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Introducing myself and my journal: Stories of Women from the Streets of San Francisco

About Me:
I am the Clinical Director of SAGE a non profit organization that is committed to addressing trauma in women who have survived abuse. I am utilizing EMDR a modality that addresses trauma through the nervous system. EMDR has been shown to be effective for PTSD in a quick and culturally adaptable way. I spent my training working with traumatized women from Cambodia. In addition to EMDR we have acupuncture, yoga, somatic therapy, art therapy and good food. SAGE is also working with trafficking victims domestically as well as internationally. My commitment is to bring EMDR to women that are suffering the effects of trauma and to train as many people inside their own culture to bring about positive change through mental health and economic freedom. I welcome partners who are involved in similar projects..

My Passions:
Healing suffering and dancing all the time.

My Challenges:
TIME!!

My Vision for the Future:
To have heaing centers internationally that help heal trauma in women

My Areas of Expertise:
Mental Health EMDR, Feldenkrais Method, Massage, movement

Comments

jodelight's picture

welcome!

Hello Rachel,

Warmest Welcome to PulseWire! We are so glad that you have joined our online community. What great work you do. I am so interested in hearing more about it. I just looked at the SAGE website. Incredible, truly. I know you will have so much to share with the PulseWire community.
I am also very interested in the work you do with Cambodian women. I know that there are issues of trauma in Cambodia, for many reasons-genocide, poverty, landmine and trafficking issues. I worked in Cambodia last year, and am always interested in issues that are Cambodia related.
I greatly enjoyed reading your into journal. I love that you use the word 'healing'. Thank you for your words. I am sure you will find so much joy in the connections you will make with incredible women around the world.

Looking forward,
Jody

jadefrank's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

I encourage you to utilize your journal (blog) as a platform for addressing our community, introducing SAGE and the important work that you do to address issues for women who have been abused, and for speaking your mind in general.

This is also a great place to garner support for your work and connect with women doing similar work to share solutions and form partnerships with. Below are some members that you may consider connecting with:

busayo
Counsellor, Obafemi Awolowo University
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1463

Laura Lederer
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2883

Wangu Kanja
Founder/Executive Director, Wangu Kanja Foundation
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1044

toni
Director of Research and Archiving, Khmer Arts
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2091

shauna lee lange
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2726

Andrea Powell
Executive Director, FAIR Fund
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2585

Madad Khan
Counselor, IMC (International Medical Corps)
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2511

You might also consider joining and contributing to the following PulseWire Groups:

Weaving Our Own Fate:
Woman sharing their stories of abuse and overcoming it.
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/11204

The Cambodia Cafe
A collaborative discussion forum for envisioning the future of Cambodia.
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/8410

Human Trafficking
This group is focused on the issue of human trafficking
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/589

We look forward to hearing your voice and more about your work here on PulseWire!

Warm regards,
Jade

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

efe's picture

welcome

you are doing a great job. i hope you get all the help and resource you need.

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