Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is proud to share an opportunity to attend a yoga workshop focused on Understanding the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Yoga. This workshop is for yoga teachers, health-care providers, and therapists. Join Dr. Janine D’Anniballe as she offers a framework of psychological trauma and how traumatic […]

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Introducing a Support Group for Teen Survivors of Sexual Assault

THIS 10-WEEK WORKSHOP WILL COVER : Normal and long-term reactions to trauma Caring for ourselves, finding support and resources Shaping identity, healthy sexuality, & safety planning Learn about the impact of trauma and how to cope after trauma. Explore your identity, find and trust resources and relationships, and consider what safety looks like during healing. […]

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Brave, Bold & Beautiful 2015: Celebrating Survival & Creating Community Awareness

MESA Team: Alyssa Stein, Rebecca Jaskot, Martha Hawkinson, Camilo Casas, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, Laia Jorba, Gosia Pastusiak, Amanda Fielder, Garrett Hernandez-Rimer The 2015 Brave, Bold, & Beautiful fundraiser was an evening of inspiration and hope. The event honored the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, a survivor of sexual assault, and highlighted the important issue […]

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Today is Colorado Gives Day – 24 hours to give where you live

Join the movement & give back Today, December 8th, 2015 Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) invites Coloradans to support our efforts to end the suffering in our communities caused by sexual assault by donating to us for Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8th. Presented by Community First Foundation and 1stBank, Colorado Gives Day […]

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Introducing the Clinical Keynote for WINGS 3rd Annual Conference: Dr. Janine D’Anniballe!

MESA is Proud to Announce that our very own, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, will be this year’s Soaring to New Heights Conference Clinical Keynote, hosted by the WINGS Foundation! The WINGS Foundation’s Soaring to New Heights Conference will be covering two days (September 11th & 12th); providing two tracks, Clinical/Professional (9/11) and Experiential/Educational (9/12). All are […]

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Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time of year, again!  Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is seeking individuals that have a passion for helping others.  Volunteering with MESA provides an opportunity for personal growth and experience, while moving to end sexual assault.  MESA needs you!  Click here to begin the application process. This content is also available in: […]

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Secondary Survivors Workshop

Has someone you care about experienced rape, incest, molestation or other forms of sexual violence?  Being a parent, family member, friend or partner of someone who has been sexually assaulted can have an emotional, physical, social and spiritual impact on your well-being.  Participating in a group is a safe and effective way to get support […]

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A Call Not For A Truce, But For A Change

“I want a twenty-four-hour truce during which there is no rape.” Andrea Dworkin’s essay and call for a truce was written a few decades ago, during the tumultuous wave of feminism which would become the stereotyped “face” of man-and-sex-hating feminisms, and it is due for an overhaul. The premise is wonderful, but the context and […]

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On Space, Empowerment, and Survival

It can seem silly, having a need for a personal and safe space on the internet. The internet is a vast, non-tangible or physical “place,” so how can it contribute to empowerment or survival? The answer is simple: for those us who either fight against or have survived violence, oppression, and navigate a world where […]

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