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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.

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.

  • Fall: 8-week series
  • Spring: Weekend Retreat during April

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 several workshops by request:

  • Healing Circles facilitated for intact communities that have been impacted by SVSH.
  • Expanding Your Self-Care Toolkit offers how to heal trauma by introducing various modalities. Workshop topics can include: teas, herbs, crystals, sound healing, art, and movement.
  • Resilience Toolkit encourages participants to develop an embodied awareness of their stress and relaxation cycles. The facilitator guides a small group through mindfulness and movement practices that help reduce stress and tap into your resourcefulness. You can learn more about Resilience Toolkit.
  • 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.”