Healing Activism

Resources for Social Justice Activists, Healers, and Transformation Enthusiasts Everywhere!

What is Healing Activism?

Healing activism unites personal healing and activism in the commitment to deep, enduring, transformative change society-wide.

Why is Healing Activism Needed?

Activists are committed to social change but are often unaware of how they perpetuate their personal conflicts. People who practice personal healing learn to face themselves, because nothing changes on the outside without it, but they often ignore that personal wounds are created by societal structures and -isms.

Who Does Healing Activism?

Many people and organizations do! There’s also a Healing Justice Movement that’s growing. I use them interchangeably here.

What is my approach?

In posting this page I aim to make this information easier to access, start to create a platform for Healing Activists and Healing  Justice Movement Builders to be in conversation and share their knowledge as we grow and expand, together.

Resources

Healing Resources for activists

Tool: Byron Katie’s “The work
Description: A simple worksheet to help reflect when you’re sad, hurt, disappointed at something someone did/said to you
Effect: Helps heal from hidden assumptions.
More Info:  click here.

Listen (whole cd): Women’s Wisdom from the Heart of Africa
Listen (podcast): On Being: How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations Krista Tippett with Rachel Yehuda

 

The bridge: Resources for Healing Justice

Article: Healing Justice at the US Social Forum By Cara Page and Susan Raffo

Book: Hope and Healing in Urban Education by Shawn Ginwright

 

 

 

 

Tool: Theatre of the Oppressed Description: A complex methodology that combines improvisation theatre, revealing blindspots, and problem solving.
Effect: Reveals messages sent to our individual bodies about group oppression and helps problem-solve and store new ways of being in the body.

More Info: click here for trainings

Listen (podcast): Healing Justice Podcast

Listen (podcast): On Being: Where does it hurt? Krista Tippett with Ruby Sales

Listen (song): The resistance – Josh Garrel

 

 

Social Justice resources for Healers

Article: My Ancestors Didn’t Own Slaves By Jennifer Seibel Trainor

Article: Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is By John Scalzi

 

Tool/ Training: Undoing Racism

Description: For people of all backgrounds, this training provides both the basics of how racism happens and helps you find where you can grow.

Effect: Will help you identify your growing edge and connect your mind and heart around issues of race.

Tool: Healing from Internalized Oppression By Marya Axner

Description: A guide of how to recognize oppression and take action.

 

 

 

 

Listen (video podcast): TED Talk – The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Listen (video): Leveraging White Privilege to Make Right Joy DeGruy

Listen (video): Post-Traumatic Slave Disorder By Joy DeGruy

 

 

Tool/ Training: Undoing Racism

Description: For people of all backgrounds, this training provides both the basics of how racism happens and helps you find where you can grow.

Effect: Will help you identify your growing edge and connect your mind and heart around issues of race.

 

Articles on specific healing practices

Acupuncture: Healing Justice, Acupuncture & Social Change By Tanuja Jagernauth 

Rest: Laboring for Rest. Resting for Healing By Kelly Germaine

Reiki: Why I Do Research and Healing together (coming soon) by Rita Sinorita Fierro

Contact me if you have other resources to share! Contact: DrRita@ritafierro.com