A Workshop in Presence for Healers and Change-Makers
“We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.
As social workers and healers, we use ourselves–our personality, voice, perspective, view point, energetic presence, practice wisdom, sense of humor, sense of compassion, capacity as witness, dedication to justice, and commitment to our craft–as tools of transformation. As co-creators of wellness, we are asked to witness the vast range of human experience, from the depth of pain, grief and despair to the elation of joy, possibility and the bright spark of human resiliency. Of each other, we ask that we bring our best selves, trust, vulnerability and willingness to be present to our range of deep emotions. Of ourselves, we must continue to ask the same, building skill and capacity for this continual work of presence and mindfulness-based healing.