"Partnering With Power, Growing In Love"
WHO WE SERVE:
The Griots' Healing Circle serves individuals,
couples, families, communities and institutions wishing to explore the circumstances and challenges that hinder
their ability to achieve individual and collective goals. Our services include individual, group and workshop sessions,
custom designed to meet the needs of those we partner with. Additionally, our team provides specialized rituals and life transition
services to persons who wish to mark significant milestones in their lives. These milestones include, but are
not limited to, marriage, childbirth, change of life and birthday celebrations, as well as rituals of rememberance
for the anniversary of the ascension (death) of a loved one.
|Birthing Ritual: Laying on of Hands
Our Staff will partner with you to address issues associated with:
- Emotional & Spiritual Dis-ease
- Grief, Loss
- Intimate Partnerships
- Family Empowerment
- Major Life Transitions
- Adolescent Development
Our interactive workshop sessions engage group members in
a process by which education, enlightment and transformation can be achieved through the use of action methods as well as
collective and community sharing, engagement and interaction. Workshop offerings include, but are not limited to, From Grief
to Gratitude Part I & II, Partnering With Power: Releasing The Blocks In Our Love Relationships, Rekindling Your Inner
Flame & Walk In The Light. The Griots Healing Circle offers in person as well as virtual sessions to accommodate
the scheduling needs of our clientele.
Our one on one, in-person,
and virtual sessions allow participants to explore the challenges from the past that may be blocking their growth,
prosperity and access to power in their lives. Clients have access to services in the form of coaching, counseling
and experiential learning activities that will support them in gaining clarity, focus and a greater sense of power,
authority and purpose in their lives.
Our workshop "hosting" packages offer women an
opportunity to co-create a personalized healing experience for a close circle of sister friends,
family members and/or colleagues. Our staff supports the "host" as she selects a workshop session or
series that will be facilitated for her "group". The workshop(s) are facilitated in the comfort
of the home of the "host" or another space of her choice. After the "host" selects a
workshop topic, identifies a space where the session will take place and invites her guests, she and the other participants
will participate with a session that is facilitated by one of The Griots' Healing Circle staff members. As
part of the package, the "host" receives the workshop for FREE as well as financial
incentives for organizing the process. For More Information about the "Hosting" opportunity, visit our "WORKSHOPS" page or call The Griots Healing Circle.
Counseling Services (ACS):
Our services for the bereaved provide
support to individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our staff guide our clients through
their healing process by facilitating the exploration of thoughts, emotions and sacred memories associated with
the ascended soul. Services are offered in
the form of individual, group and family sessions and are sensitive to the spiritual, cultural and familial beliefs, practices
and rituals of the client and/or family.
Our consultant services provide community based organizations,
faith based institutions, social service agencies and/or academic institutions with professional development workshops,
educational sessions, mediation, program analysis and/or supervision to enhance their programs, services and outcomes. Services
include, but are not limited to needs assessment and evaluation, work plan development, curriculum development and
ongoing feedback, consultation and evaluation.
Sacred Rituals & Ceremonies
Our ceremonies and rituals are provided to individuals, families and communities who wish to
include sacred rites and traditions as part of their celebrations, community gatherings and significant life events.
These rituals provide the foundation for growth, change, new beginnings and/or endings and are tailored to
honor the culture and traditions of the clients being served.
|Pouring of Libations for the Ancestors
What is Psychodrama?
employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues experienced
by individuals or groups. It explores allows for the exploration of the
challenges, issues, concerns, dreams and highest aspirations of individuals, groups, systems and organizations. Action
methods are used to enable past, present and future life events to be explored. Issues
or problems and their possible solutions are enacted rather than just talked about. Psychodrama
offers the opportunity to practice new roles safely, see oneself from the outside
in order to gain insight and meaningful change. It is mostly used as a group
work method, in which each person in the group can become a therapeutic agent for other members. Developed by Jacob L. Moreno, psychodrama has strong elements of theatre
and encourages the use of improvisation and props to enhance the therapeutic process.
What is Playback
Playback Theatre is unique improvisational theatre
technique that breaks down the barrier between group participants. It is created spontaneously through collaboration between
storytellers and group members resulting in a unique experience not possible in conventional treatment. Participants tell
stories from their lives and group members play the story back using movement, drama, and music.
What is Sociodrama?
is a an action method that allows participants to assume and dramatize a variety of roles, usually focusing on problems and
conflicts arising in group situations. It is a way of simulating what
happens in life in order to: explore social issues; develop greater understanding between groups and individuals; problem-solve
and make decisions; experiment and try out new options; rehearse new roles and strategies and predict outcomes. Sociodrama
allows participants to experience and learn from the process of social learning in a group.
"A Choice To Heal, A Chance To Grow"
is a Griot (Gree-0)?
A Griot or Jeli
is a West African poet, storyteller, praise singer, and wandering musician, who is considered a repository of oral tradition. In African tradition, the griot maintains the history of the culture and/or
family and passes it down from generation to generation. The Griots' Healing Circle creates a sacred
space where every member can embody the spirit of the griot by sharing their stories of challenge and triumph. In this
sharing, transformation can take place and healing can begin.
are a historian.....; You are the griot of your own life….
|As our families heal, our communities transform