Collective Healing for Systems Change

The Movement for Community-led Development’s April global call was an introduction to Collective Healing for Systems Change. Guest speakers Laura Calderon de la Barca, John Kania, and Katherine Milligan of the Collective Change Lab explored these questions and unpacked the key findings from their widely shared research, Healing Systems, published earlier this year in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

How can we recognizing trauma in ourselves, other people, and the systems around us open up new pathways to solving social problems? What are healing-centered ways of working and why is healing relationships essential for social change? These are some of the questions that we started to unpack.

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As part of the call, we also brainstormed what practices recharge us in our lives and work. Below are some of the ideas that emerged:

Other Resources from the CCL Team

Featured Photo by iStock/melitas as seen on the Stanford Social Innovation Review