Narratives of Pain: Recovery Edition-Seattle, WA
Jun 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Seattle, WA
Please join Eating Recovery Center, Insight Behavioral Health Center, Wide Wonder, and Narratives of Pain in a healing evening of storytelling to decrease stigma, raise awareness, and build community surrounding mental health issues in recovery.
Wide Wonder is a grassroots movement that aims to inspire and be inspired through community, connections, and a conversation that focuses on changing attitudes, and language, with regard to people who struggle with mental illness and/or use drugs. Wide Wonder is ZERO stigma! Narratives of Pain is a storytelling showcase geared towards community-centered healing. Each showcase features a collection of brave storytellers who share about personal pain, in the presence of supportive community. Stories range in subject matter and form, focused on the needs of each person.
The Narratives of Pain structure honors both storytellers and witnesses (i.e. audience) within its format. We invite all community to experience this event, in hopes that the evening will be valuable and cathartic. Come prepared to hear and hold the stories of people with different perspectives in recovery.
If you find yourself feeling brave, there will also be an opportunity for audience members to share towards the end through the open mic portion of the event. It is sure to be a night full of vulnerability and connectedness. If you find yourself feeling triggered or activated by any of the stories shared, please know there will be licensed mental health clinicians on hand to help and that it is totally ok if emotions show up in the space.
There will be a selection of appetizers and snacks to accomodate differing dietary restrictions (i.e. dairy, gluten, etc).
This event is totally free and open to the public. Feel free to bring friends, family, or any person you feel is supportive!
To RSVP, please email Nica Selvaggio at Dominica.Selvaggio@eatingrecovery.com