Coming up in 2023:
Keynote Address: We Take Care of Each Other
November 17, 2022
Whāraurau invites you to attend an online:
Resisting Vicarious Trauma and Burnout with Solidarity, Connection & Collective EthicsVikki Reynolds
Wed, 16 November 2022 – 1:00 pm
‘When we move from self-care to Collective Care, and respond with solidarity and believed-in-hope we can have sustainability, which is so much more than not burning out. Centring our collective ethics for justice-doing is a path to sustainability: we aren’t meant to do this work alone. We can experience vicarious resistance and transformation in our work and for ourselves, the people we walk alongside and the communities of struggle we work with and live in.’ Vikki Reynolds PHD RCC.
This online workshop will explore the following ideas related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice within the context of our work with whaiora.
This workshop will introduce some new initiatives around supporting kaimahi wellbeing in the workplace including;
· ‘The Zone of Fabulousness’: Resisting Burnout, Disconnection, and Enmeshment
· An ethical stance for Justice-Doing and trying-to-be Decolonizing practice
· Resisting isolation, building solidarity, and collective accountability
· Inviting community accountability practices
· Collaborative Supervisory Frameworks: Living Supervision and Solidarity Groups
Keynote and Workshop: Resisting Burnout with Justice-doing, Collective Care & Solidarity In resisting Gender Based Violence
November 9, 2022
Vikki Reynolds Workshop ‘Trauma’ and Resistance: Innovative Responses
This online workshop offers a justice-doing response to ‘trauma’, oppression, violence and suffering
Presented by the Victoria Community Action Team
Fri, 14 October 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
This workshop is free to those on the frontline of the overdose epidemic, peers and workers.
Vikki will share stories of practice and acts of resistance that inspire hope, describing activist-informed ways of responding to suffering in persons who have been oppressed and harmed. This approach centres on witnessing folks’ wise and creative acts of resistance. Justice-doing and a decolonising stance for the work is required to resist psychology’s neutrality and objectivity that often blames people for their own suffering from oppression. A witnessing approach requires that we situate personal suffering in its sociopolitical context and resist the individualisation and medicalization of suffering as ‘trauma’ and other mental illnesses.
This online workshop offers a justice-doing response to ‘trauma’, oppression, violence and suffering.
It will address:
-A decolonizing & justice-doing ethical stance
-Resist individualization, objectivity & neutrality of trauma Industry
-Witnessing stance informed by direct action activism
-Understandings of Acts of Resistance
-Stories from practice
Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC Is an activist/therapist & a white settler on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Vikki’s articles & speaks free at http://www.vikkireynolds.ca
This workshop is brought to you by the Victoria Community Action Team (VCAT). This workshop series is in support of those on the frontlines of the overdose epidemic.
In partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction’s Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), the Community Action Initiative (CAI) funds Community Action Teams (CATs) in communities hardest hit by the overdose crisis across the province.
The purpose of Community Action Teams is to help communities develop partnerships to provide focused, action-oriented strategies that will help to address the overdose crisis on a local level.
Want to know more or get more involved? Connect with us at email@example.com
Trauma & Resistance with Vikki Reynolds
Thursday, October 13 from 1:30-4pm.
Vikki offers an alternative approach to work with ‘trauma’ from a decolonising, anti-oppression stance which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. Honouring the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom. Vikki will illustrate a witnessing approach to therapy using practice examples and structuring safety as the foundation of the work. She will share alternative understandings of ‘trauma’ that resist psychology and the helping professions’ normalizing practice of re-framing oppression, harm and suffering as personal deficit and disguising acts of resistance as trauma and pathology symptoms.
Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture
Survivor Advocates Supervisory Dialogue
Wednesday October 12 from 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Septiembre 27, 28 y 29 VIKKI REYNOLDS
– Las personas son mucho más que la peor cosa que hicieron
BC Lower Mainland Chapter Webinar
September 20th, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Health care systems across Canada are struggling with burnout and sustainability, calling for a systemic response. This presentation and workshop will explore how health care leaders and practitioners can resist burnout, foster collective accountability, and build solidarity. It is informed by the intersections between health care practice and social justice activism.
CCHL Members: Free
*Webinar details will be provided following registration
Maintenance of Certification
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
Keynote Address: Justice-Doing & Believed-in-Hope: Our collective resistance to hate-filled politics
Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC
How do we position ourselves in useful and meaningful ways with a spirit of Justice-Doing and shouldered up in solidarity with folx who share our collective ethics? How do we hold onto and engender a believed-in-hope amidst the oppressive structures and necro politics people are suffering from? Vikki will address how a Supervision of Solidarity and an ethic of Justice-Doing offer a place to stand as a frame for our collective community work and therapy. This work is informed by an intention for de-colonizing and justice-doing practice. Vikki will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism while working in contexts of oppression and suffering, and weave our collective resistance to oppression and structural abandonment together with social movements. We will acknowledge the cruelty of mean and hate-filled politics, and the suffering of “messed with human beings” alongside luminous stories of everyday resistance with threads of “immeasurable outcomes” of our work alongside persons struggling to keep a finger hold on dignity. We will be invited to reflect on our own stances for ethical practice, and puzzle our intentions of “walking our talk”, opening up our collective work to a hopeful skepticism that questions the ethics alive in our practice.
In this interactive workshop practitioners will be invited into an investigation of the spirit of justice-doing alive in our work. A hopeful skepticism invites us to look to our practice to see how our ethical commitments to justice-doing are revealed. We will consider our collective ethics and practices for creating cultures of accountability. Creating Solidarity Teams can help us stay ethical, shoulder us up in response to the hardness of our work, and foster our collective sustainability.
Justice-Doing in Therapy and Community Work
A two-day in-person workshop with Vikki Reynolds
Manchester and London, April/May 2022
Manchester: Thurs/Fri April 28/29
London: Tues/Wed May 3/4
£230 + VAT, 20% off for self-funders
This workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justice activism. Vikki will illuminate her stance for an ethic of Justice-Doing as a frame for community work and for therapy.
She will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism that encompasses centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collective sustainability, critically engaging with language and structuring safety.
We will engage with our own stances for ethical practice, and participate in a Solidarity Group with the intention of “walking our talk” and opening up our collective work to a hopeful skepticism that questions the ethics alive in our practice.
This workshop will help participants:
- Consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for therapy and community work.
- Deconstruct “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a “Culture of Critique” that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer.
- Consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique.
- Share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships.
- Create cultures of accountability that invite critique that are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision.
- Practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethics