The Catalyst Initiative honors and fosters culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being.
We need healing resources that address pain, anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma. Read our latest report about the realistic and actionable steps we can take.
For communities in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities, this initiative is here to help. Here’s how it works:
Educate and Inspire
We foster understanding about the benefits and importance of self-care, trauma healing, and well-being.
Scale Generative Norms
We synthesize what we learn and connect networks and leadership that embed culturally authentic healing practices in communities.
We champion policies, practices, and investments that advance self-care as primary care.
Seed and Innovate
We boldly invest in promising practices in self-care and healing.
Catalyst is connected to a UNESCO effort to build collective healing that addresses the legacy of the international slave trade. This work is being led by Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace based in the UK. Watch their 5-minute video to learn more about their process and goals. Catalyst will lead a pilot project in early 2022 that will inform the development of its international toolkit.