How are personal and social transformation interdependent? Does personal development or spiritual practice change the world if one is not taking social action? Does changing social systems change people deeply?
At this Pachamama Alliance monthly gathering, we will explore the deep connection between personal and social transformation through a somatic and social justice lens guided by Staci K. Haines, Executive Director of generative somatics/Strozzi Institute.
After leading us through a centering practice, Staci’s presentation will delve into the intersection of personal healing and social justice work, and how these two need to be addressed to bring the change and justice we want in the world.
Her expertise teaching in the field of Somatics for the last 16 years, and the way she integrates her extensive study in trauma and recovery and Neuro-Linguistic Programming into this unique and powerful work will be at your fingertips! She is a woman “hard to book”, so don’t miss out on this very special opportunity.
- 6:00pm: Our venue, Peña Pachamama opens and begins serving delicious organic appetizers and entrees (no host)
- 7:00pm: We will start with a brief update and introduction to The Pachamama Alliance
- 7:30-9:00pm: Staci’s presentation
More About Staci K. Haines
Staci K. Haines is the developer of generative somatics and the Somatics and Trauma courses. Her work emerges from the Somatics tradition of Richard Strozzi Heckler integrating Polarity Therapy, Gestalt, Vipassana meditation and Aikido.
Staci is also a founder of generationFIVE, a social justice organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within 5 generations through survivor leadership, community organizing, transformative justice approaches and movement building. She has been working and organizing child sexual abuse prevention since 1992.
Lastly, Staci is the author of “Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma,” a how-to book offering a somatic approach to recovery from sexual trauma and developing healthy sexual and intimate relationships. Her book has been nationally recognized and translated into German, Japanese and Spanish. “Healing Sex,” a DVD of the work, features actors and real life testimonials of men and women representing a diversity of communities, and focuses on using somatics to heal various forms of sexual trauma.