Service-learning provides thoughtfully organized experiences that integrate students’ learning with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations in their own communities. The Healing Arts Service Learning Program blend in ways that increase the availability, effectiveness and use of holistic services and supports that promote healing and wellness after trauma. They also offer alternative and complimentary support to traditional care methods.
Local healing arts practitioners provide classes and individual body-work sessions for program participants while they gain skills in providing trauma-informed and trauma-specific care in their own specialty area. We work with participants who have physical and mental health challenges related to unresolved trauma and chronic pain. The high majority (96%) of the people using our services report chronic (and sometimes acute) pain. Our practitioners are trained in and provide care using modalities with documented histories and growing evidence of their benefits.
- Practicum opportunities for healing arts practitioners
- Service Learning modalities include yoga, massage, acupuncture, wellness assessment and planning, mindfulness, & digital storytelling workshops for survivors
- Supervision, case review, modality specific training and hands-on practice with survivors
“The Trauma Healing Project has provided me the opportunity to participate in acupuncture, yoga and other programs I could not otherwise afford. It has changed the course of my life. After only 3 months, I am able to do yoga, go on long walks, and just generally enjoy life.” ~ Community Participant