Healing and Resilience after Trauma (HaRT) is dedicated to supporting women and girls to experience positive mental health and wellbeing. Our main program-Move with HaRT-provides a feminist space for participants to connect with their inner resilience, build a supportive community, and collectively heal from the lingering impacts of trauma. The approach is anchored to a fundamental belief in our innate wholeness and a desire to expand access to contemplative practices, such as yoga and meditation. Move with HaRT is group-based and evolves over twelve weeks, integrating mindfulness practices, breathwork, guided visualizations, dynamic yoga poses, and joint reflections.
Since 2016, HaRT has been supporting women and girls who have experienced human trafficking and other forms of violence—global issues that violate fundamental human rights and have devastating consequences for survivors, their families and communities. Our programming recognizes the broader context of systemic inequality that is the root cause of gender based violence and often makes it difficult for women and girls to thrive. We address these harmful dynamics through three core themes: (1) safety in the body, (2) radical self-love, and (3) compassion in action.
Move with HaRT is intentionally designed to promote safety, trust, and interpersonal connections. We are currently working with partners in Kampala, Uganda and adapting the curriculum for use in Cebu, Philippines.