Self-Care for Community Organizers and Activists facilitated by Curandera Brenda Salgado.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde, activist and poet.
Caring and organizing for others in our community is a gift, and we can be of highest service when we practice self-care in individual and communal ways as an act of decolonizing and reclaiming healing justice. This also allows us to model for others what dedication to purpose rooted in a commitment to wellness and healthy power can look like. As we serve, we many encounter others in extreme distress, pain, and powerlessness, and we may also be confused about how to provide support in the right ways and with healthy boundaries when they are needed. Join us to learn about various energetic practices that can allow us to make a positive impact for others and ourselves, from a place of self-care, awareness, energetic clarity, presence and power.
Optional: Participants are encouraged to bring an item they would like to place on the community altar during our time together.
SUGGESTED LOVE OFFERING: $10 (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds).
Trained by Purepecha, Xochimilco and Toltec elders in traditional medicine, Brenda draws on the healing powers of the natural world to guide her work as a spiritual leader. Her current projects are focused on mindfulness, transformational leadership, sacred economics, land trusts for social good, ceremony for collective healing and consciousness transformation, and the weaving of mindfulness and indigenous teachings for our times. She is committed to co-creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty, and is grateful to her ancestors for the values that have led her to spirituality, healing, leadership development. For more information on Brenda Salgado, please visit www.nepantlaconsulting.com to learn more about her work and services.