The Origin Forces Pop-Up Clinic, hosted by students, provides a free mobile clinic for communities that have experienced collective trauma.
Behind every natural disaster or shooting, there are families and communities suffering. Our Pop-Up Clinic comes to offer compassionate listening with our skilled biodynamic trauma students.
Trauma resolution begins when we can re-orient to a sense of safety within.
Where will we go?
The clinic plans to visit neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and churches affected by tragedy. We aim to be an addition to other resources the community may have with our unique biodynamic skill set that holistically supports resolution after shock and trauma.
If you want to participate in or donate to Origin Forces’ free pop-up clinics, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Origin Forces students + colleagues:
Study group members and colleagues are welcome to join clinics. Specific training will be provided before setting up, depending on the location. Participating as a therapist in the clinic offers a profound learning experience, as volunteers learn so much by working directly with people affected by recent and ongoing tragedies.
We are a donation-run clinic. All donations are welcome and allow those who need it most to receive sessions for free. The clinic also collects home health donations, including wheelchairs, walkers, and toiletries.
How we came to be
These clinics are born from our original project, the “Hopi Wellness Clinic.” This clinic originated from the organic growth of friendships that became family on Second Mesa over the past 25 years. Elizabeth would bring her table when visiting elders and work with them as they visited her home. Working with the elders and their families, she found unique differences in their bodies compared to the typical “western body” – for instance, a much stronger midline. She began bringing her students with permission and a request from her Hopi Grandfather, Quaáh. Now, a collective of students and peers gather for each visit to see as many people as possible while bringing home health donations.
Hopi Wellness Clinic
The Hopi Nation is a sovereign land located near the northeast corner of Arizona. It is situated on three mesas that rise from the desert floor, bringing these beautiful people and their villages closer to the sky.
We set up in a small village in Hopi, Arizona, with natural wellness therapies. Visitors present a range of health issues. We are focused on (but not limited to) Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Each person receives a Biodynamic session tailored to their needs and can pick up any home health donations we bring up that they need.
Our next visit – scheduled for the first week of November 2023
Two COVID tests and an elder protocol workshop are required to attend
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