We exist to comprehensively address trauma,
protect our rights to safety, freedom, and joy,
& create new horizons for survivors.

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Vision

A world that fosters safety and freedom to be, with a culture of understanding and mutuality, where healing is led by survivors, trauma is transformed, and joy is claimed.

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Mission

 

Change the ecosystem of trauma and create new horizons for survivors through art and science by;
 

  • Disrupting violent societies with safety and mutuality through community-building

  • Raising awareness and rewriting the sociocultural narrative of trauma on survivors’ own terms through advocacy

  • Building knowledge of trauma through education

  • Supporting survivors to reclaim their power, heal, and transform trauma through survivor-led creative therapeutic approaches

  • Deepening our understanding of trauma and developing new embodied healing approaches through interdisciplinary research

  • Equipping professionals and institutions with the skills to work sensitively and meaningfully with lived experience through consultancy.

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Beliefs

  • We believe the most profound disruption we can do to a violent society is to create safety and mutuality.

  • We believe that addressing trauma is a collective responsibility and an undertaking that benefits everyone individually, socially, culturally, and economically.

  • We believe all trauma survivors can – and deserve to – heal and live freely, undefined by their experiences.

  • We believe in a new healing narrative that is survivor-led, creative, embodied, and relational.

  • We believe in a new narrative of trauma that restores power to survivors.

  • We believe in the expertise of lived experience and the leadership of survivors.

  • We believe in the continuity of trauma-informed practice and anti-oppressive practice.

  • We believe in curious and bold crossovers between arts and sciences.

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Values

  • We welcome our whole selves.

  • We embody mutuality, reciprocity, and intersubjectivity.

  • We place people’s safety, integrity, and wellbeing above all else.

  • We do not compromise on trauma-sensitive practice.

  • We protect survivors’ absolute ownership of their lived experiences.

  • We fiercely embrace vulnerability and recognise it as raw strength.

  • We make space for self-empowerment and
    collective empowerment.

  • We defy societal norms that are complicit to a
    culture of violence.

  • We do not accept to break our authentic selves in order to fit social norms.

  • We actively make space for diverse voices, different perspectives, and new ideas.

  • We embrace complexity and engage in cross-disciplinary thinking and practice.

  • We continuously hold space to reflect, question, learn, and evolve.

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The most profound disruption we can do to a violent society is to create safety & mutuality.

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