To Confront Effects of Trauma, Start with Self Care

Resilience practices and culturally rooted health traditions show promise for overcoming trauma in real-life settings.

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Youth Find Healing From Trauma at Summit

Learn about our Youth Cultural Healing Summit, which explored integrative and culturally-specific healing strategies and practices for youth.

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Fostering Well Being

In April 2019, Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF) youth brought their youth-led healing workshop to youth in the American Indian community. IGF workshops foster change, feature performances that speak truth and create space to heal from trauma.

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Healing from Trauma

In March 2019, we brought together community members from the Greater Twin Cities area for our 11th community exploration of Healing from Trauma: Tips and Techniques for Resilience. Read the report.

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The Catalyst Initiative

Catalyst honors and fosters culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. We serve communities most in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities. Since 2014, Catalyst has helped communities realize their capacity to support health and well-being using mind-body approaches that are culturally meaningful.


How We Do It

Create the Conditions

We educate and inspire to foster an understanding of the benefits of self-care, trauma healing, and well-being.

Seed and Innovate

We boldly invest in promising practices in self-care and healing.

Scale and Shift Norms

We synthesize learnings and connect networks that embed culturally authentic healing practices in communities.

Shift Systems and Policy

We champion policies, practices, and investments that advance self-care as primary care.