La Maida Project’s programming is an upstream approach to supporting mental health, working at the root of the problem to promote the conditions for regenerating connection and community as the natural foundation of optimal mental health. Central to each program is a framework shift to an ecological lens of health. This lens moves away from the widely-held belief that mental health is an individual problem with individually-oriented solutions and towards the understanding that individuals exist in a web of relationships – to self, community, purpose, and nature.
La Maida Project’s health-promoting Ecological Trauma-Informed Model includes a range of experiential workshops, training programs, and large-scale projects where participants gain the tools to understand their innate capacity to heal and catalyze change in their own lives, communities, and organizations.
Customized individual workshops focus on a range of custom health-oriented topics and emphasize the individual’s felt experience in seeing how they exist in a web of relationships, their unique role within the communities they keep, and the supportive values and practices that sustain health through and with community.Learn more