Sun, Feb 18|
Holocaust Museum LA
Ancestor's Voices: A Movement Workshop
Join instructor Donna Sternberg for a participatory community workshop examining inherited ancestral trauma and how it manifests in our bodies through guided movement exercises, writing, drawing and sharing.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
This is a participatory community workshop in which participants will examine inherited ancestral trauma and how it manifests in the body through guided movement exercises, writing, drawing and sharing. According to Duke University, intergenerational trauma affects individuals mentally, emotionally and physically. Tactics historically necessary for survival may in the present adversely affect one’s sense of self-worth, agency, connection and belonging as well as mental health and neurological functioning. In times of turbulence, like today’s rise of anti-Semitism, the external environment may trigger genes to function in different ways. It can be life-changing to examine and recognize the effects of generational trauma and to be empowered to change or override what is no longer beneficial.
The body, not the thinking brain, is where we experience most of our trauma and where we process most of what happens to us. It is also where we do most of our healing, including our emotional and psychological healing. The body exercises in the workshop, beginning with simples ones such as deep and slow breathing, can easily be done outside the workshops and can be utilized in everyday life. The workshop will provide an opportunity for healing and uplifting, to join in community to imagine a world that we would like to create.
No prior movement experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move in.
Space is limited. RSVP HERE