Want to bring The Icarus Project to your campus, organization, or community to talk about mental health and collective well-being? That’s great, because we’d love to spend time with you!
The duration and specific content of talks, workshops, and trainings are very flexible – TIP-led events have ranged from one hour to one week in length, and can be tailored to audience needs! All workshops are available in English and Spanish and some may be delivered online if bringing facilitators to you is cost prohibitive.
Mad Maps are wellness documents that help us to navigate our emotional terrains, particularly as they relate to issues like oppression and trauma. In our Mad Map workshop participants examine the way oppression impacts our perspectives and experiences of mental health, and explore non-judgmental approaches to emotional wellbeing, as well as build strategies for coping with and transforming individual struggles, especially in the larger context of social injustice. The insights and tools provided are all developed for and by Icarus Project members. This workshop can be tailored to specifically support LGBTQ people of color and youth audiences. (Minimum 1.5 hours)
Supporting Loved Ones Through Crisis
How can we support our friends, family members, and comrades in times of crisis? This participatory setting will guide participants in approaches that allow us to show up for our loved ones as they navigate altered states, depression, trauma, and other hard times. We’ll draw on the wisdom of the room to share resilience strategies and safety team plans, with careful attention to the emotional impacts of oppression. We will also provide harm reduction strategies for navigating the mental health mainstream. Depending on the length of the event, we may also discuss strategies for healing from, moving beyond and preventing times of crisis. (Minimum 1.5 hours; Talk Minimum 1 hour)
Fired Up & Burnt Out: Keeping it Together in Uncertain Times
How can we keep ourselves grounded as we participate in this movement moment? In our current political climate, we’re seeing many new activists and increasing momentum but also increasing burnout and despair. This workshop shares strategies for how to collectively address burnout and make sure our movement work is sustainable. This hands-on workshop will use The Icarus Project resources, group exercises, and role plays to help activists get tools for sustainable resistance. This is the first of four workshops in our Street Therapy Series. We offer this workshop as part of the longer series, or as a stand alone event. (Minimum 1.5 hours)
Emotional First Aid
As violence around us escalates, it is imperative that we learn to emotionally show up for others. This workshop covers the basics of how to provide emotional first aid. This is the second of four workshops in our Street Therapy Series. We offer this workshop as part of the longer series, or as a stand alone event. (Minimum 1.5 hours)
This workshop has been designed to support people in becoming confident in bystander intervention while minimizing harm and preparing ourselves for post-intervention self-care. This workshop offers ways in which we can intervene as bystanders. This is the third of four workshops in our Street Therapy Series. We offer this workshop as part of the longer series, or as a stand alone event. (Minimum 1.5 hours)
Emotional Resistance in Action
How can we show up for ourselves & each other while showing up for movements? Street Therapy & emotional first aid is caregiving for ourselves & others in public spaces, especially within political actions. Our Street Therapy workshop will explore practical ways to stay grounded & impactful while rising up against increased fascism & militarized policing. This hands-on workshop will use Icarus resources, group exercises, & role plays to help activists engage healing justice in resistance. This is the last of four workshops in our Street Therapy Series. We offer this workshop as part of the longer series, or as a stand alone event. (Minimum 1.5 hours)
Authoring Our Stories
This workshop has been designed to support participants in understanding the stories they were born into and the stories that have been told for them. Participants will gain new insights about their own stories, how they are related to larger narratives, and begin the process of authoring their stories in their own words. Participants will examine ways in which we exist in the world, and the events and people that have shaped us. (3 hours)
The Icarus Project works with schools, organizations, and other groups on a sliding-scale basis. We set our rates in relation to your group’s budget and access to resources.