Jennifer Elam has been a psychologist, teacher, artist and writer since her college graduation in 1973. She followed a leading in 1995 to attend a Pendle Hill internship and wound up participating there for the next 25 years. Jennifer now leads a workshop called “Mediating Trauma through Creative Expression”, with her co-leader and clinical music therapist, Gloria Stearns-Bruner, of Bloomington Friends Meeting, IN.
Their workshop uses writing, movement, and music, where participants share their stories of trauma, challenge or grief, as it is now and as they re-vision it. “Trauma is a story that has gotten stuck and forgotten how to dance. We have to teach it to move again.” In our Quarterly Meeting program Jennifer will review the theoretical framework of trauma psychology and how her workshop facilitates healing. Jennifer is a sojourning member of Swarthmore Meeting.
8:30 AM Business Meeting
10:00 AM Meeting for Worship opening with Godly Play Story
11:30 AM Program