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Meditation and Movement

June 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Free Open to the public: members and non-members

Somatic experiencing practitioner and certified mindfulness meditation teacher Francesca Maximé will lead a 15-20 minute guided meditation. Then we’ll transition into chair dancing with a “back in the day” Zoom dance party and release some of our stress with some of the top tunes from the 80’s and 90’s!

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Francesca Maximé, SEP, CMT-P, IFOT, RLT

Francesca Maximé is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American IMTA-accredited certified mindfulness meditation teacher mentored by Jack Kornfield, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing Practitioner, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy practitioner, Relational Life Therapy couples coach, Focusing Oriented Therapy practitioner, and award-winning poet, author, and former television news anchor and reporter. Francesca is based in Brooklyn, New York where she sees adults, couples and groups in person and online, and teaches therapists and other trauma specialists about mindfulness, the nervous system, attachment, embodiment and racialized trauma. Francesca also hosts the  Francesca Maximé Archives – Be Here Now Network 2020  where she explores the intersection of psychology, neuroscientce, sprituality, social justice, and the creative arts. Francesca was also the recipient of the 2019 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Student Advocacy and Service award for her contributions in the field of advocacy, clinical work and traumatic stress, as well as the 2019 first prize winner of the   Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards  for her poem, “Pleather,” recently featured on PBS television. Last year, she was also featured in the article,  Spreading the Word about Racialized Trauma  by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Disassociation. More about Francesca can be found on her website  www.maximeclarity.com


This event is free and open to public, members and non-members

The Harambee Initiative aims to inspire, encourage and uplift Black individuals, families, and communities as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Harambee, Swahili for “Let’s pull together”, is a reminder of our strength, heritage, and rootedness in community. NYABPsi believes that pulling together and relying on our communities’ strengths and gifts will help us to remain safe, centered and grounded during this uncertain time. The Harambee Initiative uses virtual platforms to foster community support and will include knowledge-sharing, community discussions, and healing sessions, and engagement in creative activities such as song and story-telling. There are opportunities for fellowship, fun, learning, and healing.

We hope you’ll join us. Let’s pull together!

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