Who Heals the Healer: The Convergence
"For those who feel too much, may you guard your position as holy."
As tensions rise, so has the need for more healers. The waymakers, the agents of change, the ones armed with compassion.
But how many folks who step into this work have become burnt out or hurt along the way? What kind of long-term impact can we have if we don’t share the same healing methods we give to others with ourselves? How can we be a support system for others without depleting ourselves? How can we develop tools to thrive as opposed to just surviving? Who heals the healer?
A large scale conference of the event series, the intention of the convergence is to cultivate an ecosystem rooted in community care for wellness, social justice and healing practitioners who can hold space for one another as they continue to hold space for community. The curated techniques and solutions from this series will be shared widely in the form of a publication in 2018.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Where: Mayday Space, 176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
10:00am - Doors Open
10:30am - Opening Ceremony
11:00am -12:00pm - Round 1 of Experiences
12:05pm -1:05pm - Round 2 of Experiences
1:10pm - 2:25pm - Lunch and Vendors/Practitioners Market
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Round 3 of Experiences
3:35pm - 4:35pm - Round 4 of Experiences
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Closing Ceremony
** 5:00pm - 10:00pm - After Vibes at Starr Bar with Uptown Vinyl Supreme
The Mayday Space is a multi-level building in Bushwick. The breakout sessions will take place primarily on the second and third floor. Mayday does not have an elevator, but has two stairwells and has approximately 5-7 steps in between each floor. Mayday has gender neutral bathrooms on two levels.
This is space is open to anyone who considers themselves to be a healer, but will center the experiences of BIPOC, WOC and QTPOC folks. If you are a co-conspirator/ally, please be mindful of this.
Multiple expressions of healers are welcome, including and not excluding; birthworkers, parents, youth workers, curators, teachers, nurses, doctors, diviners, social workers, artists, witches, energy workers, empaths, organizers, creatives, movement workers, yogis, musicians, djs, reiki practitioners, herbalists, farmers, the strong friend; and any role that calls upon someone to constantly hold space for others.
If you're interested in being a part of this space in a more tangible way as a media artist or volunteer - please fill out this form (http://bit.ly/2EegA91)
Donation based entry (whatever amount folks can give) which will be collected at the door as well as online. No one will be turned away due a lack of funds. Funds raised go directly towards the cost of renting the space and left over funds will go to folks who present different experiences.