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Resilience, mindfulness, dreaming or the gym?

June 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm CEST

An exchange of experiences and tools to support intersectional queer mental health.

Resilience and mindfulness are very on trend; yet can make feelings of anxiety and loneliness worse. Dreams and creative writing can help us explore acceptance of our deepest thoughts, yet anxiety can block creativity; and the gym can be intimidating and heteronormative.

So which tools and strategies work in maintaining good day-to-day mental health for intersectional queer identities?

In this workshop we will meet informally to talk through experiences of tools, practices and strategies that help to maintain general good mental health and how we have adapted practices to meet our needs in a queer intersectional context.

Open to all interested in better mental health in queer communities. The workshop will be held in English and German.

Organised by Verein in cooperation with Villa Vida Cafe. Facilitated by Iketina Danso in English and German.

About the facilitator: Iketina Danso MSc has more than 20 years professional experience as a training facilitator, intersectional human rights expert and Diversity Equity and Inclusion specialist.

As resident poet of queer community café Villa Vida (JG Danso), Iketina has found self-actualisation and healing through creative writing practice. She is also Chair of, an association working to support queer mental health through highly intersectional queer centered storytelling; and a board member of the Schwarze Frauen Community (Black Women’s Community).

This is an intersectional, queer centered, peer-to-peer support session and is not intended as a replacement for consultation with a qualified mental health practitioner. This event is organised by Verein and Villa Vida Cafe and supported by the Verein Schwarze Frauen Community.

Linke Wienzeile 102
Vienna, Vienna 1060 Austria
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