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Binaries and Boxes at Drama for Life

For the fourth year in a row, 2nd Sight returns to Drama for Life located at University Corner to do Binaries and Boxes with another group of young and bright students. Drama for Life is an organisation that believes drama can be used to enhance the whole life world of a person. The training was facilitated by Brian, Delene’s main co-facilitator and Avri, her Intern. It was a large group of students from a diverse range of subjects with a shared love for the dramatic arts. They were very engaged in the two hour process.

When it happened: 19th May 2014, University Corner, Johannesburg

Body Mapping with the Breast Health Care Foundation

Just as she got back from breast surgery herself, Delene facilitated a beautiful two hour self-care intervention for nurses and care workers who support women with breast cancer. Delene, shadowed by her intern, Avri Spilka, joined a handful of nurses at the Breast Health Foundation at the Helen Joseph Hospital. The Foundation caters to women and their loved ones who have been diagnosed with and are being treated for breast cancer. The women shared their own experiences of breast cancer and how their own journeys inspire their work. Delene’s Body Mapping intervention allowed the nurses to explore what physical and emotional issues they may need to give attention to, so they can continue to work in a mentally and emotionally healthy way.

When/where it happened: 13th May 2014, Helen Josepth Hospital, Johannesburg

Binaries and Boxes at OUT Wellbeing

Delene and Brian facilitated a six hour workshop with various health care professionals at OUT Wellbeing in Pretoria on the 1st of April (not a joke!). There were powerful shifts amongst the group who learnt how to better cater to the needs of their LGBTI clients. Participants learnt the facts about sexuality and were given time to process information and ask questions.  Brian was

When/where it happened: 1st April 2014, Pretoria

Learning Circles & Building Bridges II Workshops

The Hoezit visits culminated in a workshop attended by 83 people from 12 countries at the Farm Inn just outside Pretoria (complete with both live and stuffed white lions!). Delene shared the feedback from the visits with the workshop participants and helped facilitate the workshop which was hosted and facilitated by a crack team from the COC. Delene and Brian individually presented Binaries and Boxes trainings with individuals from LGBTI organisations and health care professionals across Africa. 2nd Sights intern, Avri Spilka, filmed and documented the process, and recently submitted a report to the COC. What an incredible adventure, learning experience and privilege to share with so many people working in LGBTI health.

When/where it happened: 7th - 11th April 2014, Farm Inn, Pretoria

2nd Sight in Africa- Hoezit! Visits

Over the past ten months 2nd Sight has been involved in a learning expedition in Southern and Eastern Africa on behalf of the COC Netherlands, an international LGBTI organisation. Delene visited 18 LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) organisations in 9 different countries. and spoke to many health care providers. Her team termed the visits the “Hoezit” visits ("how are you?" in Afrikaans). 2nd Sight contributed the feedback report and facilitation assistance at the workshop. It was an honour to have the opportunity to talk to many organisations in the SADC region.

When/where it happened: August 2013 – May 2014, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa