Excavate & Express: Intergenerational Trauma & the Wisdom of Our Ancestors


Excavate & Express: Intergenerational Trauma & the Wisdom of Our Ancestors is a six-week heart-filled online workshop that explores intergenerational trauma and healing through writing and conversation. In this offering, we will gather online in a small group, co-create a supportive space together, use mindfulness and somatic exercises to ground our bodies, and writing prompts to reveal the stories we hold. We will write, discuss, and share on topics including grief and love, family stories, writing into the unknown, and the gifts of our ancestors.

No writing experience is needed to join – this is a warm, friendly, and gentle class. Sharing your writing is always a choice and is not required to participate in this workshop.

Program Details:
Wednesday evenings: November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 4 & 11 (6 consecutive weeks)
Evening workshop 4pm-5:30pm PST / 7pm-8:30pm EST
90-minute sessions
Open to 10 participants
Cost per participant: $180 (plus processing fee) (Subsidy available. Apply online by clicking here.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Presented by Jewish Family Services – Vancouver & Hamilton

Registration opens August 5, 2024.

For questions about the workshop, don't hesitate to get in touch with Claire Sicherman at [email protected].

Claire Sicherman is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, a member of the third generation. She is a published author, speaker, and teacher of writing, and facilitates supportive spaces for deep transformative work. Her book Imprint: A Memoir of Trauma in the Third Generation speaks to the effects of intergenerational trauma and the possibility of healing.

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