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.
The Healing Arts Service Learning Program works with local complementary and alternative medical service practitioners to offer training and skill building in providing trauma-informed and trauma specific care in their own specialty area. In return, practitioners provide classes and individual body-work sessions for our program participants, as well as carrying their new skills to their private practices. This model allows us to provide services to many who would not typically have access to this kind of alternative care as well as expanding the capacity and knowledge of local providers to offer trauma-informed care.
- 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