Free Workshop: Edges as a Place of Transformation

We have an free offering for you on our Rooted blog today. We’ve made public a workshop we hosted in January of 2022 inside Rooted, called ‘Edges as a Place of Transformation’.

This workshop posed the questions:

How do we begin to disrupt and suspend the somatic narratives we reproduce?

How do we enter borderland spaces in our own lives?

How can we dwell more fully in the mystery that makes way for new responses and new relationship possibilities?

This is workshop was a deepening and extending our focus on the centrality of the body in personal and communal transformation and social change. This is complex terrain, the linking of our bodies and what we've embodied, with historical turns and the cultural waters that have shaped experience.

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About the author(s):

Weena Pauly-Tarr

Weena Pauly-Tarr has been devoted to the fleshy experience of human movement since she started moving. Weena focuses her curiosity where the somatic therapy world meets the dance world, and it is there where she developed her body of work SE+AM, the synergistic location of Somatic Experiencing with Authentic Movement. Weena’s newest work, “Monster Mourning” premiered in NYC in 2023 with a sold out run. Along with running SE+AM groups and sessions, Weena currently works as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a dancer and dance maker, a movement trainer, a Rooted team member and a mother to four. She delights in the incredible range of humans bodying.

About the author(s):

Karine Bell

Karine Bell makes her home with her two kids, her partner and a dog.

She’s a somatics teacher and abolitionist, dedicated to embodied trauma

alchemy. A bi-cultural black woman, she’s also a culturally reflexive anthropologist exploring the intersection of where our bodies/psyches/experiences meet our collective histories.

She believes in the healing made possible at the personal and collective level by the work we do through transforming experience in our bodies today. She combines continued study in somatics with studies in depth psychology with a focus on community, liberation, indigenous and eco-psychologies at Pacifica.

About the author(s):

Liz Deligio

Liz Deligio is a community psychologist with over ten years of experience in the psycho-social accompaniment of impacted communities. Liz has worked with communities throughout Chicago and internationally. She began her career accompanying communities impacted by the loss of public housing. As she pursued a Masters of Divinity and then later a Ph.D. in community psychology, her work became more expansive, focusing on state violence, memory, and collective healing.