Take responsibility for what you love as an act of service.* This practice is a game-changing skill...The more this practice becomes our operating norm, the more innovation, joy, solidarity, generosity, and other qualities of well-being appear. -Peggy Holman
Travis Spencer, Executive Director of the Institute of African American Mindfulness (IAAM), will discuss the importance of the embodiment of mindfulness to assist healing from trauma. Travis will discuss how trauma-informed Mindfulness and a “community of practice” nurture individual and collective healing, and expands communal capacity.
Travis will provide insightful anecdotes from his work with DC Public Schools (DCPS), Run Hope Work, Educare, and Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and lead a discussion on how trauma-informed mindfulness can support healing and health equity by transforming aggression and violence into compassion, respect, harmony, generosity, and balance. will examine the potential future of trauma-informed Mindfulness circles to support healing and health equity.
Travis Spencer, Executive Director of the Institute of African American Mindfulness (IAAM)