Healing: Practice Sites

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Each year our Somatics and Trauma senior students (those in their second year of study) take somatics out of the “classroom” and into the community to work with staff, volunteers and members of social justice organizations.  Our aim is to offer access to innovative somatic approaches to healing trauma and supporting resilience. Student practitioners work one-on-one over the course of six months, offering somatic awareness, practices and processes to participants. From the Somatics and Trauma orientation, the aim of healing is to create more choice, more well being and the ability to take more powerful and effective action in our lives and in the world.  We don’t see healing as separate from our participation in our communities, the world, and social justice, but rather as an essential part of it.

Some S&T senior students continue working with their practice clients even after the course is over, deepening their work and relationships. The following is a list of organizations S&T students have served over the past three years. If your organization is interested in bringing in S&T senior students to work with staff or members, please contact us.

Arab Resource & Organizing Committee (AROC)

Catalyst Project

Center for Media Justice (CMJ)

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Labor & Community Strategy Center

Causa Justa/Just Cause Oakland (CJJC)


Movement Strategy Center

POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

SF WAR (San Francisco Women Against Rape)

Social Justice Leadership

TIDES Foundation