CreditsLast Updated 2017-06
In this exercise, women will push back on any feelings of monotony, disenchantment, sadness and disconnection by activating their desire to dream and rejoice with life.
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This session should be attributed to Mujeres Al Borde’s Manual “Self-Care and Feminist Healing for Unmanageable” as adapted for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting resource “Cyberwomen: Holistic Digital Security Training Curriculum for Women Human Rights Defenders”, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International CC BY-SA 4.0 License
Step 1 | Begin by explaining how, in the daily life of a woman activist or human rights defender, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by feelings of monotony, disenchantment, sadness and disconnection to overcome.
Step 2 | Continue by explaining that, during this exercise, participants will address those feelings they experience when they are struggling, or feel lost and without a sense of direction – they will do this by activating an energy point which, in traditional Eastern medicine, activates the desire to dream and to feel enchanted by life again.
Step 3 | Invite the participants to sit in a circle, either in their seats or on the floor.
Step 4 | Lead the group through the following steps (have them repeat this three times):