Healing in Our Times Project

This project is a resource list & mini-directory of low cost, affordable, and / or sliding scale holistic services which center the needs & healing pathways of POC (people of color).

The Why:
During the first week of 45’s presidency, I noticed a pattern of stress, anxiety, trauma – even multiple reports of nightmares – playing out on my social media timelines. To be clear, I was experiencing all of this as well.

The things that have happened politically, in this week alone, are great burdens to bear & great traumas to live through. The implications of 45, his cabinet, and his political strategy are not theoretical. The cost is steep – for myself, my family, for immigrants, for Muslims, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, and for so many more. Our fears are far from irrational.

Yet, in addition to finding creative ways to resist & make our voices heard, we also have the work of maintaining our wellness while consistently faced with a barrage of systemic oppression & the seemingly non-stop information that comes from social media. Considering all of this… I decided to ask for some help. 

It is one of my firm beliefs that we need each other. I believe that we have, at our disposal, the tools, the expertise, the magic, the praxis that we need right now. So, I asked around for resources that
a) centers people of color (POC)
b) are low cost and / or sliding scale
c) have the specific knowledge of & ability to serve persons with marginalized (racial / ethnic / ability / sexual / socioeconomic / national / religious / etc) identities. In just a few hours, resources began flowing in.

I share this mini-directory with gratitude for all who shared queries about this work. I also share this project with the additional call for more resources, as this project will be updated continuously. I hope it serves your needs!

(Note: This  mini-directory is broken up into services for ‘the mind’, ‘the body’, ‘the soul & spirit’, and ‘the socioeconomic reality’. Since this is crowd-sourced list of resources, please be sure to check out the individual listings for more information & note that you will be using / following up with these services at your own discretion. Resources are listed from a variety of geographic locations & remotely, when indicated. The sections linked below take you to pages that are directed towards healing those various areas)

Click here for resources that cater to
The Mind
(i.e. counseling, therapy, therapeutic services)
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Click here for resources that cater to
The Body
(i.e. yoga, acupuncture, reiki, massage, wellness services)
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Click here for resources that cater to
The Soul & Spirit
(i.e. life coaching, tarot, astrological readings, spiritual direction services, healing talk circles)
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Click here for resources that cater to
The Socioeconomic Reality
(i.e. plant based nutrition education, concrete goal coaching, etc)
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If you would like to add yourself, your organization, and / or nominate someone else to be included in the Healing in Our Times Project, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/n1EPHQLNC0qlVHRG2
We will be updating this list as often as needed!
Photo Credits: Createherstock.com

Update: 3 / 30, 1pm: Today, I was made aware of another list of resources titled: Free or Low-Fee Holistic Care for Black Lives Matter Activists, curated by Damon Constantinides. The text reads, “For activists: Thank you for putting your selves on the line. The healers on the this website have all agreed to donate at least one appointment a week to support you”.

We are grateful for this amazing work!