well-being. Depending on the current COVID-19 situation, you may be required to wear a mask during the event. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these circumstances together.

Workshop Partners:
Workshop leaders Conie Borchardt and Liz Digitale Anderson are GOOD TROUBLE, a queer mixed Asian songleading duo. They lead music for connection: songs for joy, grief, courage, and liberation. Conie and Liz have led community singing for picket lines and protests, backyard parties and bonfires, grief and healing spaces, Education for Liberation workshops, and anti-racist somatic praxis. They deeply believe that singing is for everyone, and that we sing because it changes us and anchors us to build a better world together.

* STAR training, short for Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, is offered by the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, who provides trauma awareness education and events to those in Minnesota and beyond. Check out there many programs and events at https://www.mnpeace.org/.

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