Are you a queer or gender non-conforming person interested in participating in the One Billion Rising campaign? Would you like to attend a free dance practice in advance of the Flash Mob? Join the open dance rehersal led by Shasta Bridges (adjunct professor of modern dance and founder of Kinderdance Atlanta) to prepare for One Billion Rising dance flash mob on Feb 14th. Free and open to all people. Learn more about One Billion Rising in Atlanta: http://onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/wrtd
JJoin Charis in welcoming Angelique Burke, an educator, presenter, activist, performer, licensed therapist, and certified clinical hypnotherapist, who will facilitate a five-part series this spring beginning with this workshop: "Hawt Loving:Building Healthy Relationships and Creating the Love that You Want." The focus will be on keeping and/or getting the hawtness, sexiness, joy, love, and connection back into your relationship(s). *(Just in time for V-Day!). This event is sponsored by Charis Circle's Urban Sustainability and Wellness Series. The suggested donation is $5. Donate securely online with a credit card before you leave home... Future topics in the series include: II. Me, Myself, & I: Experiencing A Love Affair with Myself. We will utilize Self Discovery, Mindfulness, Self-Exploratory, and Self Esteem Building Exercises to Identify Personal, Spiritual, Emotional, and Career Goals, and Potential Barriers to Achieving Them. III. Tapping in, before Tapping Out: Healing, Connecting, and Growing Beyond Anger, Abuse, and Trauma. Focus will be on getting past Anger, Abuse, and Non-consensual Violence within a relationship, and Personal and Shared Trauma prior to, and/or experienced during the relationship. We will explore personal, relational, and communal impacts, resources, and opportunities for growth, connection and healing. IV. Getting The More That You Want: “Alternative” Ways of Relationshipping. This will be an intro Workshop to Getting and Exploring More Play, More Partners, More Commitment, and More Excitement in your Relationships. Some areas covered will include Non-monogamy, Open Relationships, Polyamory, Kinky, BDSM, Lifestyle, Fetishes, Role Plays, M/s, D/S. V. Living and Loving Again: Life after Breakups, Affairs, Loss, and Trauma. We will explore opportunities for growth, support, resource development, connection and healing. Angelique L. Burke is an educator, presenter, activist, performer, licensed therapist, and certified clinical hypnotherapist who presents and trains on various events. In her private practice she addresses a wide variety of topics such as Anxiety Reduction, Relationshipping, Sustainable Workplace Development, Increasing Self-esteem, Careering, Same-Gender and Heterosexual Intimate Partner Domestic & Sexual Violence, Poly/non-monogamous Relationship Related Issues, and “Alternative”/Kinky/Leather Lifestyle Related Relationships, and LGBTQI Related Issues . She is dedicated to facilitating personal and communal connection and growth via living more fully embodied. She also loves practicing various ways to encourage, support, and evoke meaningful experiences in non-profit, for profit, grass roots, academic, and community based settings. She provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as training, consultation, community networking, and referrals for a vast range of people. Utilizing a wide range of diversely inclusive activities and transformative approaches, she highlights the healing power of relationships, community accountability, intervention, personal responsibility, and self-empowerment. With a proven and long standing commitment to education and training, one of her current passions is creating new community connections that are raw, authentic, deeply intense, and intent on the self-embrace and empowerment that healing, transformation, relationshipping, and communities can bring.