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MECKMIN OFFERS TRAINING


June 15: TRAUMA AWARENESS & RECOVERY 101

August 24: INTERFAITH WORKSHOP by Adrian Bird

Your payment helps to support MeckMIN's work for interfaith understanding and cooperation.
If the fees listed are not possible for you, please contact us! We want to work with you.

TRAUMA AWARENESS and RESILIENCE:
BREAKING CYCLES OF HARM

 

Saturday, June 15 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Sardis Baptist Church (5811 Sardis Rd Charlotte, NC 28270-5367)

 

You’ve probably heard that “hurt people hurt people.” It’s true. Unhealed trauma leads to recurring violence against self and others. But it doesn't have to be that way.

 

Individuals and communities can learn skills for addressing trauma, healing relationships, and building resilience which improves the well-being of all. Healing people heal people!

 

In this workshop we’ll explore the types of trauma and its impact on individuals and groups, the victim/survivor cycle of unhealed trauma, the aggressor/offender cycle of unhealed trauma, and tools and techniques for breaking the cycle. We’ll also share transformative initiatives and stories.

 

This is an introductory workshop which will be most helpful to attendees with little to no previous training on trauma.

REGISTER HERE

 

MeckMIN (Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network) promotes interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice. We envision a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of its rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person. 

 

MeckMIN offers a number of training programs on topics that are especially relevant  in our society today. Training programs include skills and mindsets for effective conversations when we disagree, trauma awareness and resilience, racism, movement for social change, activism and conflict transformation. More information below!

INTERFAITH PANEL FOR THE WORKPLACE 

A one-hour panel with people of 4-5 different faiths sharing about work experiences -- what's been great, what could be better, specifics about what does or doesn't help create a sense of belonging that allows them to bring their best selves to work. Q and A is included. The target audience anyone in the workplace including fellow employees, supervisors, and HR staff. 

 

Timing: 1 hour

Cost: $750 (or $1,000 with additional small group work) 

 

INTERFAITH PANEL FOR SCHOOLS

 

A one-hour panel of adults of 4-5 faiths sharing about experiences in school (their own and/or that of their children and grandchildren or members of their congregations) --  sharing what's been helpful, what could be better, and  specifics about what teachers and administrators can do to create a sense of belonging within classrooms and schools as a whole. Q and A is included. We have done this quite a few times, and it is always very well-received. The target audience is teachers and administrators. 

 

Timing: 1 hour

Cost: $500 (or $750 with additional small group work) - costs negotiable for schools

 

 

HOW DO I CONVINCE THEM? SKILLS and MINDSETS FOR EFFECTIVE CONVERSATIONS WHEN WE DISAGREE

 

Topics Include:  Non-Binary Thinking; Compassion and Self Compassion; The Comfort Zone; Learning Conversations; Curious Questions; Positions vs. Feelings, Interests, & Culture

 

Timing: 1 hour

Cost: $250 ($125 for current MeckMIN members)

 

 

TRAUMA AWARENESS and RESILIENCE: BREAKING CYCLES OF HARM

 

Topics include: Types of Trauma; The Effects of Trauma; Victim/Survivor Cycle of Unhealed Trauma; Aggressor/Offender Cycle of Unhealed Trauma; Breaking the Cycle; Transformative Initiatives and Stories

Timing: 3 to 4 hours

Cost: $1000 ($500 for current MeckMIN members)

 

A basic introduction can be offered in 90 minutes. Cost: $250 ($125 for current MeckMIN members)

 

Can also be offered as a full-day session or weekend retreat with additional topics. Price negotiable.

 

 

RACISM: TRAUMA and RESILLIENCE

 

A short introduction to using the trauma model to understand and address race and racism in the US.

 

Topics include: Understanding Trauma and Types of Trauma; The Cycle of Violence of Unhealed Trauma; The US as a System of Unaddressed and Unhealed Trauma; The Hope Within our Current Moment; Breaking Cycles of Violence and Building Resilience; Stories of Resistance and Repair

 

Timing: 3 to 4 hours Cost: $1000 ($500 for current MeckMIN members)

 

A basic introduction can be offered in 90 minutes. Cost: $250 ($125 for current MeckMIN members)

 

Can also be offered as a full-day session or weekend retreat with additional topics. Price negotiable.

 

 

SOCIAL CHANGE: CREATING MOVEMENTS THAT CREATE CHANGE

We often talk about wanting "to change the world" -- what are the key components of successful movements that do just that? This workshop explores effective movements to create equality, justice and beloved community and what makes them work.

Timing: 90-120 minutes Cost: $300 ($200 for current MeckMIN members)

 

ACTIVISM 101: WHAT'S MY ROLE IN CREATING CHANGE?

 

Movements for change are created and sustained by ordinary people who take action for the world they want to see. This interactive workshop will explore YOUR unique role -- how to find it and how to sustain it.

Timing: 90-120 minutes Cost: $300 ($200 for current MeckMIN members)

 

Social Change and Activism 101 can be combined into one 3-hour session for $500 ($300 for current MeckMIN members)

 

INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

 

Topics include: The Positive Potential of Conflict; Understanding Conflict Styles; Tools for Analyzing Conflict; Listening with Curious Questions; Understanding Mainstreams and Margins

Timing: 3 to 4 hours

Cost: $1000 ($500 for current MeckMIN members)

 

A basic introduction can be offered in 90 minutes. Cost: $250 ($125 for current MeckMIN members)

 

Can also be offered as a full-day session or weekend retreat with additional topics. Price negotiable.
 

Your payment helps to support MeckMIN's work for interfaith understanding and cooperation. If the fees listed are not possible for you, please contact us! We want to work with you.

 

 


For more information on these training sessions, please contact MeckMIN Executive Director,

LeDayne McLeese Polaski at ledayne@meckmin.org or call 704-565-5455.

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