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Foundational Workshop Series

La Maida Project’s Foundational Workshop Series is a four session program exploring the foundational pillars of La Maida Project’s health framing, ecological trauma-informed model, theory of change, and accessible, actionable steps to implementation, both as an individual and a group.


Health & Human Nature

This session is designed to explore the answers to the deceptively simple question, “What is health?” and come to a more accurate and empowering view of health that accounts for connection to self, community, purpose, and the natural world as the essential building blocks of mental health and well-being.

Stress & Regulation

This workshop explores bottom-up regulation, the stress response, how humans have evolved to thrive in reliable interdependent ecosystems, and meaning making. Self-regulation practices and skills to develop relationships and community are emphasized to address chronic stress and burnout and understand how the brain’s physiology impacts our day-to-day behavior.

Story & Purpose

Purpose is the most overlooked and most complex piece in the story of health. Having a coherent understanding of our past, present, and future gives way to healing, resilience, and personal growth. In this session, we use the power of storytelling to help us draw our own story to our essential purpose.


Integrating our learning and experience from the three Foundational Sessions both as individuals and as a collective group is essential to creating a human centered and health forward culture. This integration session explores the day-to-day and ongoing application of an ecological trauma-informed approach to health.


Discovery and customization, program workbook, pre and post session exercises, post session evaluation, and a wrap report.