Ignacio Rivera and Aredvi Azad offer many programs for colleges, universities, organizations, groups, and conferences. All programs are offered virtually, but in-person programming is available on a case-by-case basis. Custom keynotes and workshops are available upon request.
"I have attended many such programs, I have been in therapy, I have been in communities for marginalized people and BIPOC but none of them came even close to the quality of this retreat, whether it is the intellectual rigor of the content or the emotional finesse that the two facilitators demonstrated in handling everything that the participants brought to the table. Ignacio and Aredvi were authentic, honest and candid in sharing their own vulnerable selves. While ensuring they were the leaders, they also allowed room for this retreat to be co-led by the participants. This is unprecedented. This retreat must be offered to everyone widely."~ Participant | Just Healing Retreat
"The 'Me Too' Movement has had the pleasure of working with The HEAL Project on several endeavors. As consultants, Heal2End provided a voice and perspective on our Survivor Healing Curriculum that was expansive and intersectional. Their work in CSA prevention provides great insight on power, sex, and healing." ~ Tarana J. Burke | Founder of 'Me Too' Movement
"Thank you so much for your shared space today. I found myself shouting "yes!!" at the screen so many times. Your vulnerability, honesty and lack of filter was so helpful and refreshing, your words were crystal-clear and needed, and I agree that this conversation should be shared with everyone in our movement. I especially loved the ask to reframe how we think about sexual liberation, the challenge to our culture's hierarchy of which types of sexual abuse "should" affect us the most, and the very needed push to extend our view of consent in relationships past merely the sexual. You all are brilliant, vivid and wonderful examples of what thriving can look like." ~Jenna Cohan, Sexual & Domestic Violence Program Coordinator | Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
"I really appreciated the space you held for vulnerability and reflection. Thank you for taking care of us as participants. I left with more language for my needs and desires and a renewed intention to reach out to my connections both in gratitude and to ask for what I need. Your work is so appreciated!" ~ Fati (they/them) | Workshop Participant
"Thank you so much for your keynote address at our conference! I learned so much, and I’m so grateful for the work you do and how you do it. We really honor your stories and experiences and knowledge, and we thank you for sharing them with us. We received so much positive and meaningful feedback after the session and I could feel how connected people were to it. Thank you again. And thank you to the entire team at The HEAL Project!!" ~Emily Cohen (she/her), Statewide Director of Training | Sexual Assault Center (Nashville, TN)
"Ignacio and Aredvi, I wanted to reach out personally to you and thank you for your incredible session, [Integrating CSA Prevention Into Our Movements For Justice]. It was clear from the feedback that your perspective was a new one for many, and I feel that it was well-received and planted the seeds for advocates to understand how we can start breaking out of our silos and see the interconnectedness of Childhood Sexual Abuse and so many other issues." ~Gwendolyn Bouchie (she/her), Chief Marketing Officer | Darkness to Light
Theme Guide Cycle Breaking: Program introduces anti-carceral and community-based concepts for stopping cycles of harm. Harm Reduction: Program offers practical strategies for preventing harm and reducing the impact of harm. Liberation: Program engages liberatory approaches to navigate one or more systems of marginalization. Relationship Building: Program builds skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Sexual Healing: Program helps participants craft a personal journey of healing from sexual violence and trauma. Storytelling: Program creates an inviting container for participants to share stories as a healing modality.
Audience: General, Survivors Themes: Sexual Healing, Storytelling, Relationship Building Duration: 2-3 Hours
We welcome survivors and those who love them to a creative and interactive dialogue on surviving sexual violence, and navigating safe, empowering sexual lives. All too often, sex is altered, damaged, or made complicated for survivors. It takes time, patience, and trial and error to figure out what works for us. This workshop is not a therapy session, but a space for healing, skills building, and connection. We will witness each other, offer collective compassion, and share stories and ideas on what has worked for sexy survivors.