- April 16, 2023
- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 a.m. PDT)
Important Event Information
- This workshop will be live online.
- This is a one-day workshop. It will run from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PDT.
- Portions of this workshop will be recorded, and limited access to a recording will be made available to those who attend the live event.
Somatic Archaeology© is a transgenerational trauma recovery model developed by historical trauma healing expert Dr. Ruby Gibson. Dr. Gibson defines Somatic Archaeology© as unearthing in the human body those remains and artifacts of our familial, ancestral, and spiritual lineage in order to both uncover our myths and remember our stories for personal and planetary evolution.
When we peer into our collective history as a society, and examine how we evolved as a group, recognizing the events that brought us to this moment in time, we dig in the earth. Digging is about remembering. The earth is our link to our history, the battleground for our evolution. The earth stores the symbols, the skeletons, and the trails of our lives. The information the earth stores helps us to piece together our lineage and brings us the wisdom of the ancients, the fruits and folly of our forefathers, and it becomes our privilege to excavate this inheritance.
Our body, likened to our earth, is the keeper of our personal history. Wrapped up within the musculature, the tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, blood, and bones are the deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual experiences of our lives. Our bodies also contain the blueprint of our heritage, the imprint of our familial beliefs, and the memory of our ancestors. Just as the earth inherits destructive as well as constructive elements, our bodies inherit the unresolved issues of our ancestral counterparts, along with their joys, their personalities, and their strengths.
Join Dr. Gibson for a transformative experiential workshop exploring Somatic Archaeology©. Dr. Gibson shares basic neurophysiology and introduces the 5 Steps of Somatic Archaeology©. Using our body and Mother Earth as benevolent sources of biological, emotional, and ancestral memory, Dr. Gibson leads somatic meditations and invites participants to notice how it feels to explore their bodies from the inside out to fully heal our wounds and understand our heritage.
The practice of Somatic Archaeology© is for everyone. It is the process of becoming whole by curing your amnesia and remembering your stories. Through this work, you can clearly recognize the trail of stories that formulate your life. This knowledge affords you choice and restores you with the power to consciously manifest your unique destiny.
Dr. Ruby Gibson is a mixed blood woman of Lakota/Ojibwe and Mediterranean descent. Dr. Gibson has spent the past 40 years dedicated to the craft and science of Historical Trauma reconciliation, cultural healing, and generational well-being among Native and Indigenous Peoples. Dr. Gibson founded Freedom Lodge, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in Rapid City, South Dakota to serve our relatives and communities. Dr. Gibson developed the transgenerational trauma recovery model Somatic Archaeology© and is the author of My Body, My Earth, The Practice of Somatic Archaeology, and My Body, My Breath, A Tool for Transformation, which are available in English, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Gibson developed and teaches a Historical Trauma Master Class and builds leadership skills in Native Wellness amongst the graduates. She also teaches a Somatic Archaeology© Master Class for non—native students. Using our Body and Mother Earth as benevolent sources of biological, emotional and ancestral memory, Dr. Gibson’s techniques are being field tested among clients and students with amazing effectiveness. She is honored to witness the courage and amazing capacity that each person has to reconcile suffering. As the mother of four beautiful children, one granddaughter, and two grandsons, Dr. Gibson has a heart full of hope for the next seven generations!