Uncovering and Healing the Roots of Racism by Bearing Witness to Trauma
With Nikki Mackay and Chris Halas Wood
Saturday, December 2, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
History is far more complex and interconnected than we are taught in school. Traumatic events exert a force long after the participants have died. Science is now finding that trauma can be passed down the generations through our genes.
Present day events in the US can be viewed through the lens of unacknowledged trauma. Collectively we have never truly addressed the genocide of the Native Americans nor the trauma of slavery. The intention of this weekend is to open a space to uncover the roots of racism in Madison using a process called Family Constellation.
Family Constellation is a therapeutic approach that allows the invisible influences from the present and past to be made visible, acknowledged and made whole. This process allows an individual or collective to uncover the hidden historical narrative that they are unconsciously holding in order to bear witness and give place to the trauma before fully and freely move forward with their own life. This is a highly emotive subject and our approach will be both gentle and supportive. Our goal is to truly bear witness to the collective past trauma as well as see our own place in relation to it.
Venue: Threshold 2717 Attwood Avenue, Madison
Cost: $250 US Dollars (Money should not prohibit your participation Scholarships available contact Chris Halas Wood )
To Register or for more information: contact Chris Halas Wood
Nikki Mackay is a highly skilled Family Constellation facilitator who has come to Madison regularly for the past four years. She brings her extensive skills as a facilitator, teacher, therapist and scientist with 15 years Family Constellation experience to bear in her work.
Chris Wood is a scientist, teacher and social justice activist, who has worked with Nikki for the past 6 years and experienced the many benefits of this work. She moved to Madison 4 years ago and is excited to open this healing space.