If you identify with being a survivor or a victim, I invite you to join Safe Space Conversations. These confidential support groups are available for anyone feeling that they have experienced sexual harassment or assault during their aikido training. Find out more by selecting Safe Space Conversations on the contact page and receive email notifications with invitations to gatherings.
SAFE SPACE CONVERSATIONS
Connect online with other people in the wider aikido community in a non-judgmental space
Join others that are ready to talk about difficult, sensitive issues
Understand that sexual harassment intersects with gender equality, race issues, and social justice
Complete the contact form, select Safe Space Conversations, and stay informed about upcoming online gatherings.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) or 800.656.HOPE(4673).
These resources have been meaningful to me or come highly recommended:
EMDR International Association, Creating Global Healing, Health, and Hope
Me Too Movement, offers support, assistance, and a free Survivor Healing Series.
Rachel Grant offers programs for sexual abuse survivors, check it out and sign up now.
Sidran Institute, Trauma Stress Education & Advocacy
Teresa Shiraishi Counseling, domestic violence and sexual assault specialist
Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk
My Grandmother's Hands, by Resmaa Menakem
Not The Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships After Childhood Trauma, by Dr. Laura Brown
Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond, by Matthew Remski
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself, by Kristin Neff
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, by Jack Kornfield
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
Daily Show, Trevor Noah, Violence Against Women & Why It Is Up To Men To Stop It
On Being With Krista Tippett, Ai-jen Poo and Tarana Burke, The Future of Hope 5
TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
The Daily Evolver by Jeff Salzman, Trauma and Transcendence: Using Life's Wounds to Grow with Dr. Keith Witt
Unlocking Us by Brene Brown, Episode on Brene on Words, Actions, Dehumanization, and Accountability
Denim Day is a movement that started April 2019
*Contact #MeTooAikido if you have any resources you would like to add.