We are mobilizing our network of somatic movement practitioners in Ukraine to serve communities affected by the war with somatic practices and education. This is a population deeply in need of tools for nervous system regulation and for psychological and physical relief. The money raised for this outreach will fund our on-the-ground Ukrainian somatic educators to provide free workshops for communities in need. These workshops will teach people how to soothe their nervous systems and find physical ease and freedom at this time of profound stress. The vision is to provide ongoing resources for lasting impact in the region over the coming years. We have a strong community in Ukraine and are actively supporting the region through our network of graduates. Some of the cities we are planning in which we plant to offer free workshops are Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Vinnytsya, and Zaporizhzhia. For a list of our graduates in Ukraine, who will be carrying out this work, please see our practitioner registry on https://livingsomatics.com/find-practitioners.
Living Somatics has partnered with The Shift Network in their Impact Program, to bring this relief to Ukraine. This collaboration is part of the free online Somatic Movement Summit, which takes place from 6-10 June 2022. We are curating and hosting this summit for the third year and the focus of this year's event is Healing Trauma and Building Peace. Register at no charge here https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/sms22a21291/a21291
The Shift Network has sponsored a select number of summit sessions to be translated into Ukrainian and our Living Somatics translation team has already started this work. These sessions, as well as and other resources in Ukrainian, will be made available on the Living Somatics website.
We will keep you updated on the progress of the Impact Program on our Living Somatics Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/livingsomatics.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with sharing this campaign with your network or local businesses, please contact us via our website https://livingsomatics.com/contact-us.
In service and gratitude, Gayatri Schriefer and Siddhartha Brian Ingle