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Awakening Possibilities: Ancestral and Cultural Expressions of Grief

Event Date:

October 29, 2022

Event Time:

10:00 am

Western ways of grieving and mourning as well as celebrating are often different from ancestral and cultural expressions within Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The current sociopolitical context is managing multiple collective traumas; we are in a time of tremendous grief and loss. What happens when the ways BIPOC communities grieve and celebrate are centered and prioritized?

This will be a process-oriented, experiential, and reflective workshop. The facilitators will provide some framework and ideas, and knowledge and ideas will be drawn from the collective experiences of the group. This event is only open to those who identify as BIPOC healers. 

Through reflection, small group processing, and large group processing, participants will:

  • Discuss expressions of grief and loss through non-western and decolonized frameworks
  • Discus expressions of celebration and resilience through non-western and decolonized frameworks
  • Participate in group contemplative practices, rituals, and storytelling to explore the spiritual dimensions of trauma treatment

About the Speakers

Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW (She/Her) draws on feminist relational, family systems, and psychodynamic theory in her work with children, adolescents, and adults. She is trained in the following interventions: trauma-sensitive yoga, contemplative clinical practice, mind-body interventions, art therapy and EMDR. She can provide services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog. 

Kenji Kuramitsu, M.Div, LCSW (He/Him) is a psychotherapist and writer based in Chicago, IL. Trained as a clinical social worker and health care chaplain, Kenji draws from experiences in antiracism training and theological education to provide attuned mental health care in clinical, retreat, and movement settings.

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at chicagominds@gmail.com for details.

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please purchase additional CE credits. This workshop fulfills requirement for 3 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing. 

Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.

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Ticket Type:

Virtual Workshop Ticket Qty:
Per Ticket Price: $50.00

Extra Service:

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3 CE Credits
$35.00
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Event FAQs

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at chicagominds@gmail.com to cancel your registration.

Registration for CEU

This workshop fulfills requirement for 3 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing. 


 


Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.


 


Please enter your licensure information in the Google form provided in our follow up email to ensure prompt issue of CE certificates after the workshop.

Event Schedule Details

  • October 29, 2022 10:00 am   -   1:00 pm
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