Do you know how to support someone experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis? So many of us want to show up for others who need support, but just don't know what to do. This webinar will cover the basics of how to provide emotional first aid for someone you know and love or even someone you just met. We will offer ways to identify needs and the best course of action for emotional supporters.
Presented via The Icarus Project
The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us.
I am a practitioner of somatics with a specialty in healing developmental and intergenerational trauma.
My ancestors are Sami, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Hebrew people, Scot-Irish, Western and Southern European, and Native North American.
I hold a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine and multiple certifications in bodywork and somatic therapy. I’ve trained with leading teachers in their fields, including: Anna Chitty, John Chitty, Ray Castellino, Myrna Martin, Daniel Foor, Rita Charon, Sayantani DasGupta, and Maura Spiegel.
I work with the modalities of Prenatal, Birth and Attachment Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Ancestral Lineage Healing and work with individuals and families in-person and online. I have received kehunah (ordination) as a Hebrew ritualist and facilitate life cycle rituals and rites of passage. Additionally, I am a professor of Narrative Medicine and teach in both academic and community spaces.
I was born and grew up on Duwamish land - Seattle, Washington, lived on Lenni Lenape land - Brooklyn and New York, New York for a decade, and I currently live on Ohlone land - Berkeley, California. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.