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Healing

Our Approach

The PATH to Care Center believes in all kinds of healing and recognizes that healing can take a variety of forms for every individual. We believe in the value of a process that releases trauma and we support folks re-connecting to community, cultural, and intergenerational practices of healing. Our healing services offer an opportunity to reconnect to the self and explore what self-care and healing mean to each survivor.

Our Services

Healing Garden

The PATH To Care Center is home to a beautiful healing garden filled with plants and herbs. This garden is only accessible to clients and those utilizing the services of the PATH to Care Center.

Sound Healing

Sound healing sessions offer a way to engage in direct energy work to release trauma from the body. The sounds from the alchemy quartz crystal singing bowls can be impactful physically on the mind/body and allow the brain to enter a peaceful theta (or pre-sleep) state, helping the mind to settle, the parasympathetic nervous system to engage, and the body to access the benefits of deep rest. Using guided breath work and nature imagery along with the sounds of the singing bowls, sound healing offers a practice of deep relaxation.

Spring 2022 Offering: Virtual 1:1 Sound Healing with Joy Evans

Yoga as Healing

This program offers participants a space to decolonize and reclaim healing practices in community, as well as reconnect to the self through mind, body, and spirit. Yoga can provide survivors of sexual violence a means of becoming reacquainted with their bodies, help them become grounded in the present moment, and allow them to explore the benefits of mindfulness as they flow breath to movement in guided practice and meditation. Open to all genders.

Spring 2022 Offering: Yoga as Healing Retreat with Nicole Steward
    • Who: Available to UC Berkeley students
    • When: April 2nd 10 am – 6 pm
    • Application*: https://forms.gle/JqsvzSZsonbWJ8RB6 
      *Completion of application and screening required to participate 

Reiki

Please check back soon for more information about reiki.

Spring 2022 Offering: Virtual Reiki with Melorie Masacupan 
    • Who: Available to UC Berkeley students
    • When: April 22nd, 4 – 5pm
    • Sign Up: Click here

Art Therapy

There are many ways to cope and move in the direction of healing post a traumatic experience. Sometimes there are things we can put on paper with our hands that we can not speak yet. Art therapy is a creative and alternative way to process and cope with traumatic experiences. It is a tool you can incorporate in your own healing journey.

Spring 2022 Offering: Art Therapy with Confidential Advocate Nicola Smith 

Forest Therapy

Please check back soon for more information about forest therapy.

Spring 2022 Offering: Forest Therapy with Joy Evans
    • Who: Available to UC Berkeley affiliates 
    • When: April 8th 2-3:30 pm 
    • Sign Up: Click here

Healing Space

The PATH To Care Center has open office hours available for clients to use the community room/library, private quiet spaces, and self-care supplies/tools.

Consultation

If your academic department, unit, or student organization has been impacted by SVSH, you can consult with us about a healing plan for your group. Please email pathtocare@berkeley.edu with the subject “Healing Consult.”

Workshops by Request

The survivor support team offers the following workshops by request:

  • Healing Circles facilitated for intact communities that have been impacted by SVSH.
  • Vicarious Trauma Release workshops focus on how to take care of yourself and interrupt the impacts of working directly and daily with trauma in your work or student organization.

Requesting Workshops for Your Community

If you would like to request one of the healing workshops for your community, please email pathtocare@berkeley.edu with the subject “Healing Workshop Request.”