The ongoing effects of the pandemic and systemic racism continue to take a toll on people’s mental health and make it imperative for us to lean into collective care practices. It can become increasingly difficult to show up for our communities in the ways we would like and are needed if we are not well. How do we notice when we are not well, and what role do ancestral healing practices and wisdom play in helping ground ourselves back to the center? Join SoCal Grantmakers and the Indigenous Circle of Wellness for an evolve workshop that centers collective healing and personal care through discussion focused on understanding Indigenous core values and integrating holistic wellness practices. This workshop will help you gain an understanding of Indigenous values, balance and sustainability as individuals to support personal wellness and interconnectedness with our communities.
Throughout the session, participants will:
Gain understanding of Indigenous core values, balance, and sustainability
Identify how cultural teachings inform our everyday actions and provide a strengths-based approach to holistic wellness
Deepen understanding of how accountability (responsibility) is vital to self, community, and our interdependence
Build relations to uplift our inherent strength and interconnectedness as we look ahead and continue to support one another and the larger community
Kylee Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #110243) who earned her Masters of Social work from Our Lady of the Lake University. She was born and raised in Riverside, California and has worked in the urban Native community within the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties for 10 years. In addition to working with the Native community, she has worked with low income individuals in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties offering services during acute hospitalization, court-mandated psychoeducation courses, treatment and services within the residential rehabilitation setting, and short-term counseling. Being of mixed race, Kylee understands the feelings of not belonging, questioning one’s identity, and forging one’s own path. Kylee holds a passion for advocacy and representation. Her heartwork focuses on intergenerational trauma, life transitions, identity development, self-esteem development, anxiety and depression. Healing the past for the success of the future is one of Kylee’s guiding passions. Kylee provides therapy for youth, adults, couples, and families. She uses client-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, EMDR and other evidence-based treatment models. Kylee also offers wellness circles, training and workshops on ICOW’s Indigenous Approach to Mental Wellness, Intergenerational Trauma, and Mental Health.