Category Archives: Transforming Trauma

Graduating Student Presentations at the Fall 2017 Residency

A Recipe for Motivation, with Graduating Student Katherine Valenzuela. There is a gap between the understanding of nutrition and the utilization of this knowledge for athletic motivation. This presentation looks into this gap, or many gaps, making connections that can … Continue reading

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Can Writing Save Your Life?: GGI Faculty Featured in Saturday Evening Post

“What is it about expressive writing that heals us so dramatically? Why have our ancestors down through the ages turned to diaries, journals, and letter writing as sources of solace and self-understanding?” Mark Matousek asks in his article, “Can Writing … Continue reading

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Student Workshops from the 2017 Spring Residency: A Sampling

Embodied Plant Medicine, with Returning Student Stefania Patinella. Healers and medicine people across history and culture have used direct, embodied communication with plants to tap into the powerful medicine they hold for the human body, mind and spirit. In this … Continue reading

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Graduating Student Presentations: Worker Cooperatives, Finding Food, Design for Social Change, and Healing the Soul

Asking, We Walk: An Exploration in Organizing, Cooperatives and How to Live, with Graduating Student Dan Kaminsky. This presentation will look at the worker cooperative as a form of anti-capitalist social change. We will then delve into a bit of … Continue reading

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Teaching Transformation: The Goddard Graduate Institute Book!

We have a lot of stories to tell about how and why we teach and learn at and beyond Goddard. Because we realized how precious, amazing, and revolutionary such stories are, we decided to put together a book, drawing on … Continue reading

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“Restoring the Soul After War”: Student Shomriel Sherman Writes of Sharing the Burden and Finding the Sacred

Shomriel Sherman, a current student in Transformative Language Arts, has been studying the intersection between the trauma of war and the trauma of illness as well as ways to work with such pain. This is her report of attending several … Continue reading

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Queering Sexual Violence — New Book by Jennye Patterson

Jennifer Patterson is a poet/writer, grief worker, creative and herbalist who uses words, threads and plants to explore queer survivorhood, the body and healing. She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence … Continue reading

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