Community Healing Networks

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Community Healing Networks

Community Healing Networks are flexible spaces where Black people come together to:

  • Revitalize ourselves
  • Learn more about the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives
  • Share stories
  • Detoxify our minds and spirits

Using a process developed by the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists (www.communityhealingnetwork.org/emotional-emancipation-circles), the YWCA will launch a new series of groups beginning after Labor Day. There will be groups for women only, men only, mixed gender groups, and groups for families (children 10 and up can accompany an adult). The groups will meet for 8 two-hour sessions between the week following Labor Day and the middle of December. Community locations are being organized now, so stay tuned to learn more.

And come out for the Community Healing Network SPECIAL PREVIEW/SAMPLER DAY on Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center, 2711 Locust Street, 63103. African American practitioners of yoga, meditation, Reiki, aromatherapy, and other healing techniques will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about the healing effects of their practices that will be incorporated into the Community Healing Network groups.

For more information, email mferguson@ywcastlouis.org or call 314 531-1115.

Directions: West Pine is closed to vehicles between Grand and Vandeventer. To get to our building, take Laclede between Grand and Vandeventer. At the northeast corner of Vandeventer and Laclede there is a soccer field. Between the soccer field and SLU student housing is a drive with an orange YWCA sign. Turn there and follow the drive to our parking lot. A receptionist will buzz you into the building at either the accessible north door (facing campus) or the south door just off the parking lot.

Group details: Group size limited to 15; open to all genders.

Free but advance registration required by January 10, 2018; email mferguson@ywcastlouis.org.