What is SOFRA Care?

SOFRA Care is an empowerment space for LGBTIQ* B-POC Refugees and Imigrants

From perspective of taking care about our mental, physical and emotional health, SOFRA Cologne presents for you a sequence of activities,

In these workshops, we will learn how to take care about ourselves, develop our self-confidence for a better life quality and a have chance to discover new hobbies or interests.

Starting from mental and emotional health through yoga and meditation, until it comes to self-defense strategies. In addition for learning new methods for stress relief through baking, cooking or playing music

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

01.06.2019

Stressmanagement

03.08.2019

WHO AM I ?

07.09.2019

Dance therapy

05.10.2019

Make people Strong

02.11.2019

Language dramaturgy

Address 3212 River Rd, Frankfort, MI, 49635

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Stress management

(Workshop for LGBTIQ*, B-POC with migration history and / or racism experience)

Stress is something we all experience, and It is a normal reaction which It happens to us in some situations we find it at times of threat and uncertainty, or when we have taken on too much, for example going for a job interview , family issues or developing our identity.


In this workshop, we are going to learn a variety of mindfulness practice, like mediation, Yoga and Qi Gong to improve flexibility, balance, endurance and physical strength as well helping to keep the mind sharp and clear, relieving stress and anxiety.


This workshop led by Sahar Muhsin Laufman, is a Master’s Degree scholar on subjects of Social Change and Divinity she focus in her workshops on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Workshop is free, travel cost are paid with NRW (DB 2 class), at 7 pm a multicultural buffet.

WHO AM I ?

 (Workshop for LGBTIQ*, B-POC with Migration background / or racism experiences)

 

Every one of us have a story, and our life experiences made and form whom we are. All time we meet new people, and it is always interesting to know what similarities we share and what make us unique.

In this workshop, we will learn how to tell and form our story while being comfortable and confident, how to create a structure for our lifetime events, we will share our stories, and what bring us together.

 We will discover each other through our stories and give a chance for other people to know who we are, for that anonymously and after personal approval; we will publish the result of the workshop, (your personal stories) on the website of SOFRA Cologne so all the world know how strong we are to be here.

This workshop led by Ibrahim Mokdad, a gay refugee activist, who had a story that now many people know, he will share us his experience through different method how to present our story.

This workshop will be in English Arabic and German, so please fell comfortable to tell your story in your own language.

Workshop is free, travel cost are paid with NRW (DB 2 class), at 7 pm a multicultural buffet.

Dance therapy Workshop

(Workshop for LGBTIQ with migration background and or racism experiences)

with Ina Wolf, state-approved graduate health practitioner (Shiatsu/Aromatherapy/Footreflextherapy)/  intercultural trainer

 

Moving against  body/mind splitting. Dance/movement therapy is a that creates balance, ownership of one’s own body, and agency through movement by turning anxiety into excitement…and giving it someplace to go.

Dance movement therapy can help people overcome their toughest inner battles. The nonverbal movements reflect past experiences, stresses, and difficulties that they could face. Feelings of stability are associated through the nonverbal communication. Mindfulness and allowed a sense of security and reliance. Movements that were indirect became confident as he overcame his own emotional instabilities. He was able to acknowledge himself and the needs into his daily life. Nonverbal communication can allow and bring in the confidence needed for an individual to thrive. They can apply their body attentiveness to their everyday life to cope with hardships that bring them down.”

this workshop is part of empowerment workshops at SOFRA Care in cooperation with Rainbow Refugees Cologne – Support Group and Gay Network NRW

funded by the Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia MKFFI

The participation is free. Travel costs can be covered subsequently (DB/2.KL).

The workshop language is easy german. A whispered Arabic and english translation is available. Please let us know before if your need other language translation

The workshop is limited to 10 participants

 

Make people strong

(Workshop for LGBTIQ with migration background and or racism experiences)

We are expose to some form of violence every day, be it physical, sexual, verbal/psychological, social or economic, and often we do not dare to address it or “defend” ourselves.

Why?

Because we have learned to be nice.

Tatjana 31 years old , since November 2018 she is the head and heart of Phoenix power, she found  this very sad and would like to show us how we can unfold our strength and the associated potential. Once we know what physical strength we have, we are able to break through other beliefs and boundaries. Then we can rise from the ashes like a phoenix. She will show us the whole thing by means of individual Krav Maga techniques and the necessary mindset.

KRAV MAGA

Make people strong!

Easy to learn, hard to forget.

Krav Maga is a unique concept of personal self-defense, which can be teach quickly due to intuitive movement sequences and behavior patterns. Instead of complicated techniques, clear principles and tactics are teach. The orientation on these basic principles allows a flexible organization of the training. In fact, everyone can develop their own personal Krav Maga in this way, regardless of physical and psychological conditions. Therefore, the focus is primarily on the trainee, the human being and less on the system.


this workshop is part of empowerment workshops at SOFRA Care in cooperation with Rainbow Refugees Cologne – Support Group and Gay Network NRW

funded by the Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia MKFFI

The participation is free. Travel costs can be covered subsequently (DB/2.KL).

The workshop language is easy german. A whispered Arabic and english translation is available. Please let us know before if your need other language translation

The workshop is limited to 10 participants

Language dramaturgy

Workshop for LGBTIQ with migration background and or racism experiences)

Learning German and deepening further skills – how does language dramaturgy work?

Workshop leader:

Michael Troitski-Schäfer, M.A., trainer for German as a foreign and second language, examiner and evaluator in various exams German as a foreign language, head of a self-help group LSBTIQ* for students and teachers, training in language dramaturgy at the University of Vienna (2018)

Target group:

German learners with level A0-A2, participants of the Sofra Group, other interested parties

Working languages: German, English

 

Contents:

After an acquaintance in the group, participants will experience a learning sequence with the method of language dramaturgy (PDL) and will then exchange information about it. The lesson begins with relaxation (please think of blankets!) and allows the participants to gain further interesting experiences in learning German through this authentic and exciting way of learning. Working with masks and poems, with a special focus on pronunciation and melody as well as on the rhythm of the German language enables natural and participant-centred language acquisition.  At the end, there will be time for questions and reflection.

 

The participation is free. Travel costs can be covered subsequently (DB/2.KL).

The workshop language is easy german. A whispered Arabic and english translation is available. Please let us know before if your need other language translation

The workshop is limited to 10 participants

 

When: 02.11.2019

Where: Anyway, Kamekestrasse 14, 50672

From 16 until19

Registration  : ibrahim.mokdad@sofracologne.de

Kontakt Benjamin Willeke