We believe in finding innovative ways to address the mechanisms of trauma in the body and making these practices accessible to those most in need. That’s why you can find our founders presenting locally and internationally at conferences dedicated to making the world a better place.
Build Peace is a yearly conference that brings together activists, academics, policy makers, artists and technologists from around the world to share experience on innovations for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Since 2016, Feet on the Ground has regularly presented on the impact of secondary trauma on peace-builders, tools for health and wellness, trauma-informed and culturally-appropriate yoga programming, and more.
We traveled to Zurich (2016) and Bogotá (2017) and worked with innovators from Libya to the Philippines, Burundi to Bosnia, on innovative strategies of building peace. It is not easy to promote social cohesion after complicated and often traumatizing conflicts. It is possible, however, to encourage individual and collective healing by building resilience from within through movement and mindfulness practices.
immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative (I-arc)
Immigrant ARC is made up of over eighty non-profit organizations providing or supporting legal services to New York’s immigrant communities. The first I-ARC conference in NYC in October 2018 brought together immigration lawyers to share experience, ideas, and resources related to combatting unethical immigration policies. It was our pleasure to present a session on resiliency and the real danger of burnout & vicarious trauma.