SAVIS of Halton – $2,000 (Seed Grant)
Trauma-sensitive Yoga & Mindfulness will be geared for survivors of sexual assault, historical assault, PTSD and survivors of human trafficking. These workshops will help survivors heighten their body awareness to notice what is happening inside their bodies and thereby learn to release tension, reduce and control fear and arousal, and tolerate sensation. The practice is based on the growing understanding that trauma takes a heavy toll on the body and the brain. This project will give survivors of trauma the tools they need for their healing journeys. SAVIS believes that survivors of violence should be empowered to make their own decisions about how they want to heal.