Jan 16 & 17, 2023
9am to 12pm PST Vancouver
12pm to 3pm EST Toronto
Cost: $220 including Paypal and Ticket Tailor processing fees
Contact organizer for reduced cost admissions for community members. Priority to BIPOC and ‘peers’ people-with-living-experience.
In this online workshop we will foster Solidarity and Justice-Doing as central to our collective care and resistance against what the trauma industry calls "Vicarious Trauma"' &"burnout". Vikki will differentiate Vicarious Trauma from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and justice-doing with the people we want to be useful to. We'll explore our relationship to a Believed-In-Hope, and resisting patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that holds clients at the centre, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient...and that's going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness...Where we resist enmeshment and disconnection, and hold connection, collective ethics and the person at the centre of our work.
Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki's people are Irish and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with people-with-lived/living-experience and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture - including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally. Articles & speaks free at: www.vikkireynolds.ca
10% of proceeds will be donated to