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Specialty Program: The Power of Spoken Words

The Power of Spoken Word Program is an unorthodox, unique, and powerful training curriculum that instills a holistic approach to healing with the power of words infused with storytelling. This training program dives into advocacy, trauma-informed care, and the profound impact of words. Through captivating narrative, drama, and lyrical performances, Rashan explores topics such as social media depression, mental health, self-care, advocacy, substance abuse, and emasculation.

Participants undergo a preparatory phase encompassing trigger warnings and comprehensive guidelines, aligning with the program's objectives and outcomes. Rashan supplements each spoken word performance with detailed contextualization, fostering in-depth dialogues that enrich the understanding of the themes explored in a structured, safe space.

Attendees will be equipped with improved communication skills, empathy, and the ability to engage in meaningful discussions, fostering positive change in their communities.

Program Theme: 

  1. Advocacy: The program highlights the importance of advocacy and the power of spoken words to raise awareness and effect positive change. Rashan shares his own experiences and encourages participants to use their voices to advocate for themselves and others.

  2. Trauma-Informed Care: Rashan emphasizes the significance of trauma-informed care, exploring how words and storytelling can contribute to healing and support individuals who have experienced trauma. The program creates a safe and supportive environment for participants to engage with their own experiences and emotions.

  3. Impact of Words: Rashan delves into the profound impact that words can have on individuals and communities. He explores the potential for spoken words to inspire, uplift, and foster empathy, as well as the responsibility that comes with using words effectively and ethically.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deeper Empathy and Understanding: Through exploring various societal issues like mental health, social media impact, advocacy, and substance abuse, attendees will gain a deeper understanding and empathy towards those experiencing these challenges.

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis: Rashan's contextualization of themes and facilitated dialogues will encourage critical thinking and analysis of complex social issues, encouraging attendees to question and evaluate societal norms and structures.

  • Self-Care and Well-being: Exploring topics related to mental health and self-care will encourage attendees to prioritize their well-being and adopt healthier coping mechanisms, fostering personal growth and resilience.

  • Storytelling as a Tool for Change: Recognizing the power of storytelling, attendees will learn how narratives can be used as a catalyst for social change, advocacy, and raising awareness about pressing societal issues.

Trigger Warning: This workshop may evoke strong emotions and trigger traumatic memories for some participants. It is important to create a safe and supportive environment, including providing appropriate resources and access to mental health support if needed.


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