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Sun, Dec 03



Healing Circle

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Healing Circle
Healing Circle

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 4:30 PM PST


About the event

Join us for a meaningful Healing Circle tailored for members of the legal community who are engaged in or affected by the issues surrounding Palestine. This event will be facilitated by trained mental health professionals and is dedicated to providing a secure, respectful, and empathetic environment for legal professionals to express their experiences, challenges, and viewpoints in relation to troubling events in Palestine.

CMLA-BC has partnered with Ruh Care to host this event with trained professionals:

Tala Barrage is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, providing a culturally sensitive space in which clients can explore and better understand themselves as well as address challenges in daily living. In using a holistic and integrative approach including somatic techniques, mindfulness, CBT, and DBT, Tala helps clients move towards living a more purposeful, connected and fulfilling life.

Amanda Hage-Hassan is a licensed Community Occupational Therapist in British Columbia, providing support to clients with work related injuries and those involved in motor vehicle accidents. Her interests are focused on supporting clients with chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Amanda prioritizes client-centered practice and trauma-informed care, incorporating therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and somatic approaches to facilitate her clients' return to meaningful daily activities.

Key Features of the Event:

  1. Mental Health Support: The circle will be facilitated by professionals with knowledge of the complexities of the occupation of Palestinian lands and the specific stresses encountered by community members impacted. The therapists will provide essential mental health guidance and support, acknowledging the emotional burden such conflicts can impose on legal professionals.
  2. Facilitated Discussion: Participants will engage in guided conversations, creating a platform for open and heartfelt sharing in a professionally supported setting.
  3. Personal Story Sharing: Attendees are encouraged to share their personal narratives and experiences, fostering an atmosphere of understanding and empathy among colleagues.
  4. Networking and Community Building: This event offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow lawyers who share similar experiences, encouraging community and mutual support.
  5. Resource Sharing: Participants will have access to a variety of resources, including legal documents, mental health tools, and literature.

Who Should Attend: This healing circle welcomes lawyers, legal professionals, law students, and anyone in the legal field impacted by the recent events in Palestine. Whether directly involved in related legal cases or personally affected by the issues, this event is designed for you.

Note: This event is intended as a respectful, safe, and non-judgmental space. We ask all participants to respect the experiences and views of others and to engage in constructive and empathetic dialogue.


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