What kind of society would we be living in if in place of the hyper-individualization of illness, health and health risk, we recognized that the conditions that cause most common illnesses are related to environmental, not individual, impairments such as air, soil and water pollution, the food desertification of low income neighborhoods, unsafe working conditions and long working hours, etc? In short, what possibilities open up when we see environments as impaired, not people? This 6 week long course provides a conceptual framework for contemplation and action around this core question. The course will be oriented towards local and collective action for health and ecological justice so participants can bring their learning home and co-create in community.
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger, MA, has over 20 years experience as a multi-modality healer, educator and social justice activist. Trained as a somatic practitioner, Reiki practitioner, and Cranial Sacral practitioner with a background in neurobiology and functional medicine, he has maintained a specific focus on healing using non-pharmaceutical interventions over the last two decades. His somatic practice is grounded in Somatic Experiencing ©. His Masters research explores the neurobiology of trauma and trauma resolution, particularly trauma stemming from systematic injustice, as it relates to collective and individual resilience, healing and social change.
Along with working with clients, and educating about health and justice; Mordecai serves as Adjunct Faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), consults with non-profits and community-based organizations nation-wide and is a playwright. Read more about Mordecai here!