Five Free Wellness Events in Washington County Support Trauma-Informed Communities
VermontBiz The Vermont Kindness Project, with support from the Vermont Department of Health and Mosaic Vermont, is hosting five free public wellness events entitled, “Returning Home to Ourselves,” in September and October. The events are hosted by Kimberly Pierce, a trauma-trained medical provider who has been translating the neuroscience of trauma and resilience into accessible care for more than a decade. These events aim to support community understanding of how addressing childhood trauma and creating environments that encourage Radical Love can offer us a different way of being.
By ensuring Vermont’s status as the first trauma-informed state, we can address the impact of trauma on preventable public and community health problems like gun violence, racism, hate crimes, bullying, diabetes, asthma, and depression, among other things.
Each event will feature a brief presentation and screening of the documentary “The Faces of ACEs”, (Adverse Childhood Experiences ). The film will be followed by a demonstration of somatic, or body based skills of resilience, ending with a discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please visit The Vermont Kindness Project’s website: www.thevermontkindnessproject.org to register for these free events.
River’s Way Movement Studio: Montpelier
Montpelier Senior Activity Center
Worcester Town Hall
Plainfield Opera House
5:30- 7:30 pm
The First Unitarian Church of Barre
The Vermont Kindness Project believes that all life is sacred and that our world would be a better place if we all had universal education about the medical science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This research proves what we already know to be true, that stress leaves physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds in our bodies. Dr. Robert Anda, the author of the ACE study tells us that “what is predictable is preventable;“ yet how do we prevent that which we cannot even speak? The ACEs framework is the language, and by bearing witness, we remove shame and empower ourselves and each other. The Vermont Kindness Project believes that the time is now to create a brighter and more loving world, and that kindness to ourselves, our fellow humans, and the earth can and should save the world.