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"Healing is Holding and Being Held" with Molly Boeder Harris

March 15, 2021 janetheclapp Season 2
Clapp with Jane with Jane Clapp
"Healing is Holding and Being Held" with Molly Boeder Harris
Show Notes

***Trigger warning for this episode - we discuss sensitive topics including sexual assault and violence.
In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Molly Boeder Harris about her work and her journey with the Breathe Network and her own experiencing recovering from sexual assault. The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual trauma with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing practitioners across the United States and Canada. 

We talk about:

  • How understanding our nervous systems is not just relevant for people living with acute or overt trauma histories and is a useful resource for navigating life.
  • How we over protect certain area of the body in the somatic and movement world and then neglect to think about other areas of the body that are unique and specific to a survivor's story.
  • How the body is a resource for pleasure and joy and goodness in the way we offer yoga and somatic practice to trauma survivors.
  • How long it can take a survivor to come to terms with the fact they've experienced sexual assault.
  • The ways that the Breathe Network focuses on anti-oppressive best practices for trauma education in addressing both personal and collective trauma.

...and much more.

More about Molly

Molly Boeder Harris is the Founder and Executive Director of The Breathe Network, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and a trauma-informed yoga teacher and trainer. Her own experiences surviving sexual trauma catalyzed her to enter the trauma healing field in 2003, beginning with her work as a medical and legal advocate with children and adult survivors, a campus violence prevention educator and as a yoga teacher specializing in working with survivors. She earned her Master’s Degree in International Studies and her Master’s Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies, which inform the way she holds both individual and collective forms of trauma and oppression close together in her work. Over the last 2 decades of her career and healing trajectory, she has found that the practices which recognize the whole person – body, mind and soul – and which also honour the ways in which trauma and resilience manifest physiologically, offer the greatest possibility for embodied justice and social change.

To learn more or reach out follow Molly on Instagram (@mollyboha) and (@thebreathenetwork)
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