THESE ARE THE FOUR PILLARS THAT INSPIRE MY
MIND AND BODY WORKOUT TOGETHER TO OVERCOME TRAUMA
A couple of years ago I moved to Germany and started working with Refugees from war zones to help them cope in their new German schools. I taught and collaborated with Schools where I first introduced my Trauma-Film workshops, and was invited by the Talentcampus and Volkshochschule to continue this work. After getting approved by the German Association for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie) as a trauma counselor and pedagogist I expanded my work focusing on school age kids that have multicultural backgrounds.
How well do kids adapt to change? What role does language play when constructing a safe place? What are the assets that enforce resilience? In my experience one cannot address these questions from a one point perspective. Our environment, our skills, our personal stories and our brain play a crucial role when it comes to Trauma. In order to work with kids I have in my toolbox: the lens of a filmmaker, the approach of an anthropologist, the methodology of an educator and a psychologist’s sensitivity to capture culture-specific symbols.
Having been raised and educated in Germany, Mexico and the US I have navigated these three cultures my entire life. Multicultural identities are fluid and dynamic, plurilingual and proficient in understanding different sensibilities. Nonetheless, they are also complex and uprooted and do not necessarily respond to stimuli by making the same connections as monocultural people do. I integrate elements from different disciplines to gain access to those lost translations that help kids overcome their traumatic experiences through playful work.
We will enjoy taming the Triggers together