Bodymind Rewind – Inspirit & Advance/Minerva – Women’s Project

“Inspirit are running a set of workshops called ‘Bodymind-Rewind’. The facilitators recognise that women (and especially those in the criminal justice system) often experience a history of trauma alongside pressures and responsibilities from many different directions, e.g. family, partners, children, peers, society, to name a few. Women we have met in the criminal justice system often begin with all good intentions and do not fully understand how they find it difficult to maintain them.

These workshops set out to

1. Value women’s experience, intentions, emotions and intelligence;

2. to offer a set of theories and frameworks that enable women to understand their Feelings and to enable them to make different Meaning of their experiences;

3. to develop the ability to more accurately self- reflect and Confront resistances to awareness or avoidant behaviour.

This is done through 10 classes that teach a range of theories, from humanistic, psychodynamic to existential, that may help explain how and why women struggle to look after their bodies, care for their own mental health or experience conflict when attempting pro-social behaviour.”