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Embodied Resilience: Towards Relationship with Our Nervous System (Network & Fellows)

This is a Virtual Event: information to connect via Zoom will be shared upon registration

May 14 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Session Description:

Come lean into the wisdom of the body and explore resilience through a neurobiological lens. This session seeks to normalize our stress response and to provide both a framework and practices that support the compassionate regulation of our nervous system. In doing so, we are better equipped to move with intentionality and to be in right relationship with ourselves and community. We will engage in a few embodiment practices, become familiar with the nervous system’s window of tolerance, explore the connection between habituated responses and internalized oppression/dominance, honor the biological need for relationship with Polyvagal Theory, and find an alchemical resilience through the 4-step embodied self-inquiry process.

Note: Primary session content will be delivered in English. Interpretation is available and can be requested in the registration form. If this is something you’d appreciate, please register by April 30 so we can plan ahead.

Contact: Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns at rji@democraticeducation.org

Guest Speaker for Embodied Resilience: Towards Relationship with Our Nervous System

Rita M. Molestina is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington State and has worked at the intersections of community wellness, community education, and healthcare equity for almost 20 years. She strives to uphold a healing justice framework as she leans into transformative change on the personal and community levels. Currently, Rita supervises the clinical access program at a community mental health agency in King County, is a clinical supervisor for therapists working towards full licensure, and also holds a small caseload in private practice. She draws intimately from her own healing journey to facilitate embodied liberation of all. Rita is passionate about somatics, healing and movement, reproductive justice, intergroup dialogue, and ethical nonprofit management. She received a Master of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, a BA in Psychology from Occidental College, and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. 


May 14
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


This Virtual Event will be held on Zoom