Jenica Wright

Mission

My mission is to create space and resources for helping professionals, survivors, activists and advocates to learn about trauma informed care, trauma awareness and compassion fatigue to facilitate self-care , collective care and healing. I want to do this by providing workshops, consulting and self-care plans to individuals and organizations to help incorporate trauma awareness and healing into their daily lives with movement,and other modalities including energy healing.


Values

There are many values that guide my work:

Empathy/ Equality and Trauma Informed

I believe all humans are equal and that we must approach all with empathy and compassion. It is also important to normalize that we are all survivors of trauma in some way and that our reactions to trauma are normal reactions to abnormal situations. I believe people are strong and resilient and that everyone should be approached with dignity and not in pity.  I incorporate the principles of trauma informed care in my practice and recognize that trauma includes living under oppressive systems, inter-generational trauma and dignity violations that occur when you are not allowed to thrive as your true self.

Inclusion

All are welcome in my workshops and in my practice! I celebrate diversity and strive to make sure everyone feels safe in spaces I create with my trauma informed model. I am LGBTQIA and non-binary affirming and inclusive and embrace body positive values.

Role as Facilitator / Client Centered

The work I do is not therapy or counseling.  I see my role as facilitating a space to provide information and to meet participants wherever they are at in their learning and healing. I encourage participants to seek therapy if they are facing trauma reactions that are infringing on their daily lives or need extra support. The support I offer is simply educational in nature and provides resources for people on where to seek help.  My energy healing practice is client centered and is always driven by the client’s needs, goals and concerns.

Anti- oppression/ Anti- racism

A lens of anti-oppression and anti-racism is applied to all of my work. It is important to include structural trauma when we talk about trauma and how it impacts ALL of us in our daily lives. I seek to provide a narrative that sees how trauma affects us collectively and individually so we can all support each other in healing.  I also strive to be authentic as I practice a healing modality that sadly has been appropriated from many cultures including my own Pakistani roots. I give credit and context to where my healing traditions come from and recognize the the colonization of healing practices by many Western figures. I try to make this right by acknowledging sources, giving back reparations and referring to people from where traditions come from for their expertise.

Empowering grassroots movements and organizations

I want to make sure these workshops and self-care plans and energy healing sessions are attainable to all people that need them and have a policy of offering services on a sliding scale and giving priority to local movements that are working for the community. 

 


Resource page for Trauma Release Exercises

 

 

Emotional Freedom Technique (or tapping)

This is a really popular technique that helps to release energy and build self-esteem.  You can download basic instructions here but can also research more about it on other websites.

http://www.eftuniverse.com/images/pdf_files/eft1page.pdf            

                        

Finger holds    

Finger holds are an adaptation of an ancient Japanese practice called Jin Shin Jyutsu which is a form of acupressure. The idea is to bring awareness to what you are feeling hold the finger lightly to the feeling that you are having a release with your breath.  Look up Jin Shin Jyutsu to find more about it. An easy technique to help release things in the moment.

 

 

General Trauma Release

 

For a list of resources that pertain to trauma releasing through body based movements and holds you can download worksheets for free here:

    https://capacitar.org/wp-content/uploads/EngCapEmergKit.pdf

Check out capacitar.org for a lot of resources on trauma healing and they are available in multiple languages!                                                                                                        

 

Energy Healing (Reiki, Healing Touch and many more!) 

I can give you a healing touch treatment or other practitioners can help that work with energy to help promote your self –healing.

Here is a technique from healing touch that you can do on yourself called the self-chakra connection:

 https://www.healingtouchprogram.com/content_assets/docs/current/Self-CC-handout1.pdf      

 

Great Book Resources :

 

Burk Connie, van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. 

Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: BasicBooks, 1992

Levine, Peter. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997. 

Van der Kolk, Bessel A. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York: Viking, 2014

Yoder, Carolyn. The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security is Threatened. Intercourse, PA : Good Books, 2005.