Inspirit and Advance Minerva Women’s Project are running a set of workshops called “Bodymind-Rewind”. The project addresses the fact 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.
1. Value women’s experience, intentions, emotions and intelligence;
2. Offer a set of theories and frameworks that enable women to understand their feelings and enable them to make different meanings of their experiences;
3. Develop the ability to more accurately self- reflect and confronts resistance to awareness and/or avoidant behaviour.
Bodymind- Rewind is 10 classes that teach a range of theories, from humanistic, psychodynamic to existential, that help explain how and why women struggle to look after their bodies, care for their own mental health and/or experience conflict when attempting pro-social behaviour.”