Our communities have been separated by the social distancing needs of the pandemic and slowly emerging from isolation. But we are not the same. Our bodies are marked by new levels of anxiety, fear, stress, and trauma. Yet God remains present in our bodies. How can we reimagine ways to be together as whole persons? How can we create spaces where people can share difficult embodied experiences, including grief and injustice? This workshop explores how the pandemic has affected our bodies within the Body of Christ and offers practical tips for creating rhythms of healing, rest, and resilience.
Liuan Huska is a freelance writer and speaker focusing on topics of embodiment and spirituality. She is the author of Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness. Her writing appears in many places, including Christianity Today, Psychology Today, Geez, The Christian Century, Hyphen, and Sojourners. She lives with her husband and their three little boys in the Chicago area.