|Do Power Differently.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, and I’m coming up on a whole decade of advocacy work. Time flies!
This past weekend I led a healing arts writing workshop for survivors on the topic of self-compassion. The turnout out was triple the size as previous workshops. It was a gift to be among such resilient humans to honor the courage and strength of survivors.
Also featured in this newsletter:
- Where have I been for TWO years?!
- Call for support!
- Highlights & Opportunities to share
Where Have I Been?
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. I last shared an update in May 2015 as I completed half my MSW at Smith College. After a series of challenging events, I decided to take time off from school and found a life-changing opportunity to work as the Career Coordinator at Project Place in the South End of Boston.
Read more about my year working with the homeless.
This Fall, I will embark on the final leg of my program at Smith. Next stop: Lasell College Counseling Center in Newton, MA!
Call for Support! Work with Jocelyn:
Today, I am reaching out to my community to help me identify part-time admin, project/event-based opportunities. I’d be happy to share my resume if you think you may know of any leads! Thank you for keeping me in mind.
“You created a remarkable healing opportunity on Saturday with your facilitating of the Healing Through Creative Arts workshop. I looked around the room to see the wide range of participants and appreciated how skillfully you affirmed our shared purpose of healing from sexual trauma. When you stated it simply and clearly I felt you ground all of us in the courage of that common intention. Then the tone you set of respect, generosity, loving kindness, honesty and nonjudgmental acceptance gave us all permission to write with honesty and vulnerability. This tone combined with your thoughtfully sequenced guidelines and prompts created an afternoon filled with beautiful moments of support, appreciation and powerful writing.”
-Healing Arts Workshop Coordinator, Survivor Theater Workshop & Teacher
Read more about my services, and let me know how we can work together.
Highlights & Opportunities
As I near my 28th birthday, I am excited to share a few highlights from the past two years and share resources I’ve discovered along the way.
-Led workshops sponsored by the Survivor Theatre Workshop for survivors of trauma at the Cambridge Women Center.
-Led workshops at Project Place on topics ranging from public speaking to meditation and life skills.
-Participated in self-defense and assertiveness training through Impact Boston
-Received a scholarship to attend my first American Group Psychotherapy Associationconference
-Reconnected with colleagues at the MASOC’s annual conference
-Sat my first week long silent retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA
-Completed Level 1 Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training
-Met Rachel Grant (see picture below!) in-person on a beach in CA after several years working together remotely.
-Completed psycho-analytic courses at MIP & BIPSI (Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Infidelity, Dimensions of Gender and Sexuality, Basic Concepts).
After producing podcasts (Transforming Trauma) and social media content for the past 1-2 years, I’m transitioning into a direct service role with my colleague Rachel Grant. We are offering a free virtual support group for Adult Survivor of Child Abuse, Additionally, the next Beyond Surviving Group begins in June. If you can think of anyone that might be interested, please let me know. I’ll be happy to send along more info!
Join me at the Omega Institute: Women & Power Retreat: Do Power Differently: OCTOBER 6-8th 2017. They are still be accepting scholarship apps, apply now!
Poet Sylvia Plath says we should wear our heart on our skin in this life. My love and appreciation for this work and my community that supports and inspires me, makes this easy!
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