Post-Pandemic Identity: Who Am I Now? A Four-Week Series
July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$200
Healing the Wounds of History presentsPost-Pandemic Identity: Who Am I Now?
A Therapeutic Drama, Somatic Movement and Expressive Arts Workshop
With Healing Historical Wounds Practitioners
Maggie Silverman & Janna Browning Weir
(Four weeks committed series )
Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 am PST
How are you doing?….How are you really doing? This is a seemingly simple question many of us have been asked repeatedly over the last year and many of us have not known the answer. It has been a time of uncertainty, isolation, loss and change (both positive and negative). As we begin to emerge from pandemic isolation into public spaces and seeing each other’s faces, it can be easy to fall into pre-pandemic patterns and quickly try to get back to “normal”.
In this workshop, we invite you to pause and take stock… Who are you now? How did Covid-19 affect you? What was your experience? Where do feelings around the pandemic live in your body? What did you learn? What do you want to take with you and what would you like to leave behind? These are the questions we will explore in this 4 week workshop.
We recognize that though this experience has been collective, we have been affected individually and no experience has been the same. We will give time and space for each participant to express their own unique story through visual arts, movement, mindfulness, role playing, improvisation, and more.
Join us as we support each other in beginning this new chapter in this collective story!
Healing the Wounds of History, developed by Armand Volkas, “Helps participants work through the burden of shared historical legacies by transforming their pain into constructive action. By humanizing each other through sharing our personal stories we take steps towards healing personal and collective wounds using creative and experiential methods.”
Space will be limited.
No acting, art or movement experience is necessary. Shy folx welcome.
This workshop will take place on Zoom.
Maggie Silverman RSME/RSDE is a Registered Somatic Movement and Dance Educator and Facilitator with Healing the Wounds of History (HWH). She is the founder of The Talking Body, working with groups and individuals utilizing a wide variety of therapeutic somatic movement, dance and drama techniques, and the expressive arts. Her workshops and classes have been taught at universities and organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Maggie is a visual artist, director, and producer of video and public art projects. Her work focuses on Identity, Community, and Belonging. Maggie identifies as Jewish American.
Contact: Maggie Silverman
Janna Browning Weir MA, P-RDT is a seasoned Drama Therapist, Director, and Facilitator with Healing the Wounds of History (HWH). Janna received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston and her MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is also trained in trauma-informed Expressive Arts. She is the founder of Integrative StoryWorks, which works with communities, groups, and individuals, using their stories to empower their lives. She has worked with Armand Volkas in his work Healing The Wounds of History since 2007. Her time with Healing the Wounds of History includes the groundbreaking work Facing the Mountain, which brought Armenian and Turks together to address the shared legacy of the Armenian Genocide. Most recently, she co-facilitated the HWH workshops Facing Whiteness: A Drama Therapy Workshop examining the historical legacy and identity as White Americans, Jewish Identity Now, and HWH: Palestinian Identity.
Contact: Janna Browning