As our community continues to process the hatred, violence and loss of the August 12th weekend, it is our sincere hope that Common Ground Healing Arts can support Charlottesville with healing services in ways that are meaningful and useful.
As such, Common Ground has created the C-ville Wellness Fund. The purpose of the fund is to make Common Ground’s trauma-relieving services available to all experiencing stress or trauma related to the weekend of August 12th, regardless of ability to pay.
In 2002 Dr. Spencer Eth, former director of the Psychiatry department at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, led a survey of 225 people who had escaped from the Twin Towers after the September 11th attacks. “Asked what had been most helpful in overcoming the effects of their experience, the survivors credited acupuncture, massage, yoga, and EMDR, in that order. Among rescue workers, massages were particularly popular. Eth’s survey suggests that the most helpful interventions focused on relieving the physical burdens generated by trauma.” (Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma)
With the efficacy of these services in mind, we invite individuals to learn more about the C-ville Wellness Fund or to donate from: gofundme.com/cville-wellness-