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The relationship between JOY and mental health is intertwined. For individuals from the Black community, who have endured historical marginalization, oppression, and structural violence, the significance of experiencing Joy is amplified, as it fosters resilience and overall well-being.
At the heart of our work is the principle of Healing Justice. We exist to empower and uplift communities, acknowledging the intersections of race, gender, and socioeconomic status in the struggle for equality.
We are committed to providing a platform that facilitates restorative dialogue, promotes healing, and engenders understanding among diverse groups. Our primary goal is to contribute to the transformation of societies by encouraging the dismantling of systems of oppression and inequality, replacing them with systems that promote justice, equity, and healing.
We believe in the power of individual and collective healing as a transformative tool for social justice. By helping individuals heal from systemic harm, we aim to create a ripple effect that eventually extends to communities and societies at large.
Our work also involves advocating for policy changes that address the root causes of injustice, providing resources for those navigating the healing process, and promoting education that fosters understanding of healing justice.
Join us as we work towards creating a world where healing and justice are integral parts of societal structure, where every individual is acknowledged, valued, and has the chance to thrive."
Sankofa Healing Studio specializes in therapy informed by healing justice, centering the needs of underserved youth and adults who have experienced trauma and involvement with oppressive systems. Our Healing Paradigm Includes comprehensive treatment approaches are essential to disrupt re-traumatization and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. We provide culturally affirming and emotionally focused healing environments that embrace a strength-based perspective.
At Sankofa Healing Studio, we acknowledge the traumatizing impact of incarceration. The system of mass incarceration operates through structures that perpetuate gender and racial discrimination, disproportionately affecting the Black Community. Our mission is to liberate individuals from the physical and emotional chains of trauma. We firmly believe that person-centered treatment approaches can heal the wounds of trauma experienced during and prior to incarceration.
We are committed to transformative justice. Transformative justice addresses not only the specific conflict between the harmed and the harmer but also the myriad of social issues that are causally and intricately connected to that conflict. Mass incarceration, as a manifestation of structural racism, subjects Black Women and Femmes to unique stressors that undermine their well-being, the well-being of their children, and erode the foundation of the Black Family unit.
The prevalence of community violence and the disproportionate rates of victimization in Black communities are direct outcomes of structural racism. Racial trauma pervades and corrodes society. Research has demonstrated that racial trauma within the Black community is directly linked to shorter lifespans, higher poverty rates, limited access to quality education, health disparities, increased maternal mortality, mental health challenges, and a diminished sense of hope. This traumatic stress is often amplified by the lack of spaces to acknowledge, express, and heal from it.
Sankofa Healing Studio recognizes the transformative power of community. Our Healing Circles are deeply rooted in principles of wellness for the Black Community and are designed to address immediate emotional and somatic needs resulting from historical trauma, race-related stress, racial fatigue, alienation, and isolation. Healing Circles embody traditional spaces that honor the holistic connection between individuals, their communities, and the world. We believe that representation is crucial for holistic healing, as it centers cultural roots and fosters a sense of belonging.
Remember, healing is not a linear process. There may be setbacks, challenges, and moments of vulnerability. However, through our therapeutic partnership, you will discover your inner strength and resilience. Together, we will celebrate your progress, acknowledge your growth, and embrace the journey towards a more fulfilling life.
Reclaiming our past provides us with valuable knowledge to protect our future while understanding and shifting our present condition.
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