Embodied Non-Violence: An Introduction
Embodied Non-Violence is a body and spirit practice that draws on body wisdom to develop internal resources to live out non-violence in situations of conflict and to restore self-worth and vitality after experiences of violence and trauma. This workshop will introduce participants to some of the key components of embodied non-violence: embodiment practice and presence skills, and provide some experiences of different levels and ways of embodying and resourcing non-violence, with an emphasis on play, creativity, self-care and connection to Spirit. This workshop will be useful for those who work with survivors of violence.
November 1. 9 am – 5 pm.
School for Community and Public Affairs
2149 Mackay (Metro Guy Concordia)
Cost $50 -$75 sliding scale. Bring a bag lunch and snacks will be provided.
Please wear comfortable clothing
Denise Nadeau is of mixed French, Irish, English and Mi’kmaq heritage. She is a theologian, movement therapist and popular educator whose work combines expressive art therapies and spiritual practices in the repair of violence. She has worked in the area of prevention and healing of violence against women for over thirty years. In the past ten years she has been involved in interfaith programming to prevent violence in the context of racism and colonialism and in the area of building Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relationships. She is Director of the Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, an Adjunct Faculty in Religion at Concordia and a Research Associate at Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and currently is working with Lenonet Project at University of Victoria. Between 2003 and 2005 she co-designed with Nisha Sajnani the Creating Safe Spaces Program at the South Asian Women`s Community Centre in Montreal. She has developed and taught Embodied Non-Violence in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
To register contact Farah Fancy at 514-481-2775 or email:
farahfancy@yahoo. ca and provide the following details:
2) Phone Number,
3) E-mail address,
4) Why you are interested in the topic, and
5) What you are hoping to gain from attending.
Due to the experiential nature of this workshop, space is limited.
To confirm attendance please mail your cheque to:
4635 Beaconsfield Ave
Montreal, QC H4A 2H8