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We advocate healing from abuse and trauma
rather than coping with the symptoms,
in order to transform lives and, ultimately, society.

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Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment)

OUR MISSION

Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment) advocates healing from abuse and trauma rather than coping with the symptoms, in order to transform lives and, ultimately, society. We achieve this by providing trauma-focused resources and education and by producing and partnering with relevant film, television, and theatre, empowering the social change necessary to create a healing movement.

Recent Events

Our 6th Annual (Un)Gala Online: Stars Come Out to Support Healing TREE 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8pm est

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OUR PROGRAMS

EMDR Therapy Training

We facilitate trainings in the evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment modality EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to spread healing to underserved populations.

Silk Screening + Workshop

We host workshops for high schoolers, college students and community members on the most insidious red flags of abuse and trauma, built around our short film Silk.

Photography by La Bloise Art (L) and Alexander Rivero (R)

Approved Care Network

We support individuals suffering from trauma to get the help that they need to heal rather than cope.

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Film / TV / Theatre Partners

Mass

Healing TREE is partners with the feature film Mass which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters October 8, 2021. Mass follows two sets of parents who meet years after a tragedy changed their lives. Mass was written and directed by Healing TREE Artist Advocate and star of our short film Silk Fran Kranz (The Cabin In The Woods) and stars award-winning actors Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter film series, The Patriot), Reed Birney (Tony-winning actor of The Humans, House of Cards), Martha Plimpton (Emmy and Tony nominee, Raising Hope, Running on Empty) and Ann Dowd (Emmy winner, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Manchurian Candidate, Garden State). Mass was co-produced by Healing TREE Founder and CEO Marissa Ghavami.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ryan Jackson-Healy.

Variety: “Sundance Favorite ‘Mass’ Sets Fall Release, Ensemble Cast Goes Supporting for Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)”

“The Sundance Film Festival hit will be released exclusively in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021, Variety has learned exclusively. In addition, all four actors will be campaigned in the supporting actor and supporting actress categories for the Oscars.”

PSAs / Micro Short Films

Locked Inside Us

Locked Inside Us is a Healing TREE Public Service Announcement / micro-short film geared towards middle school through college students and is about the “little t” traumas we keep inside us that affect our lives moving forward.

Bound

Bound is a Public Service Announcement originally created by Healing TREE Artist Advocate Samantha Scaffidi and produced by Voyager Studios LLC in association with SLMBR PRTY for Healing TREE to address trauma bonding. It was re-released in May of 2020 in light of COVID-19.


#BLACKLIVESMATTER

Dear Friends,

We at Healing TREE are outraged, sickened and grieving over the most recent police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. We are painfully aware that these murders are part of an ongoing and longstanding history of racist violence and oppression in our country. 

As an organization, we are committed to learning, growing and continuously doing better in doing our part to fight systemic racism, racial injustice and violence and discrimination against Black people. We are redoubling our efforts to diversify our leadership and entire community and are actively finding ways to be more inclusive and to join this fight for racial justice and serve our Black community members better. Our focus as an organization is on stopping abuse and healing trauma, and we acknowledge that perhaps no other group of people have been impacted by abuse and trauma more than the Black community. 

We highly recommend reading these articles that deal with race-based traumatic stress: What Dr. King Understood About Rage, Riots, and the Trauma of the Unheard and What Is Intergenerational Trauma? An Expert Explains.

We also encourage our white community members to read: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. We urge all of our supporters to join us in saying Black Lives Matter and in taking deliberate actions so that our society reflects that.

Sincerely,
Marissa Ghavami, Founder & CEO
MJ Kinman, President of the Board of Directors

Blog

August 25, 2020
By Marissa Ghavami and Jessica Mastro  “My parents weren’t abusive.” “My best friend and I were toxic for each other.” “My boyfriend never hit me.” “I haven’t been through trauma.”  As someone who passionately…

Shop Partners

When you shop our partners, you can find unique goods and support Healing TREE at the same time.

Thanks to Amazon Smile, you can also support Healing TREE anytime you shop Amazon at no added cost to you.

MJ Kinman, Textile Artist

SUPPORT US

Your donations enable us to establish and maintain our core programming. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making your donations tax deductible.

GET INVOLVED

Please contact us if you are interested in bringing one of our programs to your organization, partnering with us, sponsoring our annual (Un)Gala, becoming an Artist Advocate, volunteering with us, etc!