CAPACITAR Rwanda

"HEALING OURSELVES, HEALING OUR SOCIETY"

1.Multicultural wellness education

 

Length: One-year training program consisting of quarterly modules.

 

Summary: The program focuses on those working in outreach services,

                  the healing professions, education, ministry, psychology, social work,

                  spirituality and volunteer work.

 

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

 

  • Develop a basic proficiency in Capacitar wellness practices:Tai Chi, meditation, breath work, fingerholds to manage emotions, Emotional Freedom Technique, visualization, energy exercises, active listening, acupressure protocols, polarity, simple massage.

 

  • Understand and integrate the theories and research that form the basis of Capacitar work: energy and field theory, the new cosmology, multicultural theory, leadership development, healing systems Facility in using a learner-centered popular education model through a practicum in the community Personal vision and values and a commitment to one’s own personal healing process.

 

Facilitators: MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The Capacitar manual “Trauma, Healing &

                                      Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”

 

 

 

2.Healing ourselves, Healing our word

 

Length: Usually three to four modules but can be adapted to the needs of the group.

 

Summary: This is an in-depth training program for professionals and

                  grassroots people affected by traumatic stress and those

                  working with the traumatized and mentally ill. The program

                  complements and supports existing community resources,

                  cultural practices and mental health programs.

 

Training objectives:

 

  • Understand trauma theory including how trauma and traumatic stress affect the body, mind and emotions.
  • Develop competence in Capacitar practices that help alleviate the effects of trauma, traumatic stress, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.
  • Explore the uses of Capacitar in clinical, professional and grassroots settings.

 

Facilitator: MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials:The Capacitar manuals “Living in Wellness: Trauma Healing” or “Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”

 

 

 

3.Trauma healing and social transformation

 

Length: Usually three to four modules but can be adapted to the needs of the group.

 

Summary: This is an in-depth training program for professionals and

                  grassroots people affected by traumatic stress and those

                  working with the traumatized and mentally ill. The program

                  complements and supports existing community resources,

                  cultural practices and mental health programs.

 

Training objectives:

  • Understand trauma theory including how trauma and traumatic stress affect the body, mind and emotions.
  • Develop competence in Capacitar practices that help alleviate the effects of trauma, traumatic stress, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.
  • Explore the uses of Capacitar in clinical, professional and grassroots settings.

 

Facilitator : MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The Capacitar manuals “Living in Wellness: Trauma Healing” or “Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”

 

 

 

4.Leadership, team and organizational development

 

Length: Determined in consultation with the sponsoring group.

 

Summary: Team and organizational development trainings for individuals,

                  staffs and grassroots groups. The workshops use popular

                  education methodology and integrate leadership theory and

                  skills with Capacitar body-mind-spirit practices.

 

Training objectives:

  • Recognize and understand different leadership values, styles and behaviors.
  • Explore the theory, development and management of organizations.
  • Understand grassroots organizational development: budgets, funding proposals, strategic planning and sustainability.
  • Explore the theory and practice of conflict resolution, forgiveness and reconciliation.
  • Improve teamwork through the understanding of Team Spirit.
  • Learn Capacitar practices, how to use them to improve your leadership skills and how to integrate them into organizations.

 

Facilitator : MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The Capacitar manuals “Living in Wellness: Trauma Healing” or “Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”

 

 

5.Care for caregivers: cancer, HIV/AIDS

 

Length: Usually three to four modules but can be adapted to the needs of the group.

 

Summary: HIV/AIDS is challenging the human family to look at how well we live and die, as well as how well we

                  care for each other. Are we able to learn to live fully each part of the cycle of life, including death?

                  Or because of the stigma and misconceptions around AIDS, as well as the lack of access to medication

                  and medical care for many, do we live in denial and depression as victims of the pandemic?  As

                  scientists struggle to work for a “cure” and to make medications available to alleviate the effects of

                  AIDS, it is important to consider what it means to live in wellness.

 

Training objectives:

  • Explore the uses of Capacitar in clinical, professional and grassroots settings.
  • Understand trauma theory including how trauma and traumatic stress affect the body, mind and emotions.
  •  Living with wellbeing is a very different experience of health than curing illness or disease.
  • Develop competence in Capacitar practices that caregivers can use to alleviate their own compassion fatigue.
  • Learn when and how to share the Capacitar practices with clients and family.
  • boosting immunity and resistance and empowering people in their own healing process
  • Symptoms of HIV-associated infections manifesting as headaches, body pain, stomach disorders, diarrhea, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, can be dealt with using energy practices, such as, Tai Chi, Pal Dan Gum, acupressure, and breathwork.

 

Facilitator : MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The Capacitar manuals “Living in Wellness: Trauma Healing” or “Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”

 

 

6.Capacitar for children, teachers & families

 

Length: Determined in collaboration with the sponsoring group.

 

Summary: A program in Multicultural Wellness Education for children,

                  schools and families that teaches simple practices for students,

                  teachers, parents, administrators and staff for use in the

                  classroom, the schoolyard and the home.

 

Training objectives:

  • Support the child’s learning process with Capacitar practices that promote health and wellbeing: Tai Chi, meditation, fingerholds to manage emotions, Pal Dan Gum etc.
  • Develop the child’s intelligence and awaken the intrinsic wisdom of the body-mind-spirit.
  • Promote positive and healthy personal, family and community attitudes.
  • Heal the physical and emotional symptoms of traumatic stress.
  • Transform individual, community and societal patterns of violence.

 

Facilitator: MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The manual “Capacitar for Kids.” Available in English and Kinyarwanda.

 

 

 

7.Workshop and Retreats

 

Length: Workshops and retreats of one or more days

 

Summary: Capacitar offers workshops, retreats and presentations

                  specifically designed for sponsoring organizations, centers,

                  community groups, staffs and faculties. Presentations can

                  be part of meetings, conferences and social functions for

                  women’s organization, churches, health professionals,

                  veteran’s groups and civic events.

 

Objectives:

• Transform the spirit of organizations.

• Provide valuable professional and interpersonal skills.

• Heal stress-related problems in staffs.

• Provide a source of spiritual support and renewal for individuals and groups..

• Give information on current issues related to the work of Capacitar.

• Raise funds and friends in the community

 

Facilitator: MUKANYONGA Henriette, GASIBIREGE Antoinette.

 

Companion Materials: The Capacitar manuals “Living in Wellness: Trauma Healing” or “Trauma, Healing & Transformation: Awakening a New Heart.”