Before we can see properly we must first shed our tears…

Before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.
– Ancient proverb

Hi everyone,

In regions of the world where mass atrocities, genocide, sexual assault as a weapon of war, famine, displacement and countless other hardships are far too commonplace, some of the “lucky” ones are granted refugee status and get relocated. San Diego is one of the US cities with an extremely large number of refugees from all over the world, including many from countries in East Africa. Beginning in 2012, Living Ubuntu had a project in San Diego focused on trauma recovery within the East African refugee community. In 2012, (Phase 1) we did a simple survey to get more information on the rates of Post Traumatic Stress in that community. In 2013, (Phase 2) we did a 6-week series to educate refugee leaders about trauma. In 2014 and 2015 (Phase 3), we conducted a research project utilizing Dr. David Berceli’s Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (more on Phase 3 here).

This past year, data was statistically analyzed and we were all extremely pleased to find that the results were very good. Watch the above video to find out more.

We have a lot of really good things coming up in 2017. Scroll down to the bottom of this email to see all the amazing events coming up in the first few months of the new year.

Even though we are a small, all-volunteer, grassroots organization, enacting projects requires funds. If you like what we are doing, please support us with a year-end one-time contribution. Or to be even more helpful, sign up as a monthly donor. Amounts as small as $10.00 a month are affordable for many. We are grateful for gifts of any size.

Donate here.

Much gratitude,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
livingubuntu.org

(949) 891-2005
[Ubuntu] n. We belong to the greater whole
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:::UPCOMING EVENTS:::

JANUARY

Tuesday 3
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Orange County for Climate Action (planning meeting)

Wednesday 4
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Plant Powered OC Workshop: The Secrets To Weight Loss on a Plant-Based Diet

Thursday 5
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®)- Group Shake

Saturday 14
9:00am – 4:30pm – Re-examining our Belief Systems: Growing Beyond the Known (a 3-part TRE® workshop series) – Part I: Stress

Thursday 19
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake

FEBRUARY

Wednesday 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Plant Powered OC Workshop

Thursday 2
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake

Tuesday 7
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Orange County for Climate Action (planning meeting)

Thursday 9
6:30pm – 9:00pm – (GWC) Trauma’s Effect: Inequities in our Schools and in our World (a 3-part film series and discussion) Part I: A Screening of “Paper Tigers

Thursday 16
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake

Thursday 23
6:30pm – 9:00pm – (GWC) Trauma’s Effect: Inequities in our Schools and in our World (a 3-part film series and discussion) Part II: A Screening of “Resilience

Saturday 25
9:00am – 4:30pm – Re-examining our Belief Systems: Growing Beyond the Known (a 3-part TRE® workshop series) – PART II: Trauma

MARCH

Wednesday 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Plant Powered OC Workshop

Thursday 2
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake

Tuesday 7
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Orange County for Climate Action (planning meeting)

Thursday 16
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake
6:30pm – 9:00pm – (GWC) Trauma’s Effect: Inequities in our Schools and in our World (a 3-part film series and discussion) Part III: A Screening of “In Utero

Saturday 25
9:00am – 4:30pm – Re-examining our Belief Systems: Growing Beyond the Known (a 3-part TRE® workshop series) – PART III: Evolving

APRIL

Tuesday 4
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Orange County for Climate Action (planning meeting)

Wednesday 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Plant Powered OC Workshop

Thursday 6
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake

Wednesday 12
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Critical Conversations at Soka presents Moby: Vegan Meat-Up

Thursday 20
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake
6:30pm – 9:00pm – (GWC) A Pre-Conference Event: A Screening of “Speciesism

Friday 28
8:30am – 5:00pm – (GWC) A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century

Saturday 29
TBD – (still planning this one, but please save the date as we will focus on the state of our oceans, the living beings in them, and the implications for our own species – an Earth Month event)

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