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Founders and Board Members
Giselle Bonilla identifies as Dominican Afro-Latina. Giselle is the co-founder of Time Of Butterflies as well as the clinical director. Giselle is the founder of Centro Bonilla in the Dominican Republic, which provides mental health services and holistic approaches for the communities in Bonao, DR as well as the surrounding communities. Giselle obtained her bachelors in Psychology from Providence College and her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Her expressive arts therapy capstone thesis focused on therapy work with survivors of abuse. The title of her thesis is "Healing the Body through Awareness, and Expression: The Polyvagal Theory and the Expressive Arts in Therapy with Women Who Have Been Abused."
Link of the article: https://digitalcommons.lesley.edu/expressive_theses/240/
Giselle is certified in Reiki, Reflexology, Sound Healing and Trauma-Informed Yoga. She believes that the mind and the body are strongly connected and that they need each other to heal. Giselle has always considered herself a writer, but it has been something that she has mainly kept to herself. Her writing has always been her place of release and refuge. “Words are so powerful, they allow you to release, to express, and to receive. I have been healing through my words since the day that I learned to create sentences.” Giselle loves to paint, play her handpan drum, spend time in nature, and with her family and friends. She is currently running her online private practice as a Holistic Therapist at Holistic Wellbeing Counseling. Giselle is also a member of The Massachusetts Women Of Color Network. She is a part of the Training and Technical Assistance Circle.
Mental Health Consultant/ Workshop Curator
Agnis is from Venezuela. She is a trained Psychotherapist and Body and Food Liberation coach and consultant. She has worked in mental health community setting for more than 10 years including family therapy centers, community mental health clinics, public schools and nonprofits.
Agnis specialty is to help women heal the trauma, hurts and difficult memories from the past that have impacted their relationship with their bodies and food. Agnis mission is to support women on their healing journey towards liberation in body, mind and heart so they can grow, thrive and dream again.
Due to her deep personal connection, Agnis helps women discover that there are other ways of living other than restricting their food choices and forcing their bodies to look a certain way, which, as a consequence, have also restricted the rest of their lives. Agnis framework and orientation are based on while health, body trust, HAES (health at every size), trauma, diversity, inclusion, equality, social justice, and power and privilege.
Social Media Content Creator
Najiyyah is a self-love enthusiast and educator, and she is a transformational speaker. Najiyyah's mission is to educate, empower, and guide young girls and women of color on their journey of healing.
Her work focuses on bridging the gap between self-love and trauma.
"There is power in healing and strength in self-love. I aspire to change the 'Strong Black Woman' narrative that perpetuates years of trauma through silencing behaviors in which keeps us in survival mode. I was triggered to begin my self-love journey 6 years ago while in a relationship with my now ex. The relationship triggered every abandonment wound I had managed to cover up or so I thought, for years. I decided I no longer wanted to be a victim of my past hurts, fears and traumas. I decided that I was ready to fully commit to the healing journey and move from victim to conqueror."
Najiyyah is the co-chair for Make the Distinction in which is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, geared towards helping young girls aged 14-18 transition from high school into adulthood through life skills workshops and mentoring.
"I believe that when the little girl is healed the woman will show up."