The Gift of Catharsis
A Community Gathering with Ashira Prem Rachana
We are born with the beautiful contradiction of being a blank canvas to life while also carrying the foundation of our ancestors. The way we see the world, our capacity to hold and process emotion, and how we are in relationship with ourselves and others is shaped by our experiences, environment and lineage.
While Ashira Prem Rachana was born into a society of conflict and injustice, her journey has taken her from paralyzing emotion to catharsis and healing. As the founder of Catharsis Holistic Healing, a project that fosters trauma healing for Palestinians, she has created a space to build resilience as the trauma of occupation continues. Ashira focuses her healing work within social and political contexts. A gifted healer, she has also worked for years as a journalist and human rights researcher.
We will also hear stories from Palestinian children living under occupation and meet Hassan, a young man living in the Al Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. Hassan is struggling with paralysis after being shot by Israeli soldiers when he was 17 years old on his way to school. If you would like to donate to his GoFundMe campaign for his treatment and rehabilltation you can do that here.
Join Ashira and Hassan in a discussion about liberation through movement, meditation, and empowerment. Come home to your own aliveness in a world of numbing, find connection and energize your soul.