Tag: Iya Affo

Aug. 13 — Science & Nonduality (SAND) Discussion with Iya Affo

Aug. 13 — Science & Nonduality (SAND) Discussion with Iya Affo

| August 8, 2022

Join Iya Affo for an insightful online community conversation facilitated by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo. Iya’s passion is to cultivate intergenerational healing by connecting intuitive ancestral practices with modern neurobiology. As we delve into leveraging our neurobiology to facilitate the healing process, we will also explore re-culturing and the creation of self-harmonizing communities. Please join us and bring your questions!
The gathering will begin with a brief interview of Iya followed by a community Q&A. 

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48-Hour, 6 Level Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program

48-Hour, 6 Level Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program

| July 19, 2022

We are the only entity offering a comprehensive, 48-hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program. The Program is broken into 6 levels and is built on a foundation of BIPOC cultures and neurobiology. It is taught from a multicultural perspective, injecting traditions and ideology from various cultures from around the world. In this inclusive study we rely on the ancient tradition of storytelling, visual art and interconnected relationships to intentionally explore difficult topics. The indigenous teaching methods are woven with current academia and research, along with coveted knowledge from Medicine Women\Men, traditional historians and cultural leaders from various African, Native American, Aboriginal and Asian communities to solidify the following topics: 

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y members to receive discount for Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training on March 1, 2

Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y members to receive discount for Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training on March 1, 2

| February 22, 2022

Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 (MST) and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 (MST).

Members of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will receive 20 percent off both trainings. For members to receive the promo code, contact CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

Discounts are also available for those CCC&Y members who have not taken Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 1, that focuses on intergenerational trauma and the impact of Epigenetics, cultural dispossession, segregation & displacement of BIPOC.

The sessions are presented by Iya Affo, a Culturalist and Historical Trauma Specialist.

LEVEL 2 will cover the following:

Neurological implications of Historical Trauma and how to align neurobiology with desired behavioral outcomes.
Indigenous Attachment Theory
Understanding the injurious relationship between the Western model of pathogenesis and the pervasive system of White Supremacy and its effect on BIPOC communities.
How long-standing White Supremacy ideology like “Divide & Conquer” strategies continue to impact BIPOC communities and mental health.
Fossil fuel capitalism as an extension of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade & Native American Genocide.
Climate change as a catalyst for violence and prolonged suffering in BIPOC communities all over the world.
Reconnection to self, a commitment to creating an environment of belonging and how we simultaneously heal BIPOC communities and Mother Earth.

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Connections Spotlight — Interview with Iya Affo on ‘Historical Trauma’ during a time of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter

Connections Spotlight — Interview with Iya Affo on ‘Historical Trauma’ during a time of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter

| August 25, 2020

A total of 110 individuals representing staff, board members and supporters of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth took part in the first level of “Historical Trauma Special Certification” training held via Zoom on Aug. 20 and 24. The attendees represented a variety of children and family heath and social care service agencies throughout Coconino County.
 
In June, CCC&Y agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which included providing training to the non-profit organization.
 
The most recent training included “Culture and the Explosion of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter,” “Historical Trauma including Colonization,” “Faces of Historical Trauma,” “Epigenetics,” “Social Determinants of Health,” “BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Wellness and Structural Racisim” and “Healing.”

Following the session, CCC&Y conducted a Question & Answer interview with presenter Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma, a culturalist and historic trauma specialist, who is also with Phoenix Rising in Residence (AZ). Here is that interview:

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

| July 7, 2020

CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available by clicking here.

In Part B, culturalist and historic trauma specialist Iya Affo takes us deeper into the impact historical trauma has on so many of our community members. A topic that is not always openly discussed and well understood in mainstream society, historic trauma is often not considered when designing helping programs, systems or overall prevention programming and worse when placing judgements against groups of people. 

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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Connections Spotlight — Understanding through a multicultural lens the role historical trauma impacts healing, wellness

Connections Spotlight — Understanding through a multicultural lens the role historical trauma impacts healing, wellness

| June 9, 2020

Historical trauma impacts so many of our community members and it is a topic that is not always openly discussed and well understood in mainstream society.  Further, it is often not considered when designing helping programs, systems or overall prevention programming and worse when placing judgements against groups of people. 

Each culture, each individual has their own story to tell, their own traditions, spiritual and cultural practices and so many have had those life components disrupted due to historical events and ongoing injustices.

During a webinar presentation held on June 9, 2020, culturalist and historic trauma specialist Iya Affo provided web viewers a brief overview of historic trauma to help inform community members, professionals and leaders about the creation and impacts of these traumas.  

Affo is the founder of Heal Historic Trauma and with Phoenix Rising in Residence (AZ).

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