• February 5-6, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am PST)
Add to Calendar 02/05/2022 10:00 am 02/06/2022 4:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Exploring the Practice of Loving Justice In this workshop, somatic wellness expert and conflict resolution practitioner Kai Cheng Thom takes participants on a deep dive into her Loving Justice model. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am PST) false MM/DD/YYYY

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Workshop took place over TWO days. Saturday Workshop Hours were 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST). Sunday workshop hours were 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST).

What does trauma-informed, anti-oppressive conflict resolution look like in our personal and professional lives? How can we make space for rage and sadness while also cultivating repair and loving relationships?  

Loving Justice is a model of transformative justice that centers spiritual and embodied personal growth. It is an answer to the question of how we can shift away from instinctive patterns of punishment, shame, and blame toward models of responding to hurt and harm with compassion, accountability, and social change. 
Join somatic wellness expert and conflict resolution practitioner Kai Cheng Thom for a deep dive into her Loving Justice model—a somatic and spiritual lens on conflict transformation. Loving Justice is an abolitionist model, drawing from the lineages of Transformative Justice, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness to provide people with practical and accessible tools that can be used in every part of our lives.   
In this experiential workshop, participants can expect to be invited into group discussion, activities, and personal work. Loving Justice as a model and practice is useful and interesting to activists, educators, therapeutic practitioners, and anyone else who may be curious about engaging with conflict more mindfully and soulfully. This workshop strives to create a brave space where disagreement and diversity of opinion are welcome, however, hate speech and/or violence will not be permitted.

Kai Cheng Thom headshot. Kai Cheng is a young woman with dark brown hair past her shoulders. Kai Cheng face is turned towards the camera and is next what appears to be a window with curtains.
Kai Cheng Thom is a somatic wellness expert, award-winning author, and conflict resolution practitioner. A former clinical social worker with two Master's degrees from McGill University, she currently works at the intersection of mind, body, spirit, and organizational health as a coach and consultant with a focus on trauma informed leadership, personal growth, and generative approaches to conflict. A voracious learner, she has been certified or is training in a wide array of holistic healing and wellness modalities, including somatic movement, breathwork, meditation, hypnotherapy, and more. Kai Cheng has written award-winning books in multiple genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children's literature.  She has been regularly featured in such publications as Teen Vogue, The Walrus, and The New York Times. She loves lasagnas and wicked witches.

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