The Healing and Reconciliation Institute uses evidence-based reconciliation tools and practices to help heal racial and historical divides. We support trauma-informed and indigenous-origin healing services for communities, offered by licensed and authorized volunteer healers. Coupled with our ongoing planning workshops with community leaders, these methods help facilitate a more cohesive, interconnected community where all groups and races can better work together towards multicultural community reconciliation events of the community’s own design.
THE BRAID OF INTEGRATED SELF
The braid of the integrated self is a metaphor for our holistic healing. This metaphor uses strains to visualize the intersection between the different entities of a community. When each strand moves from one section to the other, it forms a braid. Therefore, when each entity undergoes healing, they begin to develop their bond.
Our project aligns with various International projects that are also supporting and working with communities who have been challenged by a history of racial or cultural conflict.
Dr. Karambu Ringera
Your project is powerful and aligns with what we are doing in East Africa (Kenya, in particular) with the New Generation of Leaders program. I believe in Kenyans/Africans led transformation work that is grounded in local contexts and resources because local people-centered (not outside experts) interventions hold the hope for ownership and sustainability for long-lasting social change at personal, family and community levels. I also believe that as the human family, we are one (we are of and connected to, something larger than our individual and collective selves), in spite of our differences - and that once we recognize this ONENESS, we are able to heal not only our individual wounded-ness but also our collective wounded-ness. Your work demonstrates that this is possible. Thank you for this amazing work.