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Solidarity, Collective Care & Mental Wellness in the time of Covid

An online workshop with Vikki Reynolds

14 April 3.00 – 6.00 GMT (UK time)

Repeat of presentation due to demand

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Cost:  £35 + VAT

 

We are delighted to be hosting this workshop with Vikki Reynolds.  Her face to face workshops in London, Manchester and Edinburgh in 2019 were hugely well received and this online workshop is sure to be oversubscribed.

Vikki writes: In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic frontline workers are responding to suffering, hardship and oppression in situations we couldn’t have imagined a year ago. The pandemic has disrupted much of our lives and ways of working bringing disconnection and fear. Resisting Burnout in this moment means we need to go deeper than the “self-care” we are normally prescribed and look at Community Collective Care  and our Mental Wellness, considering cultural, spiritual, relational and community-based ways to collectively support ourselves and our communities. Workers will build Solidarity Teams and practices for collective care. The ambient/ever-present trauma we are swimming in can be crazy-making, and we resist with collective care as a sanity-making project.

Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally.

Articles & speaks free at: www.vikkireynolds.ca

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